Night Fighters

Luftwaffe and RAF Air Combat over Europe, 1939-1945
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Binding:Hardback
Published:October 1, 2008
By Colin D. Heaton (Author), Anne-Marie Lewis (Author)

Night Fighters examines the historical, technological, tactical, and strategic evolution of limited visibility aerial combat as the air forces of Great Britain and Germany dueled in the night skies during WWII. The book is based on extensive research and interviews with the key planners responsible for their respective national strategies governing the conduct of the nighttime air war as well as the airmen who fought the war. Night Fighters chronicles the historical, technological, tactical and strategic evolution of limited visibility aerial combat between Great Britain and Germany during WW II. The subjects interviewed for his project were the key individuals responsible for the creation and execution of their respective national policies governing the conduct of the nocturnal air war. The science developed by both nations assisted in increasing the momentum and lethality of that conflict. This arena of WW II produced a plethora of technological innovations, the results of which are seen today in everyday military and civilian life. This book provides a detailed historical analysis of the men, methods, machines and devices that forever altered the course of aviation and scientific history. Where this book differs from previous works is the collective and extensive interviews with the participants of the air war, in their own words. This book also provides an impartial, comparative and contrasting analysis of both sides, and is endorsed by the historical figures.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Aviation
  • Hardback : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1591143608
  • ISBN-13: 9781591143604
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
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Colin D. Heaton is a professor of history, military history, and sociology at the American Military University and the author of three books and numerous articles on World War II. He lives in Southport, NC.

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Anne-Marie Lewis is a photographer, researcher, and digital image specialist.

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Excellent book on the men, technology, and C2
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
By: Joel Rudy
"Night Fighters" is a detailed look at the men, strategy, and technology that influenced the aerial combat between the British nighttime bombers and the Luftwaffe's night fighters. Heaton offers a fantastic look at the innovative genius of Major Wolfgang Falck, who is credited as being the Father of the Nachtjadgfliegers {The Night Fighters}. In addition to looking at the tactical innovations, the book also features an outstanding discussion of the Wizard's War -- the battle between German and British scientists to build the next generations of detection systems and countermeasures. This book is the perfect addition for the World War II history enthusiast looking to explore the next niche.
 

 
 

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