Bf 109E: Battle of Britain (Dogfight #12) (Paperback)

Bf 109E: Battle of Britain (Dogfight #12) By Andy Saunders, Gareth Hector (Illustrator), Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image

Bf 109E: Battle of Britain (Dogfight #12) (Paperback)

By Andy Saunders, Gareth Hector (Illustrator), Jim Laurier (Illustrator)


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An illustrated account of the Bf 109E's evolving role during the fateful first stages of the Battle of Britain.

The Luftwaffe's famous Bf 109 Emil saw considerable combat across the first stages of World War 2, but it was 1940's Battle of Britain that truly put it to the test. During the early operations of that clash, in July and August 1940, German pilots had to reckon not only with the RAF but with another enemy – the English Channel itself. This evocative new study explores how the Channel's breadth and the short range of Emil combined to force the Luftwaffe's fighter units to evolve their tactics in pursuit of victory.

Respected military aviation expert Andy Saunders brings the cockpit of the Bf 109E to life in a volume that draws upon first-hand accounts to tell the story of this landmark battle's fascinating beginnings. Bringing further context to this analysis, archive photos, newly commissioned artworks, and tactical and ribbon diagrams demonstrate how strategy and procedure developed over the course of combat.

Andy Saunders is an author, researcher, television and film consultant, editor and former museum curator specialising in military aviation and military history. He is currently the editor of the magazine Iron Cross, and is the author more than 20 books on air warfare. His articles have appeared in Britain at War (which he also edited for almost ten years), Aeroplane Monthly, Aviation News, After the Battle, History of War and FlyPast among many others.

Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. He lives in Perthshire, UK.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472862402
ISBN-10: 1472862406
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 18th, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Dogfight