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
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.
- ASIN: B00CLEATPY
Luftwaffe Field and Flak Divisions
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
Germany and the Second World War: Volume VII: The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5
Germany and the Second World War: Volume VII:
By the spring of 1943, after the defeat at Stalingrad, the writing was on the wall. But while commanders close to the troops on Germany's various fronts were beginning to read it, those at the top were resolutely looking the other way. This seventh volume in the magisterial 10-volume series from the Militargeschichtliches Forschungsamt [Research Institute for Military History] shows both Germany and her Japanese ally on the defensive, from 1943 into early 1945. It looks in depth at the strategic air war over the Reich and the mounting toll taken in the Battles of the Ruhr, Hamburg, and Berlin, and at the "Battle of the Radar Sets" so central to them all. The collapse of the Luftwaffe in its retaliatory role led to hopes being pinned on the revolutionary V-weapons, whose dramatic but ultimately fruitless achievements are chronicled. The Luftwaffe's weakness in defence is seen during the Normandy invasion, Operation overlord, an account of the planning, preparation and execution of which form the central part of this volume together with the landings in the south of France, the setback suffered at Arnhem, and the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes. The final part follows the fortunes of Germany's ally fighting in the Pacific, Burma, Thailand, and China, with American forces c...
- ASIN: 0198738277
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
The Flak Badges of the Luftwaffe and Heer
The Flak Badges of the Luftwaffe and
This comprehensive reference is the result of years of study by one of the leading experts of the Flak Badges of the Wehrmacht. Marc Garlasco has meticulously examined dozens of variations by all known makers of these war badges of the Second World War and clearly presents them to us. His work is essential reading for anyone interested in collecting the anti-aircraft badges of the Luftwaffe and Heer. The novice and the expert collector alike will benefit from this ground-breaking treatment. For the first time anywhere the Flak Badges of the German Army are dissected. Garlasco demystifies these awards and presents all with the tools to preserve history. In addition to badges, he incorporates the history, award documents, and cases, turning simple pieces of metal into a tangible connection to historical events. This book is a "must have" fer every serious collector of war badges and will stand the test of time for years to come. Over 460 pages and over 850 pictures in full color.
- Brand: Brand: BD Publishing LLC
- ASIN: 0979796946
Relics of the Reich: The Buildings The Nazis Left Behind
Relics of the Reich: The Buildings The Nazis
Relics of the Reich is the story of what happened to the buildings the Nazis left behind. Hitler’s Reich may have been defeated in 1945 but many buildings, military installations and other sites remained. At the end of the War, some were obliterated by the victorious Allies but others survived.For almost fifty years, these were left crumbling and ignored with post-war and divided Germany unsure what to do with them, often fearful that they might become shrines for neo-Nazis. Since the early 1990s, Germans have come to terms with these iconic sites and their uncomfortable part. Some sites are even listed buildings.Relics of the Reich visits many of the buildings and structures built or adapted by the Nazis and looks at what has happened since 1945 to try to discover what it tells us about Germany’s attitude to Nazism now.It also acts as a commemoration of mankind’s deliverance from a dark decade and serves as renewal of our commitment to ensure history does not repeat itself.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 147384424X
Luftwaffe Flak and Field Divisions 1939-1945 (Images of War) by Hans Seidler (2012-04-19)
Flak Artillery of the Legion Condor: Flak Abteilung (mot.) F/88 in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Flak Artillery of the Legion Condor: Flak Abteilung
This book is the first detailed look in English at the German Legion Condor smotorized Flak Abteilung F/88 in the Spanish Civil War. Along with organiztionaland operational histories, are detailed looks at flak guns, range finders,trucks and towing vehicles, and personalities.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
- ASIN: 0764332317
La Flak de la Wiking: 5. SS-Panzer-Division Wiking (French Edition)
La Flak de la Wiking: 5. SS-Panzer-Division Wiking
French TextFor those, many who have enjoyed the first volume devoted to the Wiking Division, here is a great complement. Here is this division after the flak of the Hohenstaufen and the Leibstandarte. This new title HS Battles & Testimonials include additional annexes notebook, testimonies, objects, documents.
- ASIN: 2840484048
P-47 Thunderbolt at War
P-47 Thunderbolt at
Perhaps the most significant fighter aircraft of World War II, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was the largest and most powerful single-engine fighter of the war, and with over fifteen thousand P-47s built, its production numbers topped any other American fighter. P-47 Thunderbolt at War traces the history of the P-47, including the pioneering efforts of Alexander de Seversky and Alexander Kartveli, who designed the prototype; the features that played into the P-47s combat performance; and its wartime construction and testing. The rugged Thunderbolts flew in combat across Europe, Africa, and the Pacific--as fighter, escort, and fighter bomber. They are brought to life through numerous photographs, many in full color, and through personal war stories from the men who flew them. Affectionately known as "Jugs," P-47s may not have been the most agile fighters, but they could take a pounding and get back home--an attribute worthy of any pilots affection. P-47 Thunderbolt at War includes personal war stories of fighter-plane combat in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific; tales of the aircrafts postwar adventures in China, Algeria, and South America in the 1950s; and a number of Republic P-47 Thunderbolt specifications charts and diagrams.
- Brand: Brand: Zenith Press
- ASIN: 0760329486
- UPC: 752748329485
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
Pathfinder Pioneer: The Memoir of a Lead Bomber Pilot in World War II
Pathfinder Pioneer: The Memoir of a Lead Bomber
In this engaging book we see how an 18-year-old miner shoveling ore from deep in the ground in Utah suddenly found himself, only two years later, 30,000 feet in the air over Nazi Germany, piloting a Flying Fortress in the first wave of America’s air counteroffensive in Europe. Like thousands of other young Americans, Ray Brim was plucked by the U.S. Army to be a combat flyer, and was quickly pitted against the hardened veterans of the Luftwaffe. Brim turned out to have a natural knack for flying, however, and was assigned to the select squadron developing lead Pathfinder techniques, while experimenting with radar. He was among the first to test the teeth of the Luftwaffe’s defenses, and once those techniques had been honed, thousands of other bomber crews would follow into the maelstrom, from which 80,000 never returned.This work gives us vivid insights into the genesis of the American air campaign, told with the humor, attention to detail and humility that captures the heart and soul of our “Greatest Generation.” Brim was one of the first Pathfinder pilots to fly both day and night missions leading bomb groups of 600-plus bombers to their targets. At the onset of his missions in the spring of 1943, B-17 crews were given a 50-50 chance of returning. Each of his raids were...
- ASIN: 1612003524
WW2 German Luftwaffe Flak Artillery blue Gabardine Visor cap-62
WW2 German Luftwaffe Flak Artillery blue Gabardine Visor
Blue Gabardine material. ATTENTION: THIS IS A CUSTOM TAILORED PRODUCT. I NEED ABOUT 5-7 WORKING DAYS TO MAKE IT. THAT MEANS IT MAY TAKE MORE LONGER TO YOUR HAND THAN USUAL ITEMS. SO, PLEASE KEEP WAITING. TKS FOR UNDERSTAND.
- Color: Blue
- Brand: Militaryharbor
- ASIN: B07CR1HBMH
- UPC: 725714050614