Finnish Aces. Their Planes and Units 1939-1945

Kari Stenman

The small number of Finnish fighter pilots who defended Finland in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's pilots.
Date Published :
February 2022
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Contributor(s) :
Artur Juszczak
Series :
White
Illustration :
photos, color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9788366549593
Pages : 220
Dimensions : 11.8 X 8.2 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$55.00

Overview
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The small number of Finnish fighter pilots who defended Finland in three separate wars between 1939 and 1945 amassed scores only bettered by the Luftwaffe's pilots. Initially equipped with a mixed collection of fighters acquired from sources across the world, the Finnish Air Force was thrust into combat in the defensive Winter War against an invasion by the Soviet Union in 1939, followed by the Continuation War, together with Germany and the other Axis powers against the Soviets, in 1941–1944. The third conflict, the Lapland War against Germany, occurred in 1944–1945.

Aircraft of the famous Finnish aces are described in detail with many photos and color profiles. This book includes the aircraft of Ilmari Juutilainen, Hans Wind, and Eino Luukkanen, among others. It is an essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aeromodelers.

About The Author
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Kari Stenman is the foremost authority on the Finnish Air Force in World War II, having written over a dozen books on the subject since the late 1960s. He is the co-author of the successful Aircraft of the Aces volume on Finnish fighter pilots and runs his own publishing company in Finland.

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