German Aircraft of World War II

Fighters, Bombers, Transports, Seaplanes

By Bing Chandler (Author)


Pub Date 7/2/2024

ISBN 9781838863685

Format Hardcover



German Aircraft of World War II

Fighters, Bombers, Transports, Seaplanes

by Bing Chandler
Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, German Aircraft of World War II is an exciting guide for the military historian and aviation enthusiast.
The flyers of the Luftwaffe spearheaded the German blitzkrieg during the early years of World War II, providing a key aerial element to the German war machine that swept all before it. Later in the war, the Luftwaffe concentrated on defense, producing the world’s first rocket- and jet-propelled fighters. German Aircraft of World War II features 52 of the greatest aircraft to fly for the Luftwaffe from 1939 to 1945. Included are the Junkers Ju-87 Stuka divebomber, an aircraft with a shrieking siren that terrorized ground troops and civilians in Poland, France, and the Low Countries; the Messerschmitt Bf 109, one of the most adaptable and long-standing fighters of the war that served in every theater in a variety of roles; the twin-engine Ju-88, which served as a tactical bomber in the early phase of the war and later as a night-fighter during the defense of the Reich; and the Messerschmitt Me 262, the first jet fighter to enter service for any air force and a highly-effective interceptor against Allied bombers from 1944 onward. Each entry includes a brief description of the type’s development and history, dynamic artwork, key features, and specifications.

Bing Chandler is a former Lynx Observer and current Air Safety Officer for the Royal Navy. He has written on a range of subjects, from attack helicopters to aircraft carriers, for the Hush Kit aviation blog and contributed to The Hush-Kit Book of Warplanes Volumes 1 and 2.

Title Details

Pages 224 pages, 200 color photos & illus.

Trim 8 x 10.5 x 0 Inches

Territories US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

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