Title LUFTWAFFE HANDBOOK 1939-1945.
Publisher Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1977.
Seller ID 23771
111 pp, 9 7/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "Drawing on sixteen years of research, the author provides an in-depth reference manual on the Luftwaffe at war, a book that moves with ease from broad analysis to fascinating detail. Several important aspects of the Luftwaffe, often ignored in the past, receive particular emphasis: the working of the flak arm, which at the beginning of World War II engaged almost two-thirds of the Luftwaffe's manpower; German pilot training on which the flying units' effectiveness ultimately depended; and tactics used by the various types of fighter and bomber units. Many biographies of senior commanders and illustrations of uniforms and insignia add to the interest of the volume that is an essential addition to the library of any serious student of war history, the aviation enthusiast, and the model airplane maker." Bump at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner bumps, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, soft crease and faint rub line on front panel. Very Good/Very Good-