DORNIER Do 17 The Luftwaffe s Flying Pencil

DORNIER Do 17   The Luftwaffe s  Flying Pencil
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2018-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781848324732
ISBN 13 : 1848324731
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DORNIER Do 17 The Luftwaffe s Flying Pencil Book Description:

Considered to be the best known German bomber of the Second Wold War, the Heinkel He 111 served in every military front in the European theater, having first being deployed in the Spanish Civil War in 1936. It then saw extensive service in the invasion of Poland, the Norweigan campaign and the invasion of the Low Countries and France in 1940.When the Luftwaffe was tasked with destroying Britains ability to resist invasion in 1940, the He 111 formed almost half of the Gruppen employed by Luftflotte 2 and Luftflotte 3. When the Luftwaffe switched to attacking cities and industrial sites the Heinkel 111 was widely employed, with raids against targets such as London, Coventry, Bristol, Birmingham and Liverpool.In this selection of unrivaled images collected over many years, the operations of this famous aircraft in the early years of the war particularly the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg in the West, the Battle of Britain and the very early stages of the Blitz are portrayed and brought to life.

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 96
Release : 2019-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9781472829658
ISBN 13 : 1472829654
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2 Book Description:

Initially designed as a high-speed mail aeroplane and airliner, the Do 17 first made an appearance as a military aircraft in the Spanish Civil War, both as a bomber and in reconnaissance roles. In the early stages of World War II, it, together with the Heinkel He 111, formed the backbone of the German bomber arm over Poland, France, Belgium and the Low Countries, and saw action in almost every major campaign in this period. However, by the start of the Battle of Britain, the Do 17's limited range and small bomb load meant that it was ripe for replacement by the Ju 88. Though it performed well at lower altitudes, the model suffered heavy losses during raids, particularly during the Blitz and were increasingly phased out. This fully illustrated study uses detailed full-colour artwork and authoritative text from an expert author to tell the full operation story of one of Nazi Germany's best light bombers from the early years of World War II.

Dornier Aircraft

Dornier Aircraft
Author : Source Wikipedia
Publisher : University-Press.org
Total Pages : 72
Release : 2013-09
ISBN 10 : 1230509631
ISBN 13 : 9781230509631
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Aircraft Book Description:

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 70. Chapters: Dornier Do 17, Dornier Do 217, Dornier Do X, Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet, Dornier Do 335, Dornier Do 28, Dornier Do J, Dornier Do 228, Fairchild Dornier 728 family, Dornier Do 26, Dornier Do 18, Dornier Do 215, Dornier Do 24, Dornier Do 32, Polar 3, Fairchild Dornier 428JET, Dornier Do 31, Dornier Do 29, Dornier Do 27, Dornier Do R, Dornier Do 19, Dornier Do 11, Dornier Do 317, Dornier Komet, Dornier Do E, Dornier Do K, Dornier Do 12, Dornier Delphin, Dornier Do 10, Dornier P 256, Dornier Do Y, Dornier Do H, Dornier Do 214, Dornier Do 635, Kawasaki Ka 87, Dornier Do 23, Dornier S-Ray 007, Dornier Do 132, Dornier Libelle, Dornier Do 212, Dornier Aerodyne, Dornier Do 14. Excerpt: The Dornier Do 217 was a bomber used by German Luftwaffe during World War II as a more powerful version of the Dornier Do 17, known as the Fliegender Bleistift (German: "flying pencil"). Designed in 1937 and 1938 as a heavy bomber, its design was refined during 1939 and production began in late 1940. It entered service in early 1941 and by the beginning of 1942 was available in significant numbers. The Dornier Do 217 had a much larger bomb load capacity and had much greater range than the Do 17. In later variants, dive bombing and maritime strike capabilities using glide bombs were explored in depth with considerable success in the later role. Early Do 217 variants were more powerful than the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 88, having a greater speed, range and bomb load. Owing to this it was designated a heavy bomber rather than a medium bomber. The Do 217 served on all fronts in all roles. On the Eastern Front and Western Front it operated as a strategic bomber, torpedo bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. It also performed tactical functions, either direct ground assault or anti-shipping strikes during the Battle of the Atlantic and Battle...

Bombers

Bombers
Author : Francis Crosby
Publisher :
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0681068787
ISBN 13 : 9780681068780
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bombers Book Description:

The World Encyclopedia of Bombers * The history of bombers, their technology and action in major conflicts around the world, including the bombers of World Wars I and II, Cold War bombers and the powerful jet bombers involved in modern combat * Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about their country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weight and performance * Includes a glossary explaining key aviation terms and abbreviations * Features over 750 wartime and modern photographs, many rarely previously published.

Dornier Do 17 in the Battle of Britain

Dornier Do 17 in the Battle of Britain
Author : Chris Goss
Publisher : Air World
Total Pages :
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN 10 : 1526781204
ISBN 13 : 9781526781208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 in the Battle of Britain Book Description:

During Britain's desperate struggle for survival that in the summer of 1940, the Dornier Do 17 played a prominent part in raids designed at neutralising the RAF's ability to resist and the British people's will to fight back. Having been built to outrun contemporary fighters when introduced into the Luftwaffe in 1937, it had become the Luftwaffe's main light bomber, and for the attack against Britain, three bomber wings, KG 2, KG3 and KG77, were equipped with the Do 17. But by 1940, the Do 17 was nearing obsolescence and, with its weak defensive armament, it fell prey to Fighter Command's Hurricanes and Spitfires.Its vulnerability was starkly revealed on 18 August 1940, when eight Dorniers were shot down and nine damaged in attacks on RAF Kenley, and on 15 September - Battle of Britain Day - when twenty were shot down and a further thirteen damaged. On that day, Sergeant Ray Holmes rammed his Hurricane into a Do 17 that was reportedly aiming for Buckingham Palace. Part of the bomber's wreckage fell to earth near Victoria Station.In this comprehensive pictorial record of the Do 17, the bomber's role throughout the period of the Battle of Britain is displayed in the author's unique collection of British and German photographs. These photographs, coupled with first-hand stories from those who flew and those who fought against the Do 17, bring those desperate days and dark nights back to life in the manner which only contemporary images and accounts can achieve.

Die Deutschen Flugzeuge 1933 1945

Die Deutschen Flugzeuge  1933 1945
Author : Karlheinz Kens
Publisher :
Total Pages : 816
Release : 1961
ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B571005
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Die Deutschen Flugzeuge 1933 1945 Book Description:

Kent Airfields in the Second World War

Kent Airfields in the Second World War
Author : Robin J. Brooks
Publisher : British Airfields of World War
Total Pages : 287
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : IND:30000132074224
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kent Airfields in the Second World War Book Description:

A full account of the part played by Kent's airfields during the Second World War. The history of each airfield is described with the aircraft based at them and the main operations flown. The effects of the war on the daily lives of civilians, and the constant dangers from raids and night bombing are also detailed. Fully illustrated.

Dornier Do 17 the Yugoslav Story

Dornier Do 17  the Yugoslav Story
Author : Boris Ciglić
Publisher :
Total Pages : 164
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 8690972706
ISBN 13 : 9788690972708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dornier Do 17 the Yugoslav Story Book Description:

Beretter om det jugoslaviske flyvevåbens anvendelse af det tyskbyggede bombefly, Do 17, i perioden 1937-1947.

Aircraft of the Fighting Powers

Aircraft of the Fighting Powers
Author : Douglas Arthur Russell
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1941
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105013145367
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Book Description:

The Flying Pencil

The Flying Pencil
Author : Heinz J. Nowarra
Publisher : Schiffer Military History
Total Pages : 47
Release : 1990
ISBN 10 : 0887402364
ISBN 13 : 9780887402364
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Flying Pencil Book Description:

Versatile German medium bomber also used as recon and assault.