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Designed as a fast level bomber and dive-bomber, the twin-engined Ju 88 was a mainstay of the Luftwaffe during the early and middle years of the World War Two. Disappointing in its first big confrontation – the Battle of Britain – the aircraft came into its own later in other theatres and in other roles – particularly that of nightfighter.
Ron Mackay’s expert text describes in detail the design, development and operational use of this famous type. Illustrated with many rare archive photographs, this book will be a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in the aircraft and the history of World War Two.
" Ron Mackay's book gives an interesting and very detailed picture of development of JU88 and its use in different theaters of WWII. All the variants and models are well covered and described. Unfortunately, when he describes the planes operational use, Mr Mackay is mostly concentrating in Luftwaffe's mishaps, failures, losses and causalities. Some successful sorties and missions are randomly mentioned but in general the book gives reader a picture, the plane was a total failure or quality of its pilots was under any acceptable level. This is perhaps understandable knowing his background in RAF and having some antipathy towards his former opponents. Also, there are lots of misspells in the names of places and areas mentioned. For those searching technical details about planes, this book is one of the best concerning JU88, Every detail is very well described, including even manufacturing methods used during the construction. "
Review Type: Customer
Posted By: Seppo Heikkila