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P-47 Thunderbolt vs. Bf 109G/K - Europe 1943-45

P-47 Thunderbolt vs. Bf 109G/K - Europe 1943-45
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P-47 Thunderbolt vs. Bf 109G/K - Europe 1943-45
by Osprey
Product Line: Duel - Aircraft
Author: Martin Bowman
Publish Year: 2008
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148030991
Mfg. part #: OSPDUE011
Type: Softcover


The largest single engine fighter when the USA entered the war, the P-47 was a monster of a machine. In contrast the Bf 109G was a much smaller aircraft. With all-round better performance than the P-47 at low altitudes the Bf 109G was the staple Defense of the Reich fighter. This book examines the mighty clash between these two legends of the sky. It examines the numerous aspects of the pilots' training, the tactics they used once in combat and the leading edge technology employed by these second generation World War 2 aircraft as well as the continual development of both fighter types. Finally, the key elements of both fighters - the airframe, engine, armament and flying characteristics - are also explored through firsthand accounts from the aces that went head-to-head in the war-torn skies of Europe.