Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) "Pik As" or "Ace of Spades" achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous among its opponents for the quality and caliber of its aces--men such as Werner M lders, Hans-Karl Mayer, and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous Knight's Crosses for their exploits in 1940, credited with 258 victories, with 51 pilots being killed or captured. This study follows these pilots of JG 53 into battle, telling the stories of their victories, losses, and ultimate fate.
Containing thirty-six profile illustrations depicting the drastic change in appearance of their aircraft over time, and complemented by thorough research, this book is a welcome addition to Osprey's popular Aircraft of the Aces series.
Автор: Franks, Norman L.r. Название: Albatros Aces of World War 1 ISBN: 1855329603 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781855329607 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Albatros family of fighters were among the most effective aircraft used by the Imperial German Air Service for much of World War I. The text outlines the exploits of the aces who flew them and is accompanied by 40 specially commissioned artworks.
Автор: Guttman Jon Название: Naval Aces of World War 1 part 2 ISBN: 1849086648 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849086646 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Looks at the many flying naval heroes who served alongside or against those of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). While the RNAS operated its own formidable arsenal of Nieuport and Sopwith scouts over the Flanders coast, the German Navy countered with its own Land Feld Jagdstaffeln and Seefront Staffeln.
Описание: Austro-Hungarian industry produced a series of poor fighter types such as the Ph nix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I during the early stages of the war, and it was not until licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III began to reach Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in May 1917 that the fortunes of pilots began to look up. Unlike the German-built Albatrosen, which initially suffered wing failures in flight, the Oeffag aircraft were far more robust than German D IIs and D IIIs. They also displayed superior speed, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely safer flight characteristics. Such attributes were used to the full by all the leading Austro-Hungarian aces, including Brumowski, Arigi, Kiss and Linke-Crawford, who fought Italian pilots in Hanriots and SPADs, as well as British pilots in Camels and Bristol Fighters. The exploits of Austro-Hungarian aces were initially brought to the attention of English-speaking readers in the 1980s through the pioneering work of Martin O'Connor. An additional 30 years of additional research has allowed Paolo Varriale to integrate and update his work, rectifying some inaccuracies and adding new details and a large number of unpublished photographs. The careful crosschecking of Allied sources with Austrian and German records form the basis for a detailed reconstruction of the dogfights fought by the leading aces. This painstaking research allows many myths to be exposed and errors to be corrected. The book will cover the use of Albatros fighters on the Italian and Eastern Fronts, from the fighters' initial arrival in mid 1917 through to the last days of war. It will also chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional information about their personal background and their post-war lives in the nations born from the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire. Some 49 pilots achieved acedom during World War 1, and the bulk of these pilots made their claims flying the 586 Oeffag-built Albatrosen.
Автор: Guttman Jon Название: Naval Aces of World War 1 Part I ISBN: 1849083452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849083454 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covering all the naval fighter pilots to achieve ace status during World War I, this book examines the elite members of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). It covers the members of the RNAS who `made ace`. It also cover the naval Aces from the other participants in the war.
Описание: A remarkable number of British, French and German two-seater teams managed to attain or exceed the five victories needed to achieve the acedom popularly associated with their single-seat nemeses. This book comes with rich illustrations and first-hand accounts of the veterans themselves.
Автор: Vanwyngarden, Greg Название: Early German Aces of World War I ISBN: 1841769975 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841769974 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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The Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) can truly be said to have begun the age of fighter aviation. With the development of its revolutionary synchronised system that enabled the machine gun to fire through the propellor, Fokker E I pilots caused consternation in the Allied air services as they began to reap a harvest of victims in the summer of 1915. While the first victory with a Fokker E-type is now believed to have been earned by Kurt Wintgens on 1 July 1915, it was the exploits of Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke that made the machine legendary. These men, along with others such as Parschau and Hohndorf, received the adulation of the German public along with such honors as the first awards of the coveted Blue Max. They created the tactics and principles of German fighter aviation as they did so, developing doctrine that is still relevant to today's fighter pilots. However, by the end of 1916, the glory days of the lone hunter and his Fokker Eindecker were over. They were replaced by a succeeding generation of biplane fighters which would be flown in new formations - the Jagdstaffeln or 'hunting groups'. The story of these first Fokker and Halberstadt biplane fighters and their pilots concludes this volume. RELATED TITLES German Air Force 1914-1918 (Elite) Fokker Dr 1 Aces of World War I (Aicraft of the Aces) American Aces of World War I (Aircraft of the Aces)
Автор: Toperczer Istvбn Название: MiG-21 Aces of the Vietnam War ISBN: 1472823567 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781472823564 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2672 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Having learned their trade on the subsonic MiG-17, pilots of the Vietnamese People's Air Force (VPAF) received their first examples of the legendary MiG-21 supersonic fighter in 1966. Soon thrown into combat over North Vietnam, the guided-missile equipped MiG-21 proved a deadly opponent for the US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps crews striking at targets deep in communist territory. Although the communist pilots initially struggled to come to terms with the fighter's air-search radar and weapons systems, the ceaseless cycle of combat operations quickly honed their skills.
Indeed, by the time the last US aircraft (a B-52) was claimed by the VPAF on 28 December 1972, no fewer than 13 pilots had become aces flying the MiG-21. Fully illustrated with wartime photographs and detailed colour artwork plates, and including enthralling combat reports, this book examines the many variants of the MiG-21 that fought in the conflict, the schemes they wore and the pilots that flew them.
Автор: Toperczer, Istvan Название: MiG-21 Units of the Vietnam War ISBN: 1841762636 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841762630 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A study of the ultimate Communist fighter of the Vietnam War, the MiG-21, and its use by the VPAF. It features first-hand accounts from the men who flew the MiG-21, along with scale drawings of all major variants.
Автор: Guttman, Jon Название: Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1 ISBN: 1841768774 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781841768779 Издательство: Osprey Рейтинг: Цена: 2523 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covers the best of the best Balloon specialists who had to deal with unique hazards and acquired a unique status during World War I.
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