Imagen del editor

Defending Hitler?s Reich: German Ground-Based Air Defenses, 1914-1945 (World War II)

The Department of the Air Force

0 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1511733977 / ISBN 13: 9781511733977
Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
Nuevos Condición: New Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, Estados Unidos de America)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 14 de agosto de 2015 Valoración librería Valoración 5 estrellas

Cantidad disponible: 1

Comprar nuevo
Precio: EUR 104,44 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: Gratis A Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. N° de ref. de la librería 1511733977n

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: Defending Hitler?s Reich: German ...

Editorial: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro: New

Acerca de

Reseña del editor:

Based on the experience gained in World War I and the technological and organizational developments of anti-aircraft forces in the interwar period, Germany's political and military leadership entered the Second World War with high expectations for the Luftwaffe's ground-based air defenses. These expectations were tied to a standard that measured success based simply on the number of aircraft shot down. Despite the success enjoyed by the Luftwaffe's flak defenses between 1939 and 1945, many Luftwaffe leaders demonstrated a limited understanding of the broader outlines and effectiveness of Germany's ground-based air defenses. These men repeatedly were guilty of evaluating the performance of the Luftwaffe's air defenses using a simple binomial equation that compared flak with fighter performance. This myopic focus on fighters versus flak led the Luftwaffe's leadership consistently to ignore or grossly underestimate the contributions of other elements of the ground-based air defense network. German flak defenses accounted for at least half of American aircraft combat losses during the war and an estimated thirty-seven percent of Bomber Command's missing aircraft during night raids, while anti-aircraft fire damaged more than 66,000 U.S. bombers and over 9,000 British bombers. Anti-aircraft defenses not only destroyed and damaged aircraft, they also severely degraded bombing accuracy by driving bombers to higher altitudes and inducing evasive maneuvering on the final bomb run. Flak damage also crippled Allied aircraft making them easy prey for Luftwaffe fighters. However, Luftwaffe leaders largely ignored these "hidden" effects by focusing solely on the number of aircraft destroyed. Likewise, they often failed to recognize the outstanding returns achieved by decoy and deception measures at relatively low cost, despite the large number of Allied bombs that fell on these sites. Another example involved the critical support provided by searchlights to night fighter forces at different stages of the conflict, as well as the contributions made by smoke generators and barrage balloons to point defenses. In the end, the Luftwaffe's ground-based air defenses provided a capable and effective adjunct to the Third Reich's fighter defenses; a contribution largely ignored or underestimated by both contemporary Luftwaffe leaders and post-war historians of the air war.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
318 US Route 1, STE 2
Kittery ME 03904

Condiciones de envío:

Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 5-45 business days for expedited shipping, and 7-60 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 60 days for delivery.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Cheque Giro Postal PayPal Factura Letra de Cambio Transferencia Bancaria Débito Directo (Pago Personalmente Autorizado)