Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45 (French Wings 4)

Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45 (French Wings 4)

By: Jose Fernandez (author), Patrick Laureau (author)Paperback

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This fourth title in the 'French Wings' series tells the story of the LeO 45 from the drawing board to its retirement after World War II. The LeO 45 was a modern (by 1940 standards) bomber in the Armee de l'Air (French Air Force), used during the Phoney War but more importantly employed to try to stop the German onslaught during the Bataille de France. After the fall of France, the Vichy Air Force built some planes, most of them captured during invasion of 'Free Zone' in November 1942. The Germans used these planes in transport roles; so did French troops in North Africa where they fought alongside the Allies after Operation Torch. The specification, construction and operation of these aircraft are described in detail; illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs; colour schemes and markings are described and illustrated (Armee de l'Air, Vichy Air Force, Luftwaffe and Armee de l'Air after Torch). A rarely documented aspect of World War II and pre-war aviation history.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 09/07/2015
  • ISBN13: 9788363678784
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 80
  • ID: 9788363678784
  • ISBN10: 8363678783

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