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Ju 52/3m Bomber and Transport Units 1936-41

By Robert Forsyth
RELATED TOPICS: AIRCRAFT | BOOK
FSMNP0917_38
Comments: Softcover, 96 pages, black-and-white photos, 15 color plates

ISBN:
978-1-4728-1880-5

Price:
$23

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing

From the publisher:
The all-metal Junkers Ju 52/3m enjoyed a solid — indeed, revered — reputation among the crews, troops, and paratroopers who used and depended on it. For more than 10 years, it saw service as a successful military transport. Its distinctive, three-engined design and corrugated metal construction made it instantly recognizable. It was a mainstay in the Luftwaffe’s inventory, first seeing service in the 1930s in bombing and transport operations in the Spanish Civil War, and subsequently during the German invasion of Poland. It served on every front on which the Luftwaffe was deployed until May 1945, as a stalwart transport through freezing temperatures, heat, and dust, lifting men, animals, food, and vital supplies. This book, the first of two on the Ju 52/3m, details its service as a bomber in Spain and in South America, followed by its pivotal role in the invasions of Poland and France, the airborne invasion of Crete, and the early stages of Operation Barbarossa.

FSM says:
Modelers will particularly enjoy several closeup detail photos and the color plates showing 30 different color schemes with divisional markings.


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