P-51 Mustang vs Fw 190: Europe 1943-45
80 page book.
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About this book
Discover the history of a classic duel as the finest American and German pilots are pitted against each other in the war-torn skies over Europe, in two of the most advanced fighter planes of the age, the P-51 Mustang and the Fw 190. This first book in a new series describes the design and development of these rivals and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of each fighter through an examination of the key elements of airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics. Also explored is the training the combatants received, providing an insight into the lives of the pilots. Cockpit digital artwork allows the reader to relive the thrill and terror of a dogfight as these two evenly matched opponents battled for supremacy in the skies above Europe.
- Strategic situation: A discussion of the situation facing Nazi Germany and the Allies in the final three years of the war
- Design & Development
- Technical Specifications
- Combat: A review of specific combat actions accompanied by biographical detail, first-hand accounts and photographs
- Analysis: Statistical data showing the numbers of P-51s and Fw 190s lost in battle
- Bibliography and further reading list
Paperback; September 2007; 80 pages; ISBN: 9781846031892