Born of an idea suggested by the Japanese Navy to arm Germany's elegant Fw200 Condor airliner for a maritime reconnaissance role, the Luftwaffe's long-range Condor proved its worth in the first years of World War II. A practical anti-shipping raider, the Condor fought a virtually private war against surface vessels and imposed a blockade to strangle Britain's seaborne lifeline. Rapidly neutralized by allied escort carriers and merchant ships, the Condor's role switched to staving off the Sixth Army's defeat at Stalingrad. Condor crews hauled supplies in appalling winter conditions - sub-zero temperatures and low visibility - and routinely serviced and refueled aircraft under the guns of the Red Air Force. For the Germans, maritime patrol duty grew ever more costly in terms of men and machines, and new 'stand-off' weapons were introduced to beat the defenses. By 1944 they had been all but eclipsed in a combat role, and the survivors reverted to the transport role for which they were originally designed.
The Fw200 Condor describes the development of the aircraft and its varied roles, missions, and personnel including the fate of all aircraft built. Color profiles and a wealth of photographs provide comprehensive information on this elegant aircraft.
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"Besides being a great read, this is also a good book to use for research and reference. In all, an excellent reference book that I know you will find as useful as have I. A book that seriously deserves a space on your library shelf and one that I can easily recommend to you." -Modeling Madness, reviewed by Scott Van Aken, October 2010 (Modeling Madness 2010-10-01)
"Don't miss out on this one. It is certainly worth the price. Highly recommended." -IPMS, reviewed by Brian Baker, October 2010 (IPMS 2010-10-31)
"This is a thorough book on the Fw200 and will make for a great addition to any Luftwaffe library." -Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, November 2010 (Internet Modeler 2010-11-01)
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Descrizione libro Crecy, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. New. Pristine. Detailed aircraft design, operational history ranging from Eastern Front to North Atlantic and special missions. Numerous b&w photographs and 12 pages of color photographs and artwork. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Crecy Complete History series. Codice libro della libreria 004092
Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing Limited, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. New hardback copies at a reduced price; published £29.95.; The Luftwaffe's long-range raider. Illustrated. ; 264 pages. Codice libro della libreria 55966
Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0859791319
Descrizione libro Crecy Pub. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2386342
Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0859791319
Descrizione libro Crecy Publishing, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110859791319
Descrizione libro Crecy Pub, 2010. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 300 pages. 10.00x8.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0859791319