Автор: Christopher Shores
Название: Luftwaffe Fighter Units: Russia 1941-1945
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Aircam / Airwar 11
Размер: 10,3 mb
On the morning of 22 June 1941, the massive German invasion of Western Russia, Barbarossa, was spearheaded by deep armoured thrusts, designed to encircle and destroy large segments of the numerically strong Red Army. Overhead, providing immediate support and protection, flew the battle-hardened and highly-experienced units of the Luftwaffe, similar in composition, size and equipment to those used in western Europe and against Britain during 1940. Only amongst the Jagdgeschwader (fighter units) had any substantial reequipment taken place. Late in 1940 the first example of the Messerschraitt Bfl09F had become available, and by June 1941, 13 of the Gruppen in the east had received these superb fighters— considered by many to be the best of all the variants of the Bfl09 in terms of handling and response.
In this book major aircraft types are all covered, and their missions detailed. Aircraft markings and aircrew uniforms are shown in full colour illustrations.
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