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Me 262 Series #2: Me262 Volume 2

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Publisher Comments:

The first in an exceptional four part work covering the design, development and operational history of the Messerschmitt Me 262, the world's first operational military jet aircraft. Internationally acclaimed authors J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek have drawn on more than thirty years of detailed and unrivalled research. Here for the first time, is the full story of the concept, design, troubled development and contested operational deployment of possibly one of the most enigmatic war machines ever built. The book details the disputes, emnity and bitterness that the project provoked among the Nazi political, military and aviation hierarchy along the development process, right to the eventual appearance of the first aircraft with the Luftwaffe's first operational jet trials units.The story is complemented by a portrait of the early life and accomplishments of Willy Messerschmitt as well as a detailed study of the early and pioneering German work in the field of turbojet engine design and development.The book is heavily illustrated with close on 300 photographs, many never published before, together with more than 50 high-precision technical scale drawings of the Me 262 prototype aircraft, wing and undercarriage design and projected developments plus 20 full colour interpretations, detailed appendices covering camouflage and markings and biographies of many of the personalities associated with the design and testing of this aircraft.

Synopsis:

9 x 12-1/2 220 pgs 300 color & b&w photos 30 color illustrations, 50 scale drawings, line illustrations, maps, & appendices In this, the second volume of their study of the Messerschmitt Me 262, J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek examine the impact the Me 262 made on the course of the European air war following its operational debut with Erpobungskommando 262 in the summer of 1944. This extraordinary new aircraft was a vital element to a possible revival of Nazi Germany's flagging war effort. Using combat reports and eye-witness accounts, the authors reveal the later tactical successes and failures of the aircraft as it was deployed in both the fighter role with Kommando Nowotny and in the bomber role with Kommando Schenk and KG 51 over the western front in the autumn of 1944.This book includes an in-depth look at the array of weapons systems designed for the aircraft as well as detailed descriptions of the projected rocket-powered interceptor and heavily armed and armored variants. Many never-before-published photographs and high-precision technical scale drawings plus full-color interpretations and biographies of many of the military personalities associated with the early operations of the aircraft.

Synopsis:

This is the most detailed study ever published on the Me 262: the world's first operational military jet aircraft. The authors have drawn on more than 30 years of detailed and unrivaled research. Each volume includes vintage photos, detailed diagrams, and foldouts of the Me 262, along with full-color illustrations of many of the variants produced by Messerschmitt. Incredible detail.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780952686736
Manufactured:
Airtime Publishing
Publisher:
Ian Allan Publishing
Manufactured by:
Airtime Publishing
Manufactured:
Airtime Publishing
Author:
Smith, J. Richard
Author:
Creek, Eddie J.
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-Aviation History
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series:
Me 262 Series
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
12.26x9.17x.90 in. 3.01 lbs.

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Product details 216 pages Classic Publications - English 9780952686736 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 9 x 12-1/2 220 pgs 300 color & b&w photos 30 color illustrations, 50 scale drawings, line illustrations, maps, & appendices In this, the second volume of their study of the Messerschmitt Me 262, J. Richard Smith and Eddie J. Creek examine the impact the Me 262 made on the course of the European air war following its operational debut with Erpobungskommando 262 in the summer of 1944. This extraordinary new aircraft was a vital element to a possible revival of Nazi Germany's flagging war effort. Using combat reports and eye-witness accounts, the authors reveal the later tactical successes and failures of the aircraft as it was deployed in both the fighter role with Kommando Nowotny and in the bomber role with Kommando Schenk and KG 51 over the western front in the autumn of 1944.This book includes an in-depth look at the array of weapons systems designed for the aircraft as well as detailed descriptions of the projected rocket-powered interceptor and heavily armed and armored variants. Many never-before-published photographs and high-precision technical scale drawings plus full-color interpretations and biographies of many of the military personalities associated with the early operations of the aircraft.
"Synopsis" by , This is the most detailed study ever published on the Me 262: the world's first operational military jet aircraft. The authors have drawn on more than 30 years of detailed and unrivaled research. Each volume includes vintage photos, detailed diagrams, and foldouts of the Me 262, along with full-color illustrations of many of the variants produced by Messerschmitt. Incredible detail.
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