By Robert Forsyth
For the 1st time within the best-selling Duel sequence, Osprey Publishing offers the frightening aerial conflict among a fighter and a bomber. The Fw a hundred ninety used to be the most effective air superiority plane of global battle II. while it first seemed over the Channel in 1941 it despatched shockwaves in the course of the Allied air instructions. via 1944, those warring parties have been up-gunned to function front line of defence opposed to the Allied bombing crusade. even supposing the Fw 190s have been answerable for capturing down 1000's of Allied bombers, they met their fit opposed to the USA Air-Force B-17 'Flying Fortress.' in a position to hold 4,000 lbs of bombs and bristling with .50-cal laptop weapons, the B-17 might sow loss of life in each course. utilizing brand-new paintings and first-hand money owed, this publication recreates the lethal drama within the skies above Germany in 1944.
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The guns were moved nearer the gunner and the mounting protected by a semi-circular cover. 50-in. Browning M-2 machine guns, two each in the chin, upper, ball and tail turrets, with further such weapons in the nose cheek positions and waist windows. " THE STRATEGIC SITUATION The strategic air offensive against Germany is credited with bringing about the Third Reich's inability to continue the war. For nearly three years, by day and night, the Allies pulverized Germany's cities and factories, paralyzed its transport system, terrorized and killed its civilians and eventually smashed its armies as they defended their ever-shrinking territory.
Engine starter brushes 37. Airspeed indicator withdrawal button 3. FuG 16ZY homing range switch 20. Stopcock control lever 4. FuG 16ZY frequency selector 21. FuG 25a IFF control panel switch 5. Tailplane trim switch 6. Undercarriage and landing flap actuation buttons 7. Undercarriage and landing 22. Undercarriage manual lowering handle 38. Artificial horizon 39. Rate of climb/descent 53. WGr. 21 cm underwing mortar control panel 54; Bomb fuzing selector panel and stores indicator lights indicator 40.
Keep the interest of your gunners alive at all times. Any form of competition among the gunners themselves should stimulate interest to a high degree. Finally, each gunner should fire the guns at each station to familiarize himself with the other man's position and to insure knowledge of operation in the event of an emergency. 25 and in Cornwall, and by acquiring a handful of target-towing aircraft. Nevertheless, the m^^mmmm^^^^^^^^mmmmm^m RESTRICTED overall standard of air gunnery remained disappointing for the rest of the year.