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This is the first detailed book in the English language that studies the origins, design, development and operations of German composite aircraft during the Second World War. Known as 'Mistel', the concept was originally intended for use in times of peace as a means of extending the range of passenger and mail-carrying aircraft. But by 1942, as Nazi Germany struggled to fight an ever-demanding war, so a small team of pilots and technicians began to adapt the idea for military purposes. Following a series of radical and dramatic glider-based experiments, a new, formidable weapon emerged to stock the Luftwaffe's arsenal - one that became known as the 'Grossbombe' - 'Super Bomb'. Drawing on several years of research and enhanced by superb color artwork and unrivalled technical drawings, this book represents an important study of the Luftwaffe's 'super bomb' which was used in a desperate attempt to hold off the Soviet advance towards Berlin in the closing months of the Second World War. Using hundreds of wartime documents and reports and many new and previously unpublished accounts from the pilots of this extraordinary aircraft, the author tells the story from both sides. This book will serve as the standard reference for years to come.Reseña del editor:
New series from Ian Allan which concentrates on design, development and technical details with numerous close-up photographs and line drawings of chassis, engine and armament of each design together with drawings of insignia and markings. The subject of this volume arrived too late to be used in quantity in the 'Blitzkrieg' on Western Europe, but came into its own in the appalling winter conditions on the Russian Front. Line drawings.
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Buchbeschreibung Midland, 2001. Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. ~~Signed with dedication by John Waters and Robert Forsyth~~VG-/Good+ 1st edition 2001 Midland Publishing hardback, unclipped DJ, large heavy hardback with many photos throughout. Base of spine and lower corners bumped with a little wear to same areas of DJ with small tear to lower rear of DJ spine, light corner and edge-rubbing shelf-wear else near VG internally and unmarked. More in this series available. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Aviation; Signed by Author. ISBN: 1903223091. ISBN/EAN: 9781903223093. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 066412. Artikel-Nr. 066412