Osprey Publishing DUE65 Bf 109E/F vs Yak-1/7

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Step into the cockpits of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's
Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest
aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and its combat
hardened pilots inflicted a fearful beating on the Yaks in the beginning of
the war. Some of the highest scoring aces in history benefitted from the Bf
109's technical superiority over the overweight and underpowered Yak 1,
racking up incredible successes against their poorly trained and equipped
adversaries. And yet, as the Soviets accumulated combat experience, their
tactics improved, as did their mounts in the upgraded Yak 1B and gradually,
the Red Force eroded the Jagdwaffe's dominance of the skies in the eastern
front, though with the 109G they would never lose qualitative superiority.
Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs
and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that
took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the
frozen skies of the Eastern Front.


Dmitry Khazanov is a widely respected Russian researcher of Soviet aviation
in World War 2. He is also the author of more than 20 books and numerous
articles about Soviet military aviation during this period, his working
appearing in Russia, the UK, Germany, Finland, France and Japan. Aleksander
Medved, who is a colonel in the Air Force reserve, is the author of 16 books
and many articles detailing Soviet and foreign aircraft in World War 2.




Design & Development

Technical Specifications

Strategic Situation



Statistics and Analysis


Further Reading


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