Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935–1945

An Illustrated Guide


In stock

SKU: 9780786439379 Categories: , , ,

About the Book

One of the most significant innovations in modern warfare has been the appearance and development of air power, a technology which demanded technical and financial investment on a whole new scale and which ultimately changed the fundamental nature of war itself. This book covers the history and development of the German air force from 1935 to 1945, with descriptions and illustrations of almost all of the Luftwaffe’s airplanes, including fighters, jet fighters, dive-bombers, ground attackers, medium and heavy bombers, jet bombers, seaplanes, flying boats and carrier planes, transport and gliders, reconnaissance and training aircrafts, helicopters, and many futuristic projects and other rarities.

About the Author(s)

Historian, writer and illustrator Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage is the author of numerous books. His interests include World War II and medieval and French history. He lives in Groningen, Netherlands.

Bibliographic Details

Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 407
Bibliographic Info: 583 illustrations, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3937-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5280-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Introduction      1

1. Historical Background      5
2. Basic Technical Data      33
3. Regalia and Uniforms      70
4. Bombers      106
5. Fighters      205
6. Jet Fighters      244
7. Seaplanes      314
8. Transport Aircraft      335
9. Miscellaneous Aircraft      358

Bibliography      395
Index      397

Book Reviews & Awards

“Very useful.”—History of War