Jagdwaffe: Volume 5 (Complete) Luftwaffe Colours
Classic Publications | Robert Forsyth, Christer Bergström, J. Richard Smith | 2005 | ISBN 1903223XXX | 96 pages | English | PDF | 245+57+20.5+28 MB
A detailed photographic series portraying the aircraft, camouflage, and markings of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force during the whole World War Two. This fourth volume covers the begining of the end in various fronts
The volume five contains the following sections
Section One: Reich Defense 1 1943-1944 ISBN: 1903223444
Section Two: War in the East 1944-1945 ISBN: 1903223466
Section Three: Defending the Reich 1944-1945 ISBN: 1903223512
Section Four: Jet Fighters and Rocket Interceptors ISBN: 1903223520
As the tide of the air war against Germany swung in the Allies' favor, so the Luftwaffe was forced onto the defensive. This book covers the Luftwaffe fighter response to the Allied daylight bomber offensive and the development of the heavily armed and armored Sturmgruppen which made mass, close-range attacks against the 'heavies'. Covers the infamous Schweinfurt raid and also the attrition suffered by the the Luftwaffe over Normandy following D-Day.
This final book in the series could also be considered one of the most interesting as it examines the various types of advanced aircraft with which the Luftwaffe desperately tried to challenge what, by then, was overwhelming Allied air supremacy in the skies over the Reich. Whilst each book in the series can be enjoyed on its own, together the Jagdwaffe collection offers a very authoritative and detailed study of the camouflage and markings of Luftwaffe fighter units, in all theatres, throughout World War Two.