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Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

By Stephen Chapis and Andrew Thomas
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | AIRCRAFT
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Comments: Softcover, 96 pages, 85 black-and-white photos and 11 color plates with color schemes for 18 P-51s, five Spitfires, four P-47s, 3 Tempests, an La-7, and a Mosquito

ISBN:
978-1-4728-2352-6

Price:
$23

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing


From the publisher:
Allied fighter pilots began encountering German jets — principally the outstanding Me 262 fighter — in the autumn of 1944. Stunned by the Messerschmitt’s speed and rate of climb, U.S. and Royal Air Force strove to counter this threat to Allied medium and heavy bombers attacking targets across the Reich. A number of high-scoring aces from the Eighth Air Force (Drew, Glover, Meyer, Norley and Yeager, to name but a few) succeeded in claiming Me 262s, Me 163s, and Ar 234s during the final months of the war, as did RAF aces like Gaze and Fairbanks.

The exploits of both famous and little-known pilots are chronicled, detailing how they pushed their planes to the limits of their performance in order to down the Luftwaffe’s vaunted “wonder weapons.”


FSM says:
History buffs will enjoy the firsthand combat accounts, and modelers will be addressed by the color plates featuring 33 distinctive schemes.

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