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Stuka : Luftwaffe Ju 87 Dive Bomber Units 1939 - 1945

Stuka : Luftwaffe Ju 87 Dive Bomber Units 1939 - 1945


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Stuka : Luftwaffe Ju 87 Dive Bomber Units - 2 Volumes

Volume 1

Stuka : Luftwaffe Ju 87 Dive Bomber Units 1939-1941
96 pages
b&w photos
Soft cover
30 x 23 cm
0,467 kg
English


This first volume covers the pre-war development of the Stuka concept in Germany and early dive-bomber prototypes. The Stuka's initial deployment, in the Nazi Legion Condor sent to assist Franco's forces in the Spanish Civil War, is examined. The aircraft's central role in the early campaigns in Poland and Norway and in the Blitzkrieg war in the West against the low Countries and France is then explored. The operational history of the aircraft continues through the Channel Battles and the Battle of Britain and in the Mediterranean theatre in the attacks on Malta and Crete. This volume concludes with the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa, the war against Russia.






Volume 2

Stuka : Luftwaffe Ju 87 Dive Bomber Units 1942-1945
96 pages
b&w photos
Soft cover
30 x 23 cm
0,468 kg
English


The second and concluding volume in this series examines the role of the Stuka during these years of retreat. Aspects of the Stuka's role which the book recounts includes the attacks agains the Malta convoys, the retreat in North Africa, the war in the Arctic, the Russian campaign including the battle for Stalingrad, the final phases of the campaign in North Africa and the collapse of the Eastern Front. In addition, training units are examined and the role of the Ju-87 in the final phases of the war is explored.