Luftwaffe At War Series


Luftwaffe at War Series of reference books

All these titles are available to purchase from Pen and Sword.

Contents:
- Air War Over the Atlantic - By Manfred Griehl..
- Eagles Over North Africa - By Jeffrey Ethell..
- Fighters Over Russia - By Manfred Griehl..
- Focke Wulf 190 - By Morton Jessen..
- German Bombers Over England - By Manfred Griehl..
- German Bombers Over Russia - By Manfred Griehl..
- German Elite Pathfinders - By Manfred Griehl ..
- Stuka Spearhead - By Peter C Smith..
- Stukas Over the Mediterranean, 1940-1945 - By Peter C Smith..
- Stukas Over the Steppe - By Peter C Smith..

 


 

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Air War Over the Atlantic

By Manfred Griehl

Air War Over the AtlanticDescription:

Late in 1938, the German Navy Supreme Command commissioned a report into the combat effectiveness of its airborne divisions. As a result of its findings, the German High Command instigated a major construction program for planes with a specifically maritime role: carrier-borne, reconnaissance, mine laying and most importantly, long-range units were all developed. 

In this volume of the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series, Manfred Griehl showcases a photo-history of the development of the Kriegsmarine airborne capability from the early Condor missions to the introduction of Me 262 A-1a jet fighters in 1944. 

More than a hundred rarely seen pictures illustrate the gradual turning of the tide against Germany in the war for the skies over the Atlantic: as the German war machine struggled to match demand for aircraft, so the pilots attempting to control crucial supply routes struggled to compete with mounting allied technical and numerical superiority.

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Eagles Over North Africa

By Jeffrey Ethell

Eagles Over North AfricaDescription:

Although the Luftwaffe achieved a great deal of success in North Africa between 1940 and 1943, it was hampered by the constant demand for men and machines elsewhere, logistical problems, such as a crippling lack of fuel, and the harsh desert conditions. 

An impressive selection of photographs from archives and private collections reveal the German and Italian aircraft used and developed in this theatre as well as the people involved. With insightful captions and supporting text, this offers a fascinating perspective on the Luftwaffe at war.

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Fighters Over Russia

By Manfred Griehl

Fighters Over RussiaDescription:

Initial success in Russia during the summer of 1941 gave way to desperate days after Stalingrad and the failure of Germany's last major offensive in 1943. Subsequently the Luftwaffe was stripped of its newest fighters for the defense of the Reich and lost air superiority to the Red Air Force.

This new addition to the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series examines the crucial air campaign over the Eastern Front through 120 specially selected and informatively captioned photographs. Unusual scenes include bombed-out Russian aircraft abandoned during the initial German advance and the use of horses and oxen to haul supplies and even aircraft, as fuel became scarce toward the end of the war. Several pictures of aircraft operated by the Germans' Romanian allies add further insights into the Luftwaffe in the East.

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Focke Wulf 190

By Morton Jessen

Focke Wulf 190Description:

Long with its well-known counterpart, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the Fw 190 became the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighting force. Capable of performing in theatres as diverse as North Africa, the Russian Front and in Western Europe, its superior killing ability earned it the nickname, the ‘Butcher Bird’. Famed for its speed and manoeuvrability – some of the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter aces – from Otto Kittel to Erich Rudorffer – claimed a great many of their kills while flying it.

This addition to the Luftwaffe at War series illustrates the different versions of the plane to see service, the theatres in which the plane served and the pilots who carved a name for themselves with the Butcher Bird.

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German Bombers Over England

By Manfred Griehl

German Bombers Over EnglandDescription:

German Bombers over England is a unique and valuable pictorial guide to Germany's bomber force. The author has drawn on his own archive to present rare pictures of the German bombers and their crew, while detailed captions examine their role in preparations for Operation Sea Lion in 1940 through to the very last V1 and V2 rocket bomb missions in the closing stages of the war.

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German Bombers Over Russia

By Manfred Griehl

German Bombers Over RussiaDescription:

Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia, opened with an unprecedented level of ferocity, and the Luftwaffe's bombers were at the forefront of the action. German bombers launched raid after raid against numerous targets and played an essential role in the speedy conquest of vast tracts of land. 

German bombers were called upon to fly in conditions that varied from the heat of the Crimea to the frozen wastes of the Arctic. As the tide turned, the Luftwaffe took heavy punishment and, by the end of the war, Hitler's bombers were flying increasingly desperate missions intended to stem the advance of the Red Army.

Manfred Griehl has drawn on his own unique archive to present rare photographs of the German bombers and their crews in action and on the ground. German Bombers over Russia is another valuable addition to the Luftwaffe at War series and a handy visual guide to a crucial air campaign.

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German Elite Pathfinders

By Manfred Griehl

German Elite PathfindersDescription:

Flying as an elite element of the Luftwaffe's bomber forces, KG 100 (Wiking) saw action throughout Europe and flew mission after mission against targets as diverse as the Suez Canal and Moscow. 

Equipped with x-ray navigational systems, KG 100 flew as pathfinders, leading bomber streams against targets on mainland Britain. In 1940 the unit took part in the Norwegian campaign and, a year later, was involved in the bombing of Moscow. Operations continued in the west with anti-shipping operations and in the east with operations in the Crimea and in support of besieged Germans in Stalingrad. 

Whether bombing or pathfinding, KG 100 excelled at dangerous missions in all kinds of conditions and its reputation was such that it was the first unit to fly air-to-surface guided missile attacks against Allied shipping.

 

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Stuka Spearhead

By Peter C Smith

Stuka SpearheadDescription:

This superb illustrated series books charts the rise and fall of the German Air Force from 1939 to 1945. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew. 

The Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber dominated the opening campaigns of World War II. It was a primary weapon of German Blitzkrieg tactics and the concept of lightning warfare. Together with the panzer, it transformed air and land warfare, with countries falling in days and weeks, rather than after campaigns lasting years. 

With more than 100 photographs and detailed commentary Stuka Spearhead profiles the various models and infamous tactics of these deadly dive-bombers from the conquest of Poland and the Norwegian campaign, through the invasion of the Low Countries, to the fall of France and the evacuation at Dunkirk.

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Stukas Over the Mediterranean, 1940-1945

By Peter C Smith

Stukas Over the Mediterranean, 1940-1945Description:

This enthralling pictorial guide reveals the formidable power of one of the most feared warplanes of all time. The Ju 87 Stuka dominated the opening campaigns of World War II. It was a primary weapon of German Blitzkrieg tactics and the concept of lightning warfare. Together with the panzer, it transformed air and land warfare, with countries falling in days and weeks, rather than after campaigns lasting years. rnrnWith more than 100 photographs and detailed commentary, Stukas over the Mediterranean examines the role of German and Italian Ju 87s in such diverse campaigns as the attack on Yugoslavia, the battle for Crete and operations by the night flying squadrons.

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Stukas Over the Steppe

By Peter C Smith

Stukas Over the SteppeDescription:

This enthralling pictorial guide reveals the formidable power of one of the most feared warplanes of all time. The Ju 87 Stuka dominated the opening campaigns of World War II. It was a primary weapon of German Blitzkrieg tactics and the concept of lightning warfare. Together with the panzer, it transformed air and land warfare, with countries falling in days and weeks, rather than after campaigns lasting years. 

With more than 100 photographs and detailed commentary, Stukas over the Steppe captures the many roles adopted by these famous dive-bombers as they blasted a path across Eastern Europe.

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