Air War Over the Atlantic

Air War Over the Atlantic

By: Manfred Griehl (author)Paperback

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Late in 1938, the German Navy Supreme Command commissioned a report into the combat effectiveness of its airborne divisions. As a result of its findings, the German High Command instigated a major construction program for planes with a specifically maritime role: carrier-borne, reconnaissance, mine laying and most importantly, long-range units were all developed. In this volume of the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series, Manfred Griehl showcases a photo-history of the development of the Kriegsmarine airborne capability from the early Condor missions to the introduction of Me 262 A-1a jet fighters in 1944. More than a hundred rarely seen pictures illustrate the gradual turning of the tide against Germany in the war for the skies over the Atlantic: as the German war machine struggled to match demand for aircraft, so the pilots attempting to control crucial supply routes struggled to compete with mounting allied technical and numerical superiority.

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MANFRED GRIEHL was a respected historian with a unique photographic archive, specializing in Luftwaffe operations of World War II. His many publications include X-Planes: German Luftwaffe Prototypes 1930-1945 and Luftwaffe over America: The Secret Plans to Bomb the United States in World War II.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/01/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781848327917
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 72
  • ID: 9781848327917
  • weight: 227
  • ISBN10: 1848327919

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