The Fight for the Skies

Date Published :
December 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword Digital
Series :
Germany at War
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ISBN : 4260110585156

Dimensions : 7.5 X 5.5 inches Pages : 50
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As technology improved and new forms of warfare became available, the Second World War quickly developed into more than just a foot war fought on the battlefields of Europe between allied and enemy troops. The technological advancements meant that, for the first time, major aerial battles could now take place. In order to inflict damage quickly and decisively against enemy air bases and buildings, the airplane quickly became a pivotal piece of machinery that would ultimately decide the outcome of the war.

As the race to build fighter planes became more and more important, heated aerial attacks such as the Battle of Britain would be fought and pave the way for an eventual allied victory. This DVD explores the majority of the most well known and influential planes including: German Bf 109, Fw 190, Me 262, English Spitfire and Hurricane, American P - 51 Mustang, P 38 Lightning, F 4 U and F 6 U along with the Japanese Zero.

The DVDs gives a further fascinating insight into the Me 262, the first jet-powered fighter aircraft, introduced by the Luftwaffe in 1942. This Hunter set new standards in aviation history in the skies over Germany, claiming over 500 allied kills. With over fifty minutes of original archive film, as well as exclusive picture galleries and bonus films, this DVD will appeal to all aviation fans.

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