Hitler's Stuka Squadrons: The JU 87 at War 1936-1945

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MBI Publishing Company LLC, 2004 - History - 224 pages
Hitler's Stuka Squadrons is a book that separates fact from fantasy regarding the achievements and military career of the Ju 87 aircraft. Able to deliver its bombs accurately onto a target, the Stuka wreaked havoc in Poland and France against ground targets and refugee columns. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons charts the Ju 87's career in 1939-40, when German aerial superiority ensured aircraft losses were low. However, against Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain in 1940 the Stuka was shot out of the skies. The campaign in Russia saw the re-establishment of the Ju 87's supremacy, and would lead to a change in role to one of tank-busting. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons also covers the individual Stuka squadrons, their campaigns, tactics, and pilots. Illustrated with full-color artworks, which show the various changes in livery and design that the Ju 87 underwent during its career, accompanied by a full specifications table that lists range, armament, performance, dimensions, ceiling and weights;- An authoritative book written by an expert on Military history- First-hand accounts from Stuka pilots- Full-colored artworks- Specifications boxes
 

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Contents

Design and Development
7
Deployment and Combat Evaluation
33
Blitzkrieg Poland and Norway September 1939April 1940
53
Blitzkrieg The campaign in the West MayJune 1940
71
The Stuka in The Battle of Britain
93
Mediterranean Theatre JanuaryJune 1941
111
Russia June 1941July 1942
127
Mediterranean Theatre June 1941May 1943
149
Last Battles in East and West
193
Glossary
211
Composition of a Stukageschwader
213
Stukas that never were the Junkers Ju and Henschel Hs
214
Notable Stuka pilots
216
Bibliography
221
Index
222
Copyright

Russia 194243 Stalingrad and Kursk
169

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John Ward is Professor of Strategic Information Systems and Director of the Information Systems Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management. Prior to joining Cranfield, he worked in industry for 15 years and he currently acts as a consultant to a number of major organizations. As well as publishing many papers and articles, he is co-author of the book "Strategic Planning for Information Systems," now in its 3rd edition. He has served two terms as President of the UK Academy for Information Systems and has been a member of its board since 1994.

Elizabeth Daniel is Professor of Information Management at the Open University Business School. Prior to joining OUBS in 2005, Elizabeth worked in the IS Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management where she researched and taught in the fields of e-business and IS strategies and benefits management. She has a particular interest in IOS and IS in marketing and supply chains. She has published many papers in leading academic journals and a number of management reports. Elizabeth has a first degree and PhD in Physics and an MBA from London Business School. She has spent over 10 years in industry, starting her career as a medical engineer and subsequently working as a strategy management consultant.

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