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Butcher Bird

Butcher Bird

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{detailed description}No combat aircraft has ever achieved perfection, but at the time of its first appearance the Fw190 probably came near to this elusive goal as any fighter of World War Two. It was a brilliant design in which weight consideration and simplicity were the keynotes, although they had not been allowed to compromise the structural strength and performance of the aircraft. This beautifully proportioned fighter was not merely a pilot's aeroplane; it had been concieved with a careful eye to the problems of production and maintenance in the field. It was highly praised, both by its pilots and by their opponents, and its appearance in action gave the Luftwaffe a decided, if temporary, ascendancy over its adversaries. Its ease of control and the incredible aileron turns performed at speeds, which would have torn the wings off its contemporaries, commanded immediate respect from RAF fighter pilots and at Britain's Air Ministry.
The text covers the early years of the aircraft's design and development. It continues through the war years and describes the various variants that resulted from its original radial engine design.
There are approximately 225 photographs and line-drawings that illustrate the Fw190 in all its variations and 24 pages of colour illustrations that show the personal, squadron and camouflage designs utilised during the war.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Edward Shacklady
published by Cerberus 2003 1st edn. 243pp profusely illustrated with b&w photos, line drawings, 3-views, colour profiles etc. 20x25
{condition}first 7 pages have 10mm crease at bottom corner otherwise near fine in slightly faded d/j.
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