Finnish Aces of World War 2
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Finnish Aces of World War 2 by Kari Stenman
Book DescriptionAlways outnumbered by their Soviet counterparts, the small band of Finnish fighter pilots who defended their Scandinavian homeland from the 'communist hordes' in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's Jagdflieger. Initially equipped with a motley collection of biplane and monoplane fighters garnered from sources across the globe, the Finnish Air Force was thrust into combat in November 1939. Given little chance against the massive Soviet force, the Finnish fighter pilots confounded the sceptics and decimated the attacking fighter and bomber formations, prompting the Russians to call a halt in March 1940. This scenario was repeated in 1941, and by 1943 the Finns had become uneasy allies with the Germans. Complete with first-hand accounts and detailed colour illustrations, this book profiles aces like Juutilainen and Wind, who proved unbeatable in the final months of conflict.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855327832
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kari Stenman
Camouflage & Decals, Paperback (January 2016)
This stapled booklet describes and illustrates the camouflage and markings of six more Finnish WWII fighters. Photographs and colour profiles describe camouflage and markings in detail. The book also includes six sets of high quality decals for each of these aircraft in 1/42 and 1/72 scale, produced in kit form by ModelMaker.
Finnish Fighter Colours 1939-1945, Hardback (June 2015)
Second volume in the series which documents Finnish fighter aircraft deployed during World War II, featuring previously unpublished photographs and colour profiles.
Finnish Fighter Colours, Hardback (September 2014)
An illustrated detailed history of the fighter aircraft deployed in the Finnish Air Force during World War II, featuring many previously unpublished photographs and specially commissioned colour profiles.
Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Aces, Paperback (May 2014)» View all books by Kari Stenman
The MS.406 was an important aircraft not only because it was built in larger numbers than any other French fighter of the period, but also because it was the first modern fighter in the Armee de l'Air inventory. This book deals with this aircraft.
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Author Biography - Kari Stenman
Kari Stenman in undoubtedly the most knowledgeable authority on the Finnish Air Force in World War 2, having written over a dozen books on the subject since the late 1960s. He runs his own publishing company in Finland. Kalevi Keskinnen is an expert on Finnish aviation of World War 2. He works full time as an aviation author and lives in Finland.
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