Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques

Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques by Mike Spick

Title: Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques
Author: Mike Spick
ISBN10: 0804116962
ISBN13: 978-0804116961
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (July 30, 1997)
Language: English
Subcategory: Military
Size PDF: 1881 kb
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Luftwaffe Fighter Aces: The Jagdflieger and Their Combat Tactics and Techniques by Mike Spick


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HOW THE LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES ACHIEVED THEIR SUCCESSThe Luftwaffe's leading fighter aces outscored their Allied counterparts astonishingly during World War II--so much so that when the records of these pilots (the Jagdflieger) first became available after the war they were greeted with disbelief. A single ace with a hundred victories might have been credible, but one hundred six aces each recorded one hundred victories or more, and the top scorer claimed three hundred fifty-two. However, postwar research proved that German shoot-down confirmations were given only after rigorous checking.To discover the secret of the Luftwaffe pilots' success, aviation historian Mike Spick examines the exploits of Nazi Germany's most famous pilots, focusing on the methods and tactics of individual aces, examining the importance of machinery, training, climate, numbers, and theater of war, and using firsthand accounts to put the reader in the pilot's seat. This book is easily the best possible guide to how the German aces achieved such amazing results in battle.