Focke Wulf FW190

1944-45
Author: J. Richard Smith,Eddie J. Creek
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9781906537319
Category: History
Page: 336
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Over 650 photographs including those showing factory and construction, close ups of weapons and equipment, operational units as well as numerous facsimiles of Focke-Wulf handbook drawings.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in the Battle for Sicily


Author: Morten Jessen,Andrew Arthy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788799335206
Category: History
Page: 224
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"A fascinating and thoroughly researched account of Focke-Wulf 190 units, personnel and operations in the Sicilian campaign of the summer of 1943. Based on a variety of primary sources, this book describes many of the very eventful missions flown by a handful of Luftwaffe Fw 190s against a multitude of British and American land and naval targets. The book features numerous firsthand accounts from German, British, American and Commonwealth personnel, along with a wide selection of photographs and maps, and color aircraft profiles by well-known aviation artist Claes Sundin. The reader is also given a good idea of daily life for the Fw 190 pilots and mechanics during what was a long, hot Mediterranean summer, as they battled Allied bombing raids, lack of supplies, malaria, and many other complications. This is the first time that the full story of the Fw 190 in the battle for Sicily has been told, and this book will serve as the definitive account of this aspect of aviation history." REVIEWS "There are plenty of books on the Focke-Wulf Fw 190; many volumes have been published on WWII's second-most famous German fighter in service in north-west Europe and the Eastern Front, but the battle for Sicily? To my memory, nothing in any depth has been issued on this particular campaign and that's what makes Danish and Australian authors Morten Jessen and Andrew Arthy's new title so fascinating and unique. The book is a follow-up to their 2004 volume 'Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in North Africa' and is an imposing production; it's a large format, 224 page hardback and the highly photogenic (if fighter aircraft can be considered photogenic) full-bleed image on the cover is almost irresistible if you are addicted to WWII aviation. The book is clearly produced with an eye for visual impact; as I often seem to state in this section each month, the photographic reproduction is excellent and many of the images are printed large on the page, all grist-to-the-mill for the modeler, hungry for Luftwaffe eye-candy. There are no less than 137 b/w and three color photographs in the book, plus eleven color profiles (by distinguished artist Claes Sundin) as well as maps that clearly define the specific zones of Fw 190 operation. For the modeller, there is a great deal of interest in this book. Naturally, lashings of punchy wartime photos of Fw 190s are scattered throughout and they give tantalizing clues to camouflage schemes, markings and the inevitable weathering; great stuff. But what really impresses is the sheer attention to detail; those six years of research were well spent and the result is an exhaustive account of the infamous Butcher Bird and its exploits in the vicious battle for the island of Sicily. Very highly recommended." - Tamiya Model Magazine, Marcus Nicholls "In this book the eventful history of the Fw 190 units in the Mediterranean is described from 14 May to 2 September 1943, with special attention to the battle for Sicily. It is extremely well-researched and excellently illustrated, with the story focusing on, amongst other things, why the Fw 190 was so important there. Like everywhere in this book, facts and figures complement each other perfectly, with many eyewitness accounts from both sides. Although the presentation follows a chronological thread, it remains a varied and well told story and an easy read. This exemplary book provides an overall picture of what happened, and tops it off with no less than ten meticulously compiled appendices, i.e. detailed casualty lists, camouflage and markings etc., not to mention the eleven exceptional color profiles by Claes Sundin. Conclusion: one of the best new releases for a long time!" - Flugzeig Classic, Wolfgang Mühlbauer

Focke Wulf FW 190

From 1940-1945
Author: Dominique Breffort
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 9782915239256
Category: History
Page: 80
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The "other" IIIrd Reich fighter is a symbol of technology as well as sturdiness. A mythical plane, the FW 190 first appeared in 1941 and, from thenon, was to be a real problem to Allied air forces. From the Eastern front to the Defense of the Reich, including the Normandy campaign, the fighter that the last German aces flew with distinction, is illustrated in all its variety of camouflage and schemes and markings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-K


Author: Willy Radinger,Wolfgang Otto
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764310232
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 158
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As the Luftwaffes standard fighter, beginning in 1937 the Bf 109 was produced in large numbers and after the outbreak of the Second World War saw action over every front. With this light, high-performance aircraft Professor Willy Messerschmitt had created a ground-breaking design. The Bf 109 had to remain in continuous development in order to keep pace with advances in Allied fighter design. 1941 saw the advent of the Bf 109 F, a clearly improved version, which was soon replaced by the more powerful and better armed Bf 109 G. The Bf 109 H high-altitude fighter reached a ceiling of 14,000 meters, and the Bf 109 K, the most potent of all the variants of this fighter aircraft, entered production in the last year of the war. This is a complete summary of all versions from the Bf 109 F to K with many photographs, some never before published, and details.

Me 262


Author: J. Richard Smith,Eddie J. Creek,Kenneth A. Merrick
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
ISBN: 9781903223109
Category: History
Page: 224
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Due to demand, this is a revised reprint of the first volume of J. Richard Smith's and Eddie J. Creek's exhaustive study of the Messerschmitt Me 262, the world's first operational military jet aircraft. This edition contains updated technical drawings, revised and corrected text and photographic amendments. These internationally acclaimed authors have drawn on more than thirty years of detailed research. Here, for the first time, is the full story of the concept, design, troubled development and contested operational deployment of possibly one of the most enigmatic war machines ever built, from its evolution to its eventual appearance with the Luftwaffe's first operational jet trials units. The story is complemented by a portrait of the early life of Willy Messerschmitt as well as a detailed study of the pioneering German work in the field of turbojet engine design and development, together with more than fifty high-precision technical scale drawings of the prototype aircraft by Arthur Bentley. An essential requirement for both students of early jet aircraft development and all those with an interest in the history of military aviation.

Junkers Ju87

From Dive-Bomber to Tank-Buster 1935-1945
Author: Eddie J. Creek
Publisher: Ian Allen Pub
ISBN: 9781906537289
Category: History
Page: 336
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A detailed reference on the Ju 87 Stuka. Heavily illustrated, it provides wide-ranging access to information on one of the most well known aircraft of World War 2 and is the most complete history currently on the market.

Blitz!

Germany's Arado Ar 234 Jet Bomber
Author: J. Richard Smith,Eddie J. Creek
Publisher: Merriam Press
ISBN: 1576380076
Category: History
Page: 72
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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 "long Nose"

An Illustrated History of the Fw 190D Series
Author: Dietmar Harmann
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764318764
Category: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Fighter plane)
Page: 200
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This book covers the complete development history of those variants of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 powered by inline engines. The first Fw 190 equipped with a Daimler Benz liquid-cooled engine took to the air in early 1942, followed six months later by another powered by a Jumo 213. Production of the Fw 190 C, Fw 190 D and Ta 153 was delayed by the German air ministry. Not until 1944, by which time Germany had lost control of the air, did the Fw 190 D-9, an interim fighter powered by the Jumo 213 A, enter production. The Fw 190 D-9 proved an immediate success, largely due to an excellent prototype test program under Dipl.Ing. Hans Sander. The type quickly entered service with the Luftwaffe and more than 1,700 examples were completed by the end of the war. The Fw 190 D-9 gave rise to a number of improved variants with the more powerful Jumo 213 F engine and a heavier armament, however only a handful of the D-11 and D-13 versions were completed. With a maximum speed of 750 km/h, the Fw 190 D-12 powered by the new Jumo 213 EB would have represented the apex of Fw 190 development. The proposed Fw 190 D-14 and D-15, both powered by improved versions of the dive-bombers 603, came too late to see service with the Luftwaffe.

Luftwaffe Over Germany

Defense of the Reich
Author: Don Caldwell,Richard Muller
Publisher: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1473896967
Category: History
Page: 336
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The Luftwaffe over Germany tells the story of one of the longest and most intense air battles in history. The daylight air struggles over Germany during World War II involved thousands of aircraft, dozens of units, and hundreds of aerial engagements. Unti

Messerschmitt Me 262

The Production Log 1941-1945
Author: Dan O'Connell
Publisher: Midland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781903223598
Category: History
Page: 224
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Presents a summary of every known and identified Messerschmitt Me 262 figher planes.

Focke-wulf Fw200

The Condor at War 1939-1945
Author: Chris Goss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906537548
Category:
Page: 336
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Conceived and developed as a civilian airliner during the 1930s, the elegant four-engined Focke-Wulf Fw200 Condor soon became one of the Luftwaffe's most immediately recognizable and potent maritime armed reconnaissance aircraft. Following its introduction into service in 1939, the Condor took part in the German campaign against Norway and the British Isles in 1940 before being subsequently deployed over the Mediterranean in 1941 and the Atlantic between 1940 and 1944. Used as a transport for high-level German personnel in the Fliegerstaffel des F�hrers, as well as military transport missions on the Eastern Front, the Condor became involved in the catastrophic Stalingrad airlift. Later in the war, over the Atlantic convoy routes and despite the introduction by the Allies of escort carriers, catapult-fighter ships and long-range patrol aircraft, the Fw200 continued to wage an anti-shipping campaign, but by the autumn of 1944 and into 1945, it was relegated to pure transport missions flying from bases in Norway. In Focke-Wulf Fw200:The Condor at War, Chris Goss and G�nther Ott present the most richly detailed narrative ever written on the campaigns undertaken by the Fw200. Their account is accompanied by hundreds of rare images, many previously unpublished, representing the largest assembly of photography relative to the aircraft ever published. A unique reference source for historians and modelers alike.

Focke Wulf FW190 Manual


Author: Graeme Douglas
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857337894
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
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When the German Focke Wulf Fw190 fighter burst onto the scene over France in 1941 it took the RAF by surprise, outperforming the Spitfire Mk V. At the time the RAF described the performance gap as 'a quantum leap'. Its superior performance on the Eastern Front had a significant impact in the air war against the Soviet Union. Graeme Douglas gets under the skin of the Fw190 with the new-build Focke Wulf Fw190A-8 and D-9 models built by the Flug Werk company in Germany. He also describes flying and maintaining the Fw190 in combat.

Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor

The Airliner that Went to War
Author: Juan-Carlos Salgado
Publisher: Classic Publications
ISBN: 9781903223963
Category: History
Page: 128
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This is a lavishly and highly detailed account of one of the most elegant and deadly aircraft to serve during World War II. Designed and built in the late 1930s, originally as a civilian airliner to compete with the American DC-2 and DC-3, the Fw 200 grabbed the international stage when it broke the record for flying non-stop from Berlin to New York in August 1938. However, it is for its role as a maritime strike aircraft in World War II that the Fw 200 gained its reputation as the 'Scourge of the Atlantic'. This book uncovers unique and unpublished material on this most revered aircraft of the Luftwaffe and will appeal to scale modelers and historians alike.

Luftwaffe Emblems, 1939-1945


Author: Barry Ketley
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9780955426834
Category: History
Page: 192
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A compilation of all known Luftwaffe unit badges and emblems in full color, covering all types of aircraft and function, ranging from famous fighter and bomber units, through to little-known maritime squadrons, humble training or communication flights. Grouped by squadron type and function, the emblems provide an invaluable aid to both modelers and historians and those interested in WWII Luftwaffe aircraft.

Junkers Ju88


Author: William Medcalf
Publisher: Crecy Pub
ISBN: 9781906537432
Category: History
Page: 336
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A comprehensive study of the development and operational history of the Junkers Ju 88, exploring the many variants of this famous Luftwaffe multi-role aircraft.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in North Africa


Author: Andrew Arthy,Morten Jessen,Claes (ART) Sundin
Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing
ISBN: 9781903223451
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
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The Focke-Wulf was already a feared opponent on the Channel Front when it appeared in North Africa in November 1942 and, though perceived by many to have been the fighter 'workhorse' of the Luftwaffe on the Western and Eastern fronts during World War II, the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 also served in unit strength in North Africa from late 1942 until the German collapse in May 1943. This new book is a day-to-day account of the air war over Tunisia and Algeria told through war diaries and first-hand accounts from both the German and Allied pilots who flew in the theater. Includes appendices with complete loss and victory lists, camouflage and markings of Fw 190s in North Africa, and Fw 190 captured in Tunisia. After three years of in-depth research, the story of the pilots and units that flew the Fw 190 in North Africa can now be told. Using over 100 photos, many from private collections, plus illustrations and profiles, the authors describe the interesting story of the air war fought over Tunisia and Algeria from the view of the Fw 190 pilots.

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Dora: Fw 190 D-9


Author: Jerry Crandall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976103455
Category: History
Page: 344
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1. Foreword by Oberstleutnant a.D. Karl-Heinz Ossenkop JG 26 D-9 pilot 2. Brief story of prototype development 3. Study of the five known types of gun cowls by factory 4. D-9 into service with III./JG 54 5. Pilot initial impressions including Dortenmann's first words... What kind of contraptions are these?! 6. First losses and victories 7. Excerpts of Hans Dortenmann's diary describing his all-Yellow tail W. Nr. 210003 D-9, the first D-9 in service 8. Combat stories of D-9 pilots from III./JG 54, JG 2, IV./JG 3, JG 26, JG 51, and JG 301 9. The distinctive system of tactical markings and colors used by JG 301 10. Approximately 365 black and white photos, plus 40 color photos many previously unpublished, 72 color profiles by Thomas A. Tullis 11. Situation reports of JG 2 Dora 9 activity during March 1945 attacking the Remagen bridge 12. Flugbuch excerpts from Dora 9 pilots 13. Accurate and detailed drawings by Koichiro Abe of the D-9, D-9/R5, and D-9 with the Ta 152 tail