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Lentolaivue 24 by Kari Stenman
Book DescriptionFinland's premier fighter squadron during World War 2, Lentolaivue 24 (Flying Squadron 24) first saw action during the bloody Winter War of 1939-40, when the Soviet Red Army launched a surprise attack on the small Scandinavian country - the squadron enjoyed great success against numerically superior opposition. LLv 24 was once again in the thick of the action following the outbreak of the Continuation War in June 1941. Easily the air force's most successful fighter unit, LLv 24 claimed 877 kills, and its pilots won five direct and two indirect Mannerheim Crosses (Finland's highest military award) out of a total of 19 presented to all Finnish soldiers. Most top aces also scored the bulk of their kills flying with this unit.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841762623
(248mm x 184mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kari Stenman
Camouflage & Decals, Paperback (October 2015)
This stapled booklet describes and illustrates the camouflage and markings of six Finnish WWII fighters. Photographs and colour profiles describe camouflage and markings in detail. Includes high quality decals.
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Second volume in the series which documents Finnish fighter aircraft deployed during World War II, featuring previously unpublished photographs and colour profiles.
Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Aces, Paperback (May 2014)
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.
Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2, Paperback (April 2013)» View all books by Kari Stenman
The Dutch DXXIs saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of the west on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. However, those that survived the initial onslaught inflicted losses on the Luftwaffe. By then, however, the DXXI had found fame in Finland during the Winter War of 1939-40.
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Author Biography - Kari Stenman
Arguably the finest profile artist in the business. John Weal's love of German aircraft in particular makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He illustrated the Finnish aces volume in the Aircraft of the Aces series. Kari Stenman is 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. The co-author of the successful Aircraft of the Aces volume on Finnish fighter pilots, he runs his own publishing company in Finland.
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