German Aircraft in the Soviet Union and Russia

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This comprehensive book shows how the imports of German aircraft and engines and the use of German scientific and technical achievements in the field of aeronautics have influenced the development of aircraft construction, air transport, and military aviation in Russia and the Soviet Union.
The book covers the very first aircraft to reach Russia before World War I, plus the Russian design bureaus' efforts to copy aircraft that were captured during the war. It goes on to cover all of the various imports throughout the years, right up through the renewed cooperation between Germany and Russia in the 1990s.
Aircraft covered in the book include the Heinkel HD-37c fighter, Heinkel He 5c, Heinkel HD-55 flying boats (known as the KR-1 in Soviet service), Dornier Wal flying boats, the Messerschmitt Bf 109b, the Heinkel He 111B bomber, the Bf 109E, Bf 110c, He 100, Ju 88A-1, He 111E, Do 17, Do 215B-3, Focke-Wulf Fw 58, Bücker Bü 131 Jungmeister, Bü 133 Jungmann, and Fieseler Fi-156 Storch.

Condor: The Luftwaffe in Spain (Stackpole Military History) (Stackpole Military History Series)

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Actions of the German air force during the Spanish Civil War Covers the bombing of Guernica and other events Draws from previously undiscovered source material

In 1936, civil war broke out in Spain, a violent prelude to World War II. Germany and the Soviet Union clashed there by proxy, with Hitler supporting Franco's Nationalists and Stalin aligning with the Republicans. The Third Reich sent the Condor Legion, a unit composed primarily of Luftwaffe forces, and the conflict became a proving ground for concepts like blitzkrieg, for officers like Adolf Galland and Werner Mölders, and for aircraft like the Bf 109, He 111, and Ju 97. Chillingly, the war also saw the development of terror bombing.

Hitler’s Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45 (General Military)

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At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through the air forces of Poland and Western Europe in 1939 and 1940, and those of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an unbalanced battle to save Germany from destruction. The Luftwaffe's lack of a convincing long-range bomber force also meant that it could not return strategic devastation upon its enemies. In the words of one historian, the Luftwaffe had a 'strategy for defeat'.
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Luftwaffe Secret Projects: Strategic Bombers 1935-1945

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This eagerly awaited companion volume to the enormously popular volume on fighters looks at the might-have-been strategic German bombers. Filled with transatlantic jets and projects that were on the drawing board or in prototype form at the war's end. Full color action illustrations in contemporary markings and performance data tables show vividly what might have been achieved had the war continued beyond 1945.

Jagdwaffe: Blitzkrieg & Sitzkrieg: Poland & France 1939-1940 -Volume One Section 3 (Luftwaffe Colours)

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This Volume covers the Luftwaffe fighter force on the eve of World War Two. Here are the fighter units that took part and their aircraft as well as details of events in the West and the "Sitzkrieg". Included is coverage of the Kunstflugstaffel (Luftwaffe Aerobatic Team). Featured in detail are analysis of camouflage and markings accompanied by beautiful full color aircraft profiles, first-hand accounts from the pilots who were there as well as maps and appendices.