Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front by John Weal
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Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front
By John Weal

Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front

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Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front by John Weal

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The highest scoring aces of any aerial conflict were the Luftwaffe pilots involved in the bloody combats on the Russian Front. The most common fighter used by these pilots was the Bf 109, which was involved in the action from Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, through to the doomed Defence of the Reich in 1945. Units like JGs 5, 52 and 54 all flew the Messerschmitt fighter, progressing from Emil to Gustav variants. This volume includes all the high-scoring aces, and explains just how difficult a job the Jagdwaffe faced on the Russian Front, and how its experts achieved such overwhelming scores.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841760841
ISBN-10: 1841760846
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Weal

Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, Joan Weal's love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.

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