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Название: Fw 190 Sturmbocke vs B-17 Flying Fortress: Europe 1944-45
Автор: Robert Forsyth
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Duel 24
ISBN: 978 1846039416
Год издания: 2009
Количество страниц: 84
Размер: 7,8 mb
For the first time in the best-selling "Duel" series, Osprey Publishing presents the horrifying aerial clash between a fighter and a bomber. The Fw 190 was one of the best air superiority aircraft of World War II, and when it first appeared over the Channel in 1941 it sent shockwaves through the Allied air commands. By 1944, these fighters had been up-gunned to serve as the front line of defence against the Allied bombing campaign. Although the Fw 190s were responsible for shooting down hundreds of Allied bombers, they met their match against the USAAF B-17 'Flying Fortress'. Capable of carry 4,000 lbs of bombs and bristling with .50cal machine guns, the B-17 could sow death in every direction. Using brand-new artwork and first-hand accounts, this book recreates the deadly drama in the skies above Germany in the closing stages of the war.