Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front

By John Weal; Iain Wyllie (Illustrator)
(Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9781841760841, 96pp.)

Publication Date: May 25, 2001

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

The highest scoring aces of any aerial conflict were the Luftwaffe pilots involved in the bloody combats on the Russian Front. The most common fighter used by these pilots was the Bf 109, which was involved in the action from Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, through to the doomed Defence of the Reich in 1945. Units like JGs 5, 52 and 54 all flew the Messerschmitt fighter, progressing from Emil to Gustav variants. This volume includes all the high-scoring aces, and explains just how difficult a job the Jagdwaffe faced on the Russian Front, and how its experts achieved such overwhelming scores.




About the Author

Arguably the finest profile artist in the business, Joan Weal’s love of German aircraft makes his work a treat for students of the subject. He has written several Aces volumes, and two books on the JU 87 in the companion series Combat Aircraft.

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