Luftwaffe Flak and Field Divisions 1939-1945 (Images of War)
Luftwaffe Flak and Field Divisions 1939-1945 (Images of
From the outset of WW2, Gőring’s Luftwaffe Flak units saw extensive fighting with their 2cm, 3.7cm and deadly 8.8cm anti-aircraft guns. By the time of Hitler’s invasion of Russia, Luftwaffe ground forces had been expanded and were being used in both the army support and air roles.After initial success on the Eastern Front turned to stalemate and huge losses, Hitler ordered the raising of Luftwaffe Field Divisions to bolster the Army. These were initially under Gőring’s command but in late 1943 were handed over to the Army and reorganized as standard infantry divisions (of three two-battalion rifle regiments) retaining Luftwaffe designations. The most famous was the elite Hermann Gőring Divisions, which was reorganized as a Panzer Division.By 1944 there were no less than twenty-one Luftwaffe Field Divisions plus many similar regiments, fighting on all fronts. Of all German anti-tank weapons, the 8.8cm gun was the most feared and destructive.This book describes the evolution of this unique element of the Nazi war machine by means of clear text and superb images.
- Brand: Pen Sword Military
- ASIN: 184884686X
Warlord Games, Bolt Action, Luftwaffe Field Division Flak 37 8.8cm
Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses, 1914-1945
Flak: German Anti-Aircraft Defenses,
Air raid sirens wail, searchlight beams flash across the sky, and the night is aflame with tracer fire and aerial explosions, as Allied bombers and German anti-aircraft units duel in the thundering darkness. Such "cinematic" scenes, played out with increasing frequency as World War II ground to a close, were more than mere stock material for movie melodramas. As Edward Westermann reveals, they point to a key but largely unappreciated aspect of the German war effort that has yet to get its full due.Long the neglected stepchild in studies of World War II air campaigns, German flak or anti-aircraft units have been frequently dismissed by American, British, and German historians (and by veterans of the European air war) as ineffective weapons that wasted valuable material and personnel resources desperately needed elsewhere by the Third Reich. Westermann emphatically disagrees with that view and makes a convincing case for the significant contributions made by the entire range of German anti-aircraft defenses.During the Allied air campaigns against the Third Reich, well over a million tons of bombs were dropped upon the German homeland, killing nearly 300,000 civilians, wounding another 780,000, and destroying more than 3,500,000 industrial and residential structures. Not surprisingl...
- ASIN: 0700614206
1/50 scale Corgi Sd.Kfz . 7/1 Krauss- Maffei Semi Track with 2cm Flakvierling 38- Luftwaffe Flak . 1943
Luftwaffe Field and Flak Divisions
Flak 88 Owners' Workshop Manual: 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Models 18/36/37/41) (Haynes Manuals)
Flak 88 Owners' Workshop Manual: 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone (Models
The 8.8cm Flugzeugabwehrkanone 18/36/37/41 - more popularly known as the ‘Flak 88’ - was one of the most successful and influential artillery gun types in the German arsenal in the Second World War. Developed during the 1920s and 1930s, the gun combined accuracy, a high muzzle velocity and a rapid rate of fire (15–20rpm). Although at first developed as an anti-aircraft gun, it went on to achieve equal repute as an anti-tank weapon, imposing horrific casualties on Allied armor across all major European and North African theaters of war. In one clash in Normandy, in June 1944, for example, a single Luftwaffe 8.8cm battery destroyed some 40 Allied tanks.
- ASIN: 1785211331
1/35 military uniform collection "WWII Luftwaffe Flak auxiliary women" (japan import)
1/35 military uniform collection "WWII Luftwaffe Flak auxiliary
The three-dimensional in the 1/35 scale the uniform of the German air force, anti-aircraft gun auxiliary nurses Thai senior aid women during the Second World War. There is no need of assembling white metal with a high-quality, so casting. It is an item high collection lead to the material.
- Brand: Stand at attention!!
- ASIN: B0047JSSLS
Target for Tonight Deluxe Edition Featuring Target Germany
Target for Tonight Deluxe Edition Featuring Target
One of the most famous and celebrated Royal Air Force documentaries, "Target for Tonight" follows the crew of the Wellington bomber F for Freddie during a nighttime raid on Freihausen, Germany. Starring a real-life R.A.F. crew, the film is a stirring portrait of heroism during the early days of the Allied air campaign. The film won an honorary Academy Award(tm) in 1942, and was voted Best Documentary by the National Board of Review in 1941. While the British bombed at night, the American Eighth Air Force struck during the day. Exposed to German fighters and flak, the Mighty Eighth endured huge losses before victory was secured. The fight is chronicled in "Target Germany!" which features B-17s, B-24 Liberators and their P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning escorts. Also included in this special edition DVD is a .pdf of the original Target for Tonight brochure from 1942. It can be accessed using any computer with a DVD drive. Digitally remastered from original 16mm film prints. Please note: due to the age and rarity of source materials, image and sound quality can vary.
- ASIN: B0016HGHJE
- UPC: 827377000187
Battle of Briton Sticky Note Set 4 Pack Airplane World War 2 100 Sheets
Concord Publications Luftwaffe Field and Flak Divisions 6527
B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 "Tojo": Pacific Theater 1944-45 (Duel Book 82)
B-29 Superfortress vs Ki-44 "Tojo": Pacific Theater 1944-45
By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 "Tojo". Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. For the bomber crews, they had what they believed was their 'ace in hole': a fully armed B-29 carried four remotely operated gun turrets and a tail gunner's position, making it the world's most advanced self-defending bomber.In every respect the Ki-44 pilots were fighting a desperate battle. Many who made their mark did so using suicidal ramming attacks or "taiatari". Illustrated with full colour artwork, this volume examines why the Ki-44 was unable to break up bomber formations conventionally during the Pacific War, and how its ramming tactics, while terrifying, graphically revealed Japan's inability to stop the B-29.
- Brand: Osprey Publishing
- ASIN: B06WWQPYKM
Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid
Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt
“The ‘longest day’ for the B-17’s in World War II ... Superb!” NY Times On Thursday, October 14, 1943, two hundred and ninety one B-17 Flying Fortresses set out for a strategic bombing raid on the factories in Schweinfurt. Sixty of those planes never returned and six hundred and fifty men were lost during the course of that mission. It was the greatest failure that the United States Air Force had ever suffered and became known as “Black Thursday”. Martin Caidin’s Black Thursday: The Story of the Schweinfurt Raid is a brilliant account of that day that should never be forgotten. This book uncovers in thrilling detail the build-up to that fateful raid as the ground crew prepare the aircraft and the aviators are briefed on their mission ahead. By consulting with first-hand accounts and interviewing survivors Caidin’s book takes the reader to the heart of the action as the planes burst into battle in the skies above Western Europe. “It is documented in the same careful kind of research which makes the whole book so successful. Excellent!” Kirkus Reviews Martin Caidin was an American author and an authority on aeronautics and aviation. Caidin was an airplane pilot as well, and bought and restored a 1936 Junkers Ju 52 airplane. His book Black Thursday was first pu...
- ASIN: 198038651X
Cruel Seas Warlord Games, German Siebel Ferry (2)
Cruel Seas Warlord Games, German Siebel Ferry
Dubbed the Kleine fähre (small ferry) the Siebel ferry would prove it's self a highly useful and adaptable vessel. Aircraft designer Fritz Siebel (A commissioned a colonel in the Luftwaffe) had been assigned his own Sonderkommando (special command) for improvising Luftwaffe invasion craft for Operation Sea Lion. Colonel Siebel's ferry used flat-bottomed pontoons that were squared off in front. In combination with the vessel's wide cargo deck, this made for an exceptionally stable gun platform, capable of surviving even Force 6 waves. In fact, the Luftwaffe mounted various-sized flak pieces on the ferries finding the 8.8 cm guns, in particular, well-adapted for this role. The Luftwaffe continue producing Siebel ferries under its own Special Ferry Command (Fähre-Sonderkommando). Configured to serve a variety of special purposes, from minelaying to convoy escort, most would see action transporting troops, vehicles and supplies. The Siebel Ferry comes in packs of two expand your Kriegsmarine fleet.
- Brand: Cruel Seas
- ASIN: B07S8XTK4H
A Bomber Crew Mystery: The Forgotten Heroes of 388th Bombardment Group
A Bomber Crew Mystery: The Forgotten Heroes of
An antique trophy inspires a quest to uncover the history of an outstanding crew of WWII airmen who first flew into combat on D-Day. After discovering a discarded trophy in an Edinburgh antique shop, author David Price endeavored to tell the stories of the men whose names had been engraved upon it. Praised as ‘Outstanding Crew of the Month’, the members of 388th Bombardment Group set out on their very first mission on June 6, 1944—D-Day. This baptism of fire heralded the start of an illustrious career in battle. During August and September of 1944, they took part in over thirty perilous missions. And yet the details of their endeavors have largely been forgotten. Here, the history of 388th Bombardment Group’s service is told in great detail from interviews with each surviving member of the group, together with family members, in an effort to glean more information about their wartime deeds, and to reunite them with the trophy that they won in the midst of it. A Bomber Crew Mystery serves as a poignant and evocative tribute to the 388th Bombardment Group, as well as all those who fought in the skies of the Second World War.
- ASIN: B06XRTVVRV