Airwar Over the Atlantic (Luftwaffe at War) by Manfred Griehl
English | Apr 19, 2016 | ISBN: 1848327919 | 72 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/PDF (conv) | 25.94 MB
Late in 1938, the German Navy Supreme Command commissioned a report into the combat effectiveness of its airborne divisions.
As a result of its findings, the German High Command instigated a major construction program for planes with a specifically maritime role: carrier-borne, reconnaissance, mine laying and most importantly, long-range units were all developed.
In this volume of the outstanding Luftwaffe at War series, Manfred Griehl showcases a photo-history of the development of the Kriegsmarine airborne capability from the early Condor missions to the introduction of Me 262 A-1a jet fighters in 1944.
More than a hundred rarely seen pictures illustrate the gradual turning of the tide against Germany in the war for the skies over the Atlantic: as the German war machine struggled to match demand for aircraft, so the pilots attempting to control crucial supply routes struggled to compete with mounting allied technical and numerical superiority.