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GERMAN JET ACES OF WORLD WAR 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 17)
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GERMAN JET ACES OF WORLD WAR 2 (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 17)

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Hugh Morgan and John Weal

The Third Reich's last ditch efforts to sweep the allied bomber formations from the skies of Germany centered around a new crop of jet 'wonder weapons' that were issued to the Jagdwaffe from mid-1944 onwards. Far in advance of anything the Allies had even in the experimental phase, types like the Me 262, He 162, Me 163 and the Ar 234 could perform their combat sorties with relative impunity. However, scarcity in numbers and unreliable jet engines eventually cancelled out any technical edge that these aircraft offered. Despite operating from autobahns and forest runways, always being short of the exotic fuels necessary and lacking any strength in numbers, a handful of pilots amassed scores in the last year of the war on these aircraft, flying with units like JG 7, JV 44, and NJG 11. This is thier story. 96 pages