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Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units #112 Combat Aircraft

By: Robert Forsyth

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781472808462

ISBN: 1472808460

Condition: New


The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's Mistel Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify. This book draws on a wealth of first-hand reports and revealing contemporary photographs to tell the full, strange story of the Mistel units. They were the product of a remarkable mix of desperation and innovation, and were actually grounded in a pre-war, non-military practise - the mounting of one aircraft atop another was initially conceived to extend the ranges o... View more info