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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in North Africa Hardcover – 14 Jul 2004

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Classic Publications (14 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903223458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903223451
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 1.9 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 654,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This title contains detailed coverage of the little known exploits of the Fw 190 in Tunisia during World War II. The Fw 190 proved a very good match against the RAF and USA AF Spitfires, P-40s, P-38s and various Allied bomber types.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
The text follows a logical progression detailing the exploits of the Focke Wulf 190 in North Africa during WW2.
It has some excellent photographs and detailed colour plates. It has detailed information relating to aircraft and personnel in an appendix in the rear. I would have liked a little more detail about some of the photographs and how they gathered the information.
I have used this as an initial point of research.
Well done to the authors.
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Details, Details, Details 18 Feb. 2013
By Tony Marquise Jr. - Published on
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This book is a day-by-day account of the FW 190 units in North Africa from Nov 1942 to the end of the campaign there in May 1943. It lists every missiom flown by these planes, every victory claimed by the Luftwaffe in air combat, and lists every 190 lost and every pilot killed or wounded. For those interested in this kind of detail, this is the book to get.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
FW190 In North Africa 12 July 2013
By Howard Thomson - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A very thorough and complete description of FW190 activities in North Africa. I personally, however, would have appreciate more colour illustrations of the aircraft peculiar to its service in North Africa. Other than that, a highly competent volume.
Comprehensive Account of the 'Butcher Bird' in Africa! 28 Jun. 2014
By Michael OConnor - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Though the Focke Wulf 190 is often associated with Luftwaffe ops on the Eastern and Western Fronts, the 'Butcher Bird' played an important role in the fighting in North Africa. Andrew Arthy and Morten Jessen's excellent FOCKE-WULF FW 190 IN NORTH AFRICA chronicles the FW 190's role in that theatre. A 2004 Ian Allan Publishing, Arthy and Jessen's book is part of that publisher's 'Air War Classics' series.

The FW 190 served in North Africa from late 1942 until the German surrender in May 1943. The a/c's main contribution came in the form of ground-attack missions. The book lays out in fascinating detail the day-by-day combat ops flown by III/ZG 2 (later renamed III/SKG 10) and II/JG 2, a story that was previously untold. Impeccable research coupled with many first-hand reminiscences result in a riveting account of the endless attacks FW 190s flew against enemy tank formations, artillery positions, shipping, harbors, etc. along with the air battles the a/c were involved in. Appendices with complete loss and victory lists, unit casualties and camouflage/markings round out Arthy and Jessen's combat chronicle.

Visually the book is a delight, featuring over 100 b&w photographs, color maps and 13 pages of gorgeous color profiles of North African FW 190s and their P-40 and Spitfire opponents by Claes Sundin.

In all likelihood, FOCKE-WULF FW 190 IN NORTH AFRICA will stand as THE definitive book on the 'Butcher Bird' in combat over North Africa. Crisply written and wonderfully-illustrated, it's military aviation history at its best. Highly recommended.
The record of the Luftwaffe Fw-190 fighters in Africa is ... 16 Oct. 2014
By S. Douglas - Published on
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The record of the Luftwaffe Fw-190 fighters in Africa is fascinating and this book shows how tough were the German pilots.
FW in North Africa 3 Oct. 2014
By Don Bigelow - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A day by day account of the flight operation in North Africa.
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