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By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel

ISBN-10: 1578066492

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American Raiders: The Race to trap the Luftwaffe’s secrets and techniques КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The college Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Wolfgang W. E. SamuelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 513ISBN: 1-57806-649-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,33 mbAmerican Raiders presents a glimpse of the advanced tale of the disarmament of the Luftwaffe after its defeat within the spring and the exploitation of its aeronautical secrets and techniques. Disarmament and exploitation have been exceptionally separate acts accomplished via distinct organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan less than which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe used to be carried out was once Operation Eclipse. Eclipse took over the place Overlord left off, Overlord having been the plan which supplied for the invasion of Europe as much as the defeat of the enemy, whereas Eclipse lined the disarmament and everlasting army neutralization of Nazi Germany. For American airmen tasked to use the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, course, and idea of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and by way of doing so ensured every one other’s good fortune. even if the method because it spread out was once whatever yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective projects past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five

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Secondly, the single-engine safety speed on take-off was daunting; an engine failure before  miles per hour had been attained produced dire results. ” The German Jets Chuck Yeager’s encounters with Me- fighters illuminate both the aircraft’s advantages and its vulnerabilities. He wrote: Blow jobs, the bomber crews called them, but no one was eager to be on the receiving end of the twin-engine German jet fighters that screamed down on our formations to quickly hit and run. The jets had a  mph speed advantage over the Mustang, but their pilots tried to avoid dogfights, concentrating instead on hammering the bombers.

But wars seldom are as brief as men would have them; nor is a war’s course ever clearly discernible. Colonel Raymond E. Toliver, in his book Fighter General: The Life of Adolf Galland, made the point of missed opportunities quite clearly. “Four months prior to the Bader incident [Bader was a colorful and legless British fighter pilot shot down over the Pas de Calais in August ], an aircraft took off from the Heinkel factory that demonstrated Germany’s vast technical lead in fighter development.

Radar-controlled American AAA guns, some using proximity fuzed shells, made dive-bombing a hazardous undertaking by late , yet most of the KG  pilots chose the shallow dive-bombing technique over the high-altitude attack option. Arado engineers found the reluctance of their best pilots to use the new equipment disheartening. Colonel Storp, the commander of KG  in  “was a convinced dive bomber man and the whole technical effort of the alternative method was wasted,” lamented the bombsight’s designer in .

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