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He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front from Osprey Publishing

He 111 Kampfgeschwader
on the Russian Front

Illustrator: John Weal

This 96 page paperback book is Combat Aircraft 100 in the series of books available from Osprey Publishing.

The twin-engined He 111 was the mainstay of the Luftwaffe’s bomber arm at the start of World War ll. Accompanied by the Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber, it provided the aerial striking power for all the early Blitzkrieg campaigns, sweeping all before it throughout the first 12 months of hostilities. Although it was found wanting when faced by the RAF during the Battle of Britain, it gained new renown on the Eastern Front.

The He 111 bomber was in action against the Russians from the first day of the war until the last. It played a part in all the major battles and was employed in a wide variety of roles, including operating as a strategic bomber, torpedo-bomber (over both the Arctic Ocean and the Black Sea), train-buster, interim nightfighter and, latterly, as an auxiliary transport.

The contents of this book are;

  • Objective Moskau
  • Indecision Time
  • The Soviets Strike Back
  • Stalingrad
  • The Long Road to Defeat
  • Appendices
  • Color Play Commentary
  • Index

This reference book with 10 pages of color plates (with 3 aircraft per plate) and numerous black and white photographs is an excellent reference for the aircraft Modeler or diorama builder. Many of the photographs shown in this book illustrate the He 111 in action, which complements the written material and shows the impact of this famous aircraft during World War II. The He 111 Kampfgeschwader on the Russian Front is a book that will not site idle on a modelers shelf and will see a lot of usage when building this excellent aircraft.

This book is available from Osprey Publications

Paperback    $24.00

eBook ePub $18.36

eBook PDF  $18.36

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