V1 Flying Bomb Aces

485,- Kč


Aircraft of the Aces 113

Autor: Andrew Thomas
Strany: 96
ISBN: 9781780962924
Paperback

Obsah
Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called ‘revenge weapons’, the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France, the fast, small, pulse-jet powered pilotless aircraft were aimed at London with the sole intent of destroying civilian morale to the point where the British government would be forced to sue for peace. This dangerous new threat drew an immediate response, and the Air Defence of Great Britain (as Fighter Command had been temporarily renamed) established layers of defence that included a gun line and balloon barrage. The main element, however, were standing patrols by the fastest piston-engined fighters available to the RAF – the new Tempest V and Griffon-powered Spitfire XIV. Other types were allocated too, most notably the Polish Mustang wing, while night defence was left in the capable hands of several dedicated Mosquito squadrons. Although pilotless, the V1 was no easy foe thanks to its speed, powerful warhead and sheer unpredictability. Nevertheless, 154 pilots became V1 aces, 25 of whom were also aces against manned aircraft.

Contents
First Encounters
Opening Rounds
Climax
Battle is Won
A New Threat
Valediction
Appendices (V1 Aces, Aces with some V1 claims, USAAF Aces with V1 claims)

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  • Kód: 9781780962924
  • Výrobce: Osprey Publishing


Tento produkt byl přidán dne Neděle 18. srpen 2013.

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