German Fighter Aircraft of World War II

German Fighter Aircraft of World War II

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Arranged by type, German Fighter Aircraft of World War II offers a highly illustrated guide to the most important fighters used by the Luftwaffe during the conflict.
It features such classics as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Bf 110, the Heinkel He 100D-1 and the Focke-Wulf Fw 187 and Fw 190, as well as curiosities such as the Arado Ar 68F-1, Henschel Hs 123 and Heinkel He 51B biplanes. Late war innovations, such as the jet and rocket powered Me 262, Me 163 and Heinkel He 162, are also included. Most types are represented in numerous variants and with examples drawn from different theatres of the war.
The book includes all the major fighters that served in the invasion of Poland, the defeat of France, the Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa, the war in the Mediterranean, the fighting on the Eastern Front and the Defence of the Reich. Each featured profile includes authentic markings and colour schemes, while every separate model is accompanied by detailed specifications.
Packed with 110 full-colour artworks, German Fighter Aircraft of World War II is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 176 x 222 x 20.32mm | 502g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 artworks and 20 photos; 140 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749705
  • 9781782749707
  • 352,797

Table of contents


1. Biplanes
Arado Ar 66
Arado Ar 68
Heinkel He 50
Heinkel He 51

2. Single-Seat Monoplanes
Heinkel He 100
Heinkel He 112
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Focke Wulf Fw 190
Focke Wulf Ta 152
Focke Wulf Ta 154
Dornier Do 335
Pfeil Blohm & Voss BV 40

3. Heavy Fighters
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke
Dornier Do 17Z night fighter
Dornier Do 215 night fighter
Dornier Do 217 night fighter
Junkers Ju 88 night fighter
Heinkel He 219 Uhu
Messerschmitt Me 210
Messerschmitt Me 410

4. Jet and Rocket Fighters
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet
Messerschmitt Me 262
Heinkel He 162 Salamander
Bachem Ba 349 Natter

Aircraft compared, variants, production numbers, losses

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About Thomas Newdick

Thomas Newdick is an aviation and defence writer and editor. He is author of The
Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Modern Military Airpower 1990-Present, The World's Greatest Military Aircraft and Technical Guide: Japanese Aircraft of World War II. He is the editor of Air Forces Monthly and a regular contributor to Combat Aircraft and Aircraft Illustrated magazines.
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