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    Luftwaffe Colours: v. 5: Jet Fighters and Rocket Intercepters 1944-45 (Paperback) By (author) J. Richard Smith, By (author) Eddie J. Creek


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    DescriptionThis is the last of the 20 volumes in the Jagdwaffe series which represents one of the most comprehensive pictorial accounts of the air war in Europe between 1939 and 1945 from the standpoint of the Luftwaffe, its aircraft and its aircrew. Each volume incorporates more than 200 rare images, many previously unpublished, alongside specially commissioned colour artwork, detailed narrative and personal reminiscences. As such, the books provide a unique insight into the men and equipment of the Luftwaffe during this period. The final volume in the series covers the final phase of World War 2 in Europe, with the German forces on the retreat in Italy and on both the Western and Eastern fronts. For the Luftwaffe, increasingly short of serviceable aircraft and, more importantly, trained pilots to fly them, it was a period when supremacy over the sky was ceded to the victorious Allies. Although the recently-introduced jet aircraft promised a great deal in terms of performance against more traditional aircraft types, production was limited and their arrival was too late to swing the tide of war in Germany's favour. With the might of the Allied bombing fleets appearing regularly over the skies of Germany and with raw materials, in particular aviation fuel, increasingly scarce, the last months of the war represented a struggle for the aircrew, where few expected to survive. Widely praised for the quality of images, information and artwork, the 'Jagdwaffe' series builds into a comprehensive archive of information on the Luftwaffe and its colours and markings during the war. No serious student of the period can afford to miss this addition to a highly successful series.

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    Luftwaffe Colours: v. 5
    Jet Fighters and Rocket Intercepters 1944-45
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. Richard Smith, By (author) Eddie J. Creek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 303 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9781903223529
    ISBN 10: 1903223520

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JWG, WGM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWMV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24370
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010, HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.544943, 623.7464094309044
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, JWCM, NHD, NHWL, JWMV, WGM
    Illustrations note
    c200 photos, plus colour profiles, maps and data tables
    Ian Allan Publishing
    Imprint name
    Classic Publications
    Publication date
    01 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Burgess Hill
    Author Information
    Richard Smith and Eddie Creek are familiar names to the Classic list, having contributed between them a number of highly successful volumes to the imprint. These include, most recently, On Special Missions: The Luftwaffe's Research and Experimental Squadrons 1923-1945 and the four volumes in the Kampffleiger: Bombers of the Luftwaffe 1933-1940 series.