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Fw 200 Condor vs. Atlantic Convoy 1941-43

Fw 200 Condor vs. Atlantic Convoy 1941-43
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Fw 200 Condor vs. Atlantic Convoy 1941-43
by Osprey
Product Line: Duel - Aircraft
Author: Robert Forczyk
Publish Date: 2010
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 7.25x9.75x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148297010
Mfg. part #: OSPDUE025
Type: Softcover


After the fall of France in 1940, Germany attempted to strangle Britain into submission by attacking the Atlantic Convoys, which brought much need supplies and war materiel from the USA and Canada. While the U-boats attacked from beneath the seas, the Germans modified a civilian airliner to create the Fw-200 Condor to attack from the skies. By the summer of 1941, the Condor attacks had succeeded to the extent that Winston Churchill called them ‘the scourge of the Atlantic’. This book discusses the development of the Condor, and analyzes the various Allied responses, including the development of the Hurricat, a modified hurricane that could be launched via catapult from modified merchant ships.


  • Introduction
  • Design & development
  • Technical Specifications
  • Combatants
  • Combat
  • Statistics & Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Further Reading