Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore

Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore : Malta 1942

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The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few weeks the situation for the defenders reached a critical stage; in response, in March 1942 the first Spitfires were delivered to Malta. Throughout the summer C.202s fought over Malta, escorting tiny formations of Cant Z.1007s, SM.79s and Ju 88s. The fighting subsided in August and September, but grew in strength with the arrival of more C.202s. In October the Regia Aeronautica could muster three Gruppi with a total of 74 C.202s. For ten days the Italians pressed a relentless attack before attrition brought the offensive to a halt. Throughout the bombing campaign the British were able to supply Malta with ever increasing numbers of Spitfires.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 8mm | 305g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 b/w; 23 col
  • 1782003568
  • 9781782003564
  • 403,267

Table of contents

Introduction/ Chronology/ Design and Development/ Technical Specifications/ The Strategic Situation/ The Combatants/ Combat/ Statistics and Analysis/ Aftermath/ Bibliography/ Index
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"...a book that is well written, has a gob of period photos, some excellent art work and is well worth reading. Pick it up, I know you'll be pleased." --Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com
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About Donald Nijboer

Donald Nijboer is a freelance writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. He teaches courses in radio broadcasting at Humber College of Technology and Advanced Learning. His four books, Cockpit: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Interiors, Gunner: An Illustrated History of World War II Aircraft Turrets and Gun Positions, Cockpits of the Cold War and Graphic War - The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War Two have been published by the Boston Mills Press. He has also written articles for Flight Journal, Aviation History and Aeroplane Monthly.
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