German Aircraft of the Second World War: Including Helicopters and Missiles

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Naval Institute Press, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 400 pages
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First published in 1972, this book has been through eight reprintings, but now is republished in a revised edition incorporating new information and illustrations. The book traces the development of the German aircraft industry from the restrictions imposed by the 1919 Treaty of Versailles through the rebirth of the German military aviation in 1935, when the Nazi government renounced its treaty obligations. The history of German military aviation during 1935-45 is told via detailed descriptions and development and operational histories of its aircraft.
The revision incorporates new material including information drawn from postwar testing by pilots in the Soviet Union, the United States and Britain. The revisions ensure that this book remains the most complete reference work of its kind.

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Antony L. Kay has written widely on aeronautics and technical subjects. His engineering and technical background ranges from instruments to heavy engineering and he has, for decades, run his own optical instrument business. Antony is also an avid pilot. He is the author of "German Jet Engine and Gas Turbine Development 1930-45" and "Turbojet History and Development 1930-1960" [Crowood 2007].

J. Richard Smith is indisputedly one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of the Luftwaffe. His works include the landmark publication Jet Planes of the Third Reich as well as Arado 234 Blitz, Luftwaffe Camouflage & Markings 1935 - 45 and numerous other leading aviation titles including several studies in the acclaimed Close Up series.

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