Jagdgeschwader 7 'Nowotny'


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When the revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter first appeared in the skies over northwest Europe in mid-1944, it represented the greatest challenge to Allied air superiority since the Battle of Britain. The first group to solely fly jet fighters, Jagdgeschwader 7 was formed out of the test unit Kommando Nowotny, and was tasked with taking back command of the skies. Put almost immediately into action, despite fuel shortages, poor training and problems with the jet engine, victories quickly followed against both US ...

Jagdgeschwader 7 'Nowotny' 2008, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846033209

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