The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War, 1918-1940

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At the end of World War I, the German military machine lay devastated, forbidden any attempt to rebuild. But by the dawn of World War II, its army and air forces had both been rejuvenated to sufficient vigor to conquer most of Europe. As James Corum shows, the Luftwaffe's dramatic resurrection underscored the remarkable success of Germany's visionary interwar planning.

A superb example of both military and intellectual history, Corum's study provides a complete and accurate account of the evolution of German military aviation theory, doctrine, war games, and operations between the two world wars. It reveals how the Germans, in defiance of Versailles, thoroughly studied and tested the lessons of World War I, analyzed the emerging air doctrines of other nations, and experimented with innovative aviation technology to create the world's most powerful air force by 1940.
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Luftwaffe over America: The Secret Plans to Bomb the United States in World War II

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The plans that Nazi Germany had to raid and bomb New York and the eastern seabord are revealed in this book. They depended upon the use of transoceanic aircraft, such as the six-engined Ju 390, Me 264 or Ta 400, but the Third Reich was unable to produce these machines in sufficient numbers. If the Soviet Union had been conquered, however, these plans would have become a reality. With the seizure of vital resources from the Soviet Union the Wehrmacht would have had enough fuel and material to mass-produce giant bomber aircraft: it was a near-run thing. The collapse of the Wehrmacht infrastructure and the premature end of the Thousand Year Reich ensured that plans for long-range remote-controlled missiles never got past the drawing board. Manfred Griehl makes it clear that until the collapse numerous secret research laboratories seem to have worked in parallel developing nuclear power and explosives. Only classified material held within British, French and American archives can prove whether these laboratories were close to perfecting small atomic explosives. But, without a shadow of a doubt, Germany was far more technologically advanced by the end of 1944 than has been previously suspected.

JG 300 Wilde Sau Vol. 1 Standard Edition

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The Wilde Sau Geschwader JG 300 played a key role in the aerial defense of the Reich during the last two years of WWII but has never before been the subject of a serious and detailed study. This work thus fills a major void in the history of the war in the air. This chronicle has been assembled with the participation of more than 130 veterans and their families, traced and interviewed in the course of more than twenty years research. It sheds new light on flying operations and aerial combat as experienced by German fighter pilots in the battles that took place over Germany. Interspersed with numerous vivid personal accounts, it is a work that has a uniquely human and personal dimension. The authors have undertaken an in-depth comparative study of German, British and American primary sources and archival records, with the chief aim of minimizing errors and inaccuracies and ruling out dubious information. Far from seeking to glorify German or Allied aviators, they have reconstructed as accurately as possible the fates of the actors in this immense human drama and pay them due tribute. This history of JG 300 also deals with those aspects of the air war often neglected in the specialist literature such as the daily routines of the ground personnel and the navigation methods practiced by single seat fighters. Included are comprehensive loss and victory listings, and more than 800 photographs in the two volumes collected from private sources. Twenty six color profiles and paintings by Thomas A. Tullis and Richard Goyat are featured in Volume 1 with thirty color profiles in Volume 2. A leather bound, signed, limited edition is also available, ISBN 0-9761034-1-9, autographed by Hajo Hermann, founder of the Wilde Sau.

American Aircraft of World War II

Reviews of American Aircraft of World War II. American Aircraft of World War II [David Mondey] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origin. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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This book provides a useful guide to some 120 aircraft that served with the US Air Force from 1939-1945. Both combat and non-combat aircraft are covered by text detailing each type's origin, history, and variants, followed by a full technical specification.

The Amazing SAS : The Amazing Story of Australia’s Special Forces.

Reviews of The Amazing SAS : The Amazing Story of Australia’s Special Forces.. The Amazing SAS : The Amazing Story of Australia's Special Forces. [Ian Mcphedran] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Who dares wins. For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment‚ this is not just their professional motto‚ but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces units‚ a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficult‚ strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks. Now The Amazing SAS provides a thrilling insight into the way this country's SAS soldiers are selected and trained‚ and reveals fascinating details about recent SAS deployments: East Timor‚ the 2000 Olympic games‚ the Tampa‚ the Afghanistan campaign and the regiment's action-packed mission in Iraq.. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.

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Who dares wins. For the soldiers and officers of Australia's Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment‚ this is not just their professional motto‚ but a creed that shapes their lives. The SAS is among the world's most respected special forces units‚ a crack team of men from the Australian Defence Force who can be relied upon to handle the most difficult‚ strategically sensitive and dangerous of military tasks. Now The Amazing SAS provides a thrilling insight into the way this country's SAS soldiers are selected and trained‚ and reveals fascinating details about recent SAS deployments: East Timor‚ the 2000 Olympic games‚ the Tampa‚ the Afghanistan campaign and the regiment's action-packed mission in Iraq.