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First seeing action in the wake of the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, the Royal Romanian Air Force had been allied to the Luftwaffe since the Romanian government signed a Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy in November 1940. This book reveals how, despite suffering heavy losses to the numerically superior Russian forces, the Romanians inflicted even greater casualties on the communists. Locked in bitter conflict with the Soviets until September 1944, when the Red Army poured across the Romanian frontier and forced an armistice, the modest fighter force claimed 1500+ kills using primarily Bf 109's, Fs and Gs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765358
ISBN-10: 184176535X
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Denes Bernad

Canadian national Denes Bernad has specialised in studying Romanian and Eastern European military aviation during World War 2 for the past 25 years. A mechanical engineer by profession, he is also a founding member of the Association to Promote the History of Rumanian Aviation (Bucharest, Romania) and Hungarian Association of Aviation History (Budapest, Hungary). John Weal is undoubtedly the best artist currently contributing to the Aircraft of the Aces series, having illustrated over a dozen book in the series covering all manner of types from German fighters to Sabre jets in Korea.

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