Jagdgeschwader 53 ‘Pik-As’ Bf 109 Aces of 1940 (Aircraft of by Chris Goss,Chris Davey

By Chris Goss,Chris Davey

Boasting pilots who were blooded within the Spanish Civil battle, Jagdgeschwader fifty three (JG fifty three) 'Pik As' or 'Ace of Spades' accomplished nice luck within the skies over France and Britain in 1940. It was once notorious among its rivals for the standard and calibre of its aces – males comparable to Werner Mölders, Hans-Karl Mayer and Rolf Pingel. those aces received a number of Knight's Crosses for his or her exploits in 1940, credited with 258 victories, with fifty one pilots being killed or captured. This learn follows those pilots of JG fifty three into conflict, telling the tales in their victories, losses, and supreme fate.
Containing 36 profile illustrations depicting the drastic swap in visual appeal in their airplane through the years, and complemented via thorough examine, this e-book is a great addition to Osprey's well known airplane of the Aces series.

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