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The Experimental Units of Hitler's Condor Legion (SC) - Frontline Books - CB7891CSN
The Experimental Units of Hitler's Condor Legion (SC) - Frontline Books - CB7891CSN


 
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Rafael A. Permuy Lpez, Lucas Molina Franco; Air War Archive series. Examine the history of the men and machines that served in these units. German Aircraft In Action During the Spanish Civil War. At the start of the Spanish Civil War the nationalists sought help for their cause from Germany, following which volunteers from the German Air Force and Army formed what was called the Condor Legion.  This force made a significant contribution to General Franco's eventual victory and this included two experimental air units, known as VJ/88 and VB/88. The former's mission was to combat test the new monoplane fighters; the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Heinkel He 112. The latter group's task was to test the new twin-engine, retractable undercarriage bombers; the Heinkel He 111, the fast Dornier Do 17 and the Junkers Ju 86. The Heinkels made their combat debut on 9 March 1937, when they attacked Republican held airfields in support of the Battle of Guadalajara. The Heinkel proved superior to the two other German medium bombers, being both faster and carrying a heavier bomb load. English Text; 104 pages.