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Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik-As' Bf 109 Aces of 1940, Paperback / softback Book

Jagdgeschwader 53 'Pik-As' Bf 109 Aces of 1940 Paperback / softback

Illustrated by Chris Davey, Jim Laurier

Part of the Aircraft of the Aces series

Description

Boasting pilots who had been blooded in the Spanish Civil War, Jagdgeschwader 53 (JG 53) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' achieved great success in the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was infamous amongst its opponents for the quality and calibre of its aces - men such as Werner Moelders, Hans-Karl Mayer and Rolf Pingel. These aces won numerous Knight's Crosses for their exploits in 1940, credited with 258 victories, with 51 pilots being killed or captured. This study follows these pilots of JG 53 into battle, telling the stories of their victories, losses, and ultimate fate. Containing 36 profile illustrations depicting the drastic change in appearance of their aircraft over time, and complemented by thorough research, this book is a welcome addition to Osprey's popular Aircraft of the Aces series.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, Illustrated throughout with colour artwork and black and white photos
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Second World War
  • ISBN: 9781472818713

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