By Robert Forsyth
For the 1st time within the best-selling Duel sequence, Osprey Publishing offers the frightening aerial conflict among a fighter and a bomber. The Fw a hundred ninety was once the most effective air superiority airplane of global warfare II. while it first seemed over the Channel in 1941 it despatched shockwaves throughout the Allied air instructions. via 1944, those opponents were up-gunned to function front line of defence opposed to the Allied bombing crusade. even supposing the Fw 190s have been answerable for taking pictures down enormous quantities of Allied bombers, they met their fit opposed to the us Air-Force B-17 'Flying Fortress.' in a position to hold 4,000 lbs of bombs and bristling with .50-cal computing device weapons, the B-17 might sow dying in each path. utilizing brand-new art and first-hand bills, this booklet recreates the lethal drama within the skies above Germany in 1944.
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Galland asked Dahl to lead the JGzbV, and he Heidelberg, aged 69. /JG 3, sits on the cockpit edge of his Fw 190A-8/R2 "Yellow 17" at Barth in May 1944. The aircraft has a rearward-firing 21cm mortar tube suspended from beneath its fuselage. The not as a pilot - which is what I wanted to be! " After a frustrating delay at a technical school, Unger was finally posted to the A/B Schule No. 10 at Warnemiinde, on the Baltic Coast. Here, he embarked on his basic pilot's flying training in aerobatics, instrument training, formation flying and cross country, making his first take-off on December 14, 1942.
Modification Center - which provided larger windows, giving better visibility, a greater field-of-fire and a reflector sight for the tail gunner. This was a great improvement over the former turret s 30-degree traverse and primitive ring and bead sight positioned outside and beyond the much smaller gunner's window. The guns were moved nearer the gunner and the mounting protected by a semi-circular cover. 50-in. Browning M-2 machine guns, two each in the chin, upper, ball and tail turrets, with further such weapons in the nose cheek positions and waist windows.
He served with the Eighth Air Force as an operations officer until transferring to the 303rd BG (H), based at Molesworth in Huntingdonshire, as group Commanding Officer on July 19,1943, taking over from Col Charles E. people's hats off anyway", and was duly awarded the Marion. Stevens then began an illustrious career with the Silver Star for Gallantry for his conduct during this highly "Hell's Angels", leading the group on many successful successful raid. missions to Germany, amongst them Huls, Schweinfurt, Frankfurt, Bremen, Cologne, Berlin-Erkner and Hamburg.
Fw 190 Sturmbocke vs B-17 Flying Fortress: Europe 1944-45 by Robert Forsyth