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;Spitfire II. The Canadians КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The Boston generators PressАвтор: Robert BrackenЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1999Количество страниц: 138ISBN: 1-55046-267-9Формат: pdf test NobodyРазмер: 99,2 mbSpitfire - The Canadians and Spitfire II - The Canadians either take an analogous method of the topic of Spitfires flown through Canadian pilots. either books are offered in demanding hide, 12" x nine" layout with top quality smooth pages.The writer, Robert Bracken, completely makes use of the first-hand tales of the pilots to set up a sweeping and vibrant influence of Spitfire operations anywhere Canadians have been stationed. fifty eight person tales are comparable within the first publication, whereas 37 are advised in Spitfire II. The tales in either books are at the same time specific - the episodes in each one disguise from the conflict of england to the cessation of hostilities. The textual content has been skilfully edited to maintain the first-hand impressions whereas ultimate exciting and readable. A thread of wry humour runs via a few of these articles, as well as a good percentage of sincere self-reflection.Modellers will get pleasure from the massive variety of top of the range, fantastically reproduced wartime images in each one ebook. almost all these are no less than a half-page in dimension, with many full-page photos showing really good aspect. the pictures are supported via Ron Lowry's appealing color profiles - 39 within the first booklet and nine within the moment. those will supply considerable idea for modelling topics starting from the Mk. I throughout to the Mk. 24. the 1st ebook provides 5 pages of exact plans via A.R. Clint. those plans hide the Spitfire Vb, IXc, XIVe and XVIe; plus a chronology of comparative facet profiles from the Mk. IIa to the XIVeSpitfire II additionally contains 9 infrequent wartime color photos of plane and team of workers. the images of the all-blue PR.XI should be in particular fascinating to many fanatics. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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These kills gave Banks ace status, and by the time he left No 412 Sqn in early March 1945 his tally stood at nine destroyed, three probables and one damaged (Public Archives of Canada PL 30911) At 1600 hrs three of No 411 Sqn's Spitfires were hit by flak east of Fleury-sur-Andelle and Fit Lt H J Nixon (in NH344) force-landed. He successfully evaded. No 401 Sqn's final victory came at 1910 hrs when Fit Lt R R Bouskill (in ML305) claimed an Fw 190 southeast of Caen for the first of his five kills.

The unit's CO, Sqn Ldr Harry Dowding, is the pilot casually leaning on the bottom right propeller blade. Along with Nos 441 and 430 Sqns, No 442 Sqn was one of the first units to operate from French soil. It would join No 126 Wing from No 144 Wing in mid-July 1944 (Public Archives of Canada PMR 79-631) Fig Off Charles Fox of No 412 Sqn poses for the camera. He was just one of a number of pilots from three units (Nos 412, 193 and 602 Sqn) who claimed credit for the strafing and wounding of the 'Desert Fox', Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, on 17 July 1944.

At this point 21st Army Group commander Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery proposed a plan to secure a crossing over the Rhine that would allow his armoured 'spearheads' to thrust deep into Germany and the industrial Ruhr. It was a bold plan (codenamed Operation Market Garden) in which three-and-a-half airborne divisions would be dropped on multiple Dutch bridges at Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arnhem. The lightly armed paratroopers would hold these vital crossings until relieved by the tanks and infantry of the British XXX Corps.

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