Bf 109 Aces of the Russian Front Paperback
by John Weal
Illustrated by Iain Wyllie, Mark Styling, Iain Wyllie
Part of the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S. series
The highest scoring aces of any aerial conflict were the Luftwaffe pilots involved in the bloody combats on the Russian Front.
The most common fighter used by these pilots was the Bf 109, which was involved in the action from Operation Barbarossa in June 1941, through to the doomed Defence of the Reich in 1945.
Units like JGs 5, 52 and 54 all flew the Messerschmitt fighter, progressing from Emil to Gustav variants.
This volume includes all the high-scoring aces, and explains just how difficult a job the Jagdwaffe faced on the Russian Front, and how its experts achieved such overwhelming scores.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 100 b&w and 40 colour illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 25/05/2001
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841760841