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Aircraft of the Aces #02: BF 109 Aces of North Africa and the Mediterranean

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Totally outnumbered throughout their short two-year sojourn in the Western Desert, the crack fighter pilots of the handful of Jagdgeschwader in-theatre fought an effective campaign in support of Rommels Afrika Korps against the British and American forces. Relying almost exclusively on the Luftwaffes staple fighter of World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the battle-hardened aces used the aircrafts superior performance to achieve incredible scores against the Allies. Similarly, once pushed out of North Africa, these units continued to take the fight to the RAF and USAAF from makeshift bases in northern Italy.

About the Author

Jerry Scutts has worked in the field of aviation publishing since the late 1960s, writing over 40 books that have covered a broad spectrum of subject matter ranging from US Navy floatplane fighters in World War 2 to the exploits of the USAFs Phantom IIs over Vietnam. His specialist areas are the Luftwaffe and the US Army Air Forces in World War 2, and he originally appeared on the Osprey list as long ago as 1977, when he wrote the second volume in the now much sought after Air Cam Air War series — many of the jacket illustrations in this series were also painted by him. Jerry has been a regular contributor to Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series since its inception in 1994.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855324480
Author:
Scutts, Jerry
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Author:
Davey, Chris
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Airplanes, military
Subject:
Airplanes
Subject:
Aviation - History
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Messerschmitt 109
Subject:
luftwaffe;osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey aircraft of the aces ;
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
19971017
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.78x7.20x.29 in. .69 lbs.

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