By Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier
Via the outbreak of worldwide battle 2, the Luftwaffe had got potent tactical battlefield adventure from its involvement within the Spanish Civil warfare in 1936-1939, situated round the operations carried out through the Legion Condor, a strength of a few 19,000 'volunteer' German airmen, employees, technicians and groundcrew shaped into fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, Flak, climate and indications elements.
In this new booklet, writer Robert Forsyth, popular specialist on global conflict 2 German aviation, info the advance of either the applied sciences and the pilots of this German air strength, with full-color illustrations, plates and info of colour schemes used in the Legion Condor. From the He fifty one to the Messerschmitt, from flying in shut wing-to-wing formations to the looser, wider formations universal to the Luftwaffe in the course of global battle 2, this booklet is a must have for any German aviation historian or modeler.
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