Search results for: fw-200-condor-units-of-world-war-2

Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2

Author : Chris Goss
File Size : 45.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 397
Read : 1327
Download »
The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it – Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces advanced, French airfields opened up, allowing the Condor to fly around the UK and out into the Atlantic, where it rapidly established itself as one of the key menaces to Allied shipping. Able to attack shipping directly, or able to guide U-Boats to their prey the Condor scored its first major success when it crippled the liner Empress of Great Britain. But the tables were to turn on the 'Scourge of the Atlantic' as mechanical failures induced by their harsh operating environment and changes in Allied tactics began to take a toll. Vulnerable to aerial attack, the deployment of Allied carriers and their associated fighters combined with the introduction of more loing range maritime patrol aircraft exposed the Condor's deficiencies. Packed with rare first-hand accounts, profile artwork and photographs, this is the history of one of the unsung types to take to the skies during World War 2.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aviation

Author :
File Size : 54.18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 634
Read : 539
Download »

German Warplanes of World War II

Author : Christopher Chant
File Size : 34.41 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 247
Read : 281
Download »
This text is a comprehensive look at the military aircraft that flew for the Luftwaffe in World War II, it covers all aspects, including details on design, development history, service records as well as performance and crew members.

Bombers

Author : Francis Crosby
File Size : 90.4 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 979
Read : 1190
Download »
The World Encyclopedia of Bombers * The history of bombers, their technology and action in major conflicts around the world, including the bombers of World Wars I and II, Cold War bombers and the powerful jet bombers involved in modern combat * Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about their country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance * Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms and abbreviations * Features over 750 wartime and modern photographs, many rarely previously published.

War Planes of the Second World War Bombers and reconnaissance aircraft

Author : William Green
File Size : 22.58 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 569
Read : 1054
Download »

Jane s Fighting Aircraft of World War II

Author : Frederick Thomas Jane
File Size : 50.14 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 401
Read : 948
Download »
More than one thousand black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and data tables accompany an authoritative survey of World War II aircraft that reviews the airpower of sixty-eight nations and provides detailed descriptions of each aircraft.

First Fighter

Author : Charles F. O'Connell
File Size : 36.9 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 251
Read : 490
Download »

Air Space Smithsonian

Author :
File Size : 87.1 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 938
Read : 1055
Download »

Aircraft of World War II in Combat

Author :
File Size : 42.47 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 975
Read : 1287
Download »
A comprehensive history of the use of air power during World War II, From Blitzkrieg Dive-Bombing Attacks To Parachute Landings And Aerial Reconnaissance.

American Fighters of World War Two

Author : René J. Francillon
File Size : 80.57 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 838
Read : 684
Download »

Guinness Aircraft Facts Feats

Author : Michael John Haddrick Taylor
File Size : 33.11 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 190
Read : 944
Download »
Presents information and trivia concerning the history of ballooning, airplanes, air forces, jet planes, rocketry, and space flight

The Warplanes of the Third Reich

Author : William Green
File Size : 56.78 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 263
Read : 903
Download »

Giants in the Sky

Author : Michael John Haddrick Taylor
File Size : 45.27 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 886
Read : 518
Download »
Briefly traces the background of large bombers, reconaissance aircraft, flying boats, airships, helicopters, and the space shuttle

Aircraft of the Second World War

Author : Philip Jarrett
File Size : 52.66 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 980
Read : 474
Download »
This is a study of aircraft from World War II. The book is part of a 12-volume series, which covers the production and operation of aircraft worldwide. Each volume is devoted to essays on aircraft types, their development and option, systems and equipment. As well as outlining developments, each article seeks to explain why progress was in a particular direction, emphasizing the political, strategic or economic factors that dictated that development. Moving from the general to the specific, graphs and tabular data relating to typical or significant aircraft or allied subjects are provided in each section. The series concentrates on the development of aircraft from the viewpoint of their technical development, the effect of technical development on the use of aircraft, and the effect of their usage on technical development. Contributors to this title include: E.R. Hooton, Derek Wood, Alfred Price, M.J.F. Bowyer, Group Captain Peter Hearn, Norman Friedman, Elfan Ap Rees, Les Coombes, Andrew Nahum, Captain Eric Brown and John Golley.

Flypast

Author :
File Size : 58.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 442
Read : 1239
Download »

Civil Aircraft

Author : Jim Winchester
File Size : 53.70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 815
Read : 1297
Download »
Features over 120 civil aircraft with photographs, artwork, dimensions, performances etc for each one.

Soviet Air Power in World War 2

Author : E. Gordon
File Size : 61.5 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 538
Read : 1280
Download »
From the team that published the 'Famous Russian Aircraft' series comes Soviet Air Power in World War 2, the authoritative guide to all of the aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force during the conflict. As well as exploring in-depth the individual aircraft types, this book also takes a closer look at the Soviet Air Force's structure and aircraft fleet. Included are all of the unit insignia of Soviet air armies, divisions and regiments, as well as the varied artwork and camouflage schemes used on individual aircraft. An extensive selection of unseen photographs and colour side views of all the aircraft types that operated in the immediate pre-war years and in World War 2 are featured, including many British and American aircraft flown by the Soviet Air Force and Soviet Naval Aviation. The book also reveals information about the Soviet Air Force commanders and famous aces of the period; the aces' aircraft and their personal insignia are illustrated, as well as the combat operations they flew against the Axis air forces between 1941 and 1945. Written by an acknowledged expert in Soviet and Russian military aviation, and illustrated with photographs, profiles and detailed line drawings, this guide to the Soviet Air Force in World War 2 will be of interest not only to aviation and military history enthusiasts but to modellers of this period.

The Simon and Schuster Encyclopedia of World War II

Author : Thomas D. Parrish
File Size : 54.39 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 356
Read : 687
Download »
More than forty-five hundred cross-referenced entries provide detailed and comprehensive coverage of the issues, strategies, campaigns, battles, heroes and traitors, weaponry, and intelligence secrets and networks of the Second World War

Lockheed Horizons

Author :
File Size : 77.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 874
Read : 286
Download »

The Second World War

Author : Basil Collier
File Size : 76.13 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 624
Read : 687
Download »