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by Hans-Hermann Cammann,Jim Laurier,Mark Postlethwaite,Stephen Ransom

  • ISBN: 1846039754
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Hans-Hermann Cammann,Jim Laurier,Mark Postlethwaite,Stephen Ransom
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing; First Edition edition (December 21, 2010)
  • Pages: 128 pages
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  • Rating: 4.7
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Hans-Hermann Cammann has been interested in the history of the Me 163, and the men .

Hans-Hermann Cammann has been interested in the history of the Me 163, and the men who flew this revolutionary fighter, since he was 19-years old, and he has been a regular guest at the annual reunions of former comrades of Erprobungskommando 16 and Jagdgeschwader 400 held either at Bad Zwischenahn or Berlin since 1988

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Stephen Ransom, Hans-Hermann Cammann. Aviation Elite Units. Hans-Hermann Cammann has been interested in the history of the Me 163, and the men who flew this revolutionary fighter, since he was 19-years old, and he has been a regular guest at the annual reunions of former comrades of Erprobungskommando 16 and Jagdgeschwader 400 held either at Bad Zwischenahn or Berlin since 1988. In the course of time a friendship developed between him and Wolfgang Spate, the former Geschwaderkommodore of JG 400. This friendship culminated in Spate appointing him 'archivist' for JG 400.

Stephen Ransom, Hans-Hermann Cammann, Jim Laurier. The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft, the rocket-powered Me 163. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, with a success rate much lower than the Me 262, it still had a massive psychological impact upon the Allies, and the technology and experiences gained in the Me 163 went on to influence the jet fighters of modern times.

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Jagdgeschwader 400 : Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters. Book in the Aviation Elite Units Series). The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft - the rocket-powered Me 163. by Stephen Ransom and Hans-Hermann Cammann. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, giving it a success rate much lower than the Me 262, it still had a massive psychological impact upon the Allies, and the technology and experiences gained in the Me 163 went on to influence the jet fighters of modern times.

Reference Details for Jagdgeschwader 400; Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters. Number 37 in the Aviation Elite series. Jagdgeschwader 400; Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters. Text covers unit history/operations from inception to end of hostilities, with day to day operations of the units described, and accomplishments noted, as well as unique ties within the unit. Much general black and white photography, with several pages of very nice color profile illustrations. No Related Articles Found 0.

The Jagdgeschwader 400 group was formed for the sole purpose of flying one of the world's most revolutionary aircraft - the rocket-powered Me 163. Although the Me 163 scored relatively few kills, giving it a success rate much lower than the Me 262, it still had a massive psychological impact upon the Allies, and the technology and experiences gained in the Me 163 went on to influence the jet fighters of modern times.

The introduction of jet-powered aircraft demanded massive changes in training, equipment, servicing and tactics, all of which are described and examined in this essential analysis of the story of the Me 163 in frontline service with Erprobungskommando 16 and Jagdgeschwader 400.


Reviews about Jagdgeschwader 400: Germany’s Elite Rocket Fighters (Aviation Elite Units) (7):
ladushka
This book looks at the JG400, the elite unit created to operate the Me163 "Komet" rocket fighter during WWII. JG400 was one of many measures Germany desperately turned to in order to deal with the Anglo-American bomber campaign which was hammering the Nazi heartland day and night from 1943 on. The Me163 was a high-speed point interceptor which could fly faster than anything the Allies had for a while. However, the limits of the technology it relied upon made it a dead-end and the Allies soon learned how to cope with this new threat.

This book looks at the aircraft itself and how it evolved from prototype to combat aircraft, EKdo 16's organization, which preceded and made possible the organization of JG400 and the combat experiences of each of the unit's squadrons. It includes narratives by Komet pilots as well as by Allied pilots who saw the Me163 in action or were hammered by it themselves. It includes charts, photos and original artwork. A great reference book or a good recreational read.
Iarim
I knew so little , this book reveals so much !
Inabel
I had very high hopes for "Jagdgeschwader 400 Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters" after reading two of Osprey's other books from the 'Aviation Elite Units' series, both by Robert Forsyth: "Jagdverband 44" and "Jagdgeschwader 7." In fact, I wanted desperately to like the text by Ransom and Cammann, but, save for the photos, it was an epic disappointment and a near-total fail. Were it not for the varied selection of unique images, many of which were previously unseen by me, this book would have drawn only one star. As it is, I give it two and withhold any recommendation to invest in it.

While I don't discount the effort put forth by the authors to review squadron documents and secure content from primary sources, they fail to contextualize the endless quotes and minutiae and deliver a book that lacks structure and bogs down in otherwise minor details. Rather than a narrative, what Ransom and Cammann have created is a disjointed series of excerpts from after-action reports and Luftwaffe memos, with a suffocating quantity of seemingly-random quotes thrown in for good measure.

It bears repeating - I wanted very much to like this book and am a fan of the genre. But "Jagdgeschwader 400 Germany's Elite Rocket Fighters" can't compare to similar Osprey titles and, while no doubt of interest to the über-fan who has digested everything else ever written about the unit (probably in English and German), for anyone hoping for a clear overview of the unit's history and operations, enlivened by first-hand accounts from Me 163 pilots, and neatly fit into the broader historical context, I can't help but think you'll come away disappointed - as I have. I cannot in good conscience recommend this book, unless you're perhaps buying a used copy at a substantial discount. Otherwise, search for an alternative.
Opimath
I bought this to learn more about Jg 400 and am very please with the amount of info in this book. It covers development of the Me163, squadron history, operational history, color profiles of the aircraft and pilot biographies. There's no shortage of photos in this book either! I definitely recommend it.
Chilele
Love the subject matter.It will help me in my build of the model.
Fenritaur
As always, a masterpiece in the several Aviation Elite series.
Teonyo
A more detailed overview of the creation, development, failures and success of the ME 163. Good graphics of different models and individual ME 163's.
Thankfully, I purchased my copy on Ebay, at a large discount. I actually wondered if this Jagdgeschwader , outside of it's uniqueness, was worthy of a unit history , considering it's almost total lack of success, and impact on the air war in Europe.
Initially, we are given a rather lengthy, and disjointed history of the development of the Me 163, which, to, me, appeared as padding, given the aircraft's spotty operational history.
The story of the establishment of the unit and it's subseqent action against Allied aircraft is done in a sketchy, non-chronological fashion, which I found annoying.
There are some good personal accounts, both by German and Allied pilots, about the Me 163, which was dangerous to pilots on both sides!
Overall, not up to par with Osprey's other Luftwaffe unit histories. How about volumes on other, more deserving units, like JG 26, JG 3, JG 5. JG 77. KG 26, etc?

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