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V1 Flying Bomb Aces
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Andrew Thomas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-17 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called 'revenge weapons' against London, the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France, the fast, small, pulse-jet powered and pilotless aircraft were aimed at London with the intent of destroying civilian morale
V1 Flying Bomb Aces
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Andrew Thomas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Shortly after the Allied landings in France the Germans unleashed the first of their so-called 'revenge weapons', the V1 flying bomb. Launched from specially constructed sites in northern France, the fast, small, pulse-jet powered pilotless aircraft were aimed at London with the sole intent of destroying civilian morale to the
World War II Fighter Planes Spotter's Guide
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Tony Holmes
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-04 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

World War II saw pilots from around the world battling in the skies over Europe, Asia and Africa, with victory resting upon their nerve, skill and the capabilities of some of history's most iconic aircraft. In the chaos of battle, it was vital that they could quickly identify friend from
Spitfire Aces of Northwest Europe 1944-45
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Andrew Thomas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book traces the achievements of the pilots flying the iconic Spitfire in Northwest Europe, and examines how the steady technological improvements that were made throughout the Spitfire's service life improved its capabilities in the air. Based at airfields throughout southern England, Merlin engine Spitfires provided the bulk of the
Operation Crossbow 1944
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-26 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In mid-1943, Allied intelligence began to pick up the signs of unusual German construction in remote locations near the Channel Coast. Several massive fortifications were beginning to take shape, and they appeared to be oriented towards London. Allied intelligence codenamed these sites as "Crossbow" and began plans to attack them