History of Dive Bombing

A Comprehensive History from 1911 Onward

Peter C. Smith

 
Date Published :
November 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
36 b/w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844155927
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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This is the incredible history of the dive bomber told from both official records and eyewitness accounts. It tears away the many myths and misrepresentations that surrounded this type of warplane and presents a truly original and detailed history, from the first true combat dive bombing by an RAF pilot in 1917 to the last stirring wartime actions. Interviews with the pilots who flew the combat missions in dive bombing aircraft of all the combatant nations give unique first-hand eyewitness viewpoints on many of the major actions and methods employed.

From a detailed description of what it was like to fly the very first dive-bomber missions into Poland on 1st September, 1939; through equally enthralling accounts of British attacks on German warships during the Norwegian campaign; Stuka missions against the French and British forces in May and June, 1940, and on throughout the war. Some well known aircraft types include the Curtiss Helldiver, Aichi D3A1, Blackburn Skua and the infamous Junkers Ju 87 ‘Stuka’.

About The Author
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Peter C. Smith is well-known to aviation and maritime history readers. He has written over 67 previously published books. Amongst these are Skua, Detroyer Leader, Into the Minefields and Naval Warfare in the English Channel 1939-1945, all published by Pen & Sword.

REVIEWS
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“…a well written wee researched volume on a topic that has until now received very little coverage. This fascinating book, filling a clear void, is a fine addition to any aviation library.”

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