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    DescriptionThis book is the first in a two-part comprehensive study of the development and operational history of the Junkers Ju 88, exploring the many variants of this famous and long-serving Luftwaffe multirole aircraft. The text is supported by several hundred rare photographs, manufacturer's handbook data, scale line drawings, and specially commissioned color artwork. The work will represent the most comprehensive study of the Ju 88 in many years. The first volume gives a detailed examination of its construction program and development from its beginnings in the mid-1930s through all the variants produced during the war. Amongst its many roles, it was known widely as a feared night fighter, representing the pinnacle of German aeronautical design technology. It also served in numbers with the air forces of Finland, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Spain, and France. Its appeal as a combat aircraft--especially to modelers--was due to its widely dispersed service and as such, its variants, including the Ju 188 and Ju 288 are also covered.


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    Title
    Junkers Ju88: Volume 1
    Subtitle
    From Schnellbomber to Multi-mission Warplane
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William A. Medcalf
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 232 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 1,780 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906537425
    ISBN 10: 1906537429
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JWG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14370
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV3
    DC23: 358.4183
    Thema V1.0: JWCM, JWMV, WGM
    Publisher
    Crecy Publishing
    Imprint name
    Classic Publications
    Publication date
    04 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Author Information
    William A. Medcalf was born in Monmouth, Illinois. His interest in aviation began when he was a schoolboy during World War Two and continued with weekly visits to local airfields. He became a pilot at the age of sixteen. He has continued flying for almost sixty years (propeller-driven aircraft, jets, and gliders). His interest in aviation technical history started while attending the University of Louisville. After graduating with a degree in physics, he served as an officer in the US Navy with assignments including navigator, electronics officer, air officer, CIC officer, and air defense officer. After completing Navy service, he returned to the University of Louisville and completed studies leading to a master's degree in history (his thesis was titled "An Attempt to Gain Technical Superiority (Technical and Scientific Development of the Equipment for Air Warfare in Germany, World War II)."