Название: Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF 1943-45
Автор: Chris Thomas
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Серия: Osprey Combat Aircraft 86
Год издания: 2010
Количество страниц: 50*2
Размер: 31,3 mb
The Typhoon was the RAF's chosen heavyweight fighter-bomber to support the British and Canadian Armies during the invasion of northwest Europe. A specialist in the aircraft (his father flew them in WW2), author Chris Thomas has done much research on the Typhoon's operations with 2nd TAF during this crucial period of the war. His research reveals for the first time the extent, and chronology, of the struggle to equip 18 RAF and RCAF squadrons in time for D-Day, and how this feat was only narrowly achieved. These 18 squadrons (later increased to 20) were organised into highly mobile, self-supporting wings that provided devastating close support for the British and Canadian armies in their advance across northwest Europe.