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Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber / Robert Forsyth ; illustrators, Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector ; series editor Tony Holmes.

By: Forsyth, Robert [author.].
Contributor(s): Laurier, Jim [illustrator.] | Hector, Gareth [illustrator.] | Holmes, Tony [series editor.] | Osprey Publishing [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: X-planes: no. 2Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Osprey Publishing Co., 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 80 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472814678; 1472814673.Subject(s): Messerschmitt 264 (Bomber) -- History | Messerschmitt 264 (Bomber) -- Design and construction | Bombers -- Germany -- Design and construction | Research aircraft -- Germany -- Design and construction | Germany. Luftwaffe | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, GermanDDC classification: 623.7463 Summary: The history of the controversial Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber project, which was intended to bomb New York and other American Cities. The research is based on original German documentation and rare photographs.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

As Europe plunged into World War II, Hitler ordered the development of a hi-tech secret weapon capable of taking the war across the Atlantic--the Messerschmitt Me 264. Chosen from designs for an "Amerika Bomber" tendered by Messerschmitt, Junkers, and Focke-Wulf, this ultra-long-range aircraft would be capable of attacking cities in the United States. Just one month before the attack on Pearl Harbor and the American entry into World War II, Hitler was promising, privately, to wage a "new war" against the USA after his victories in Europe. Dazzling digital artwork and 50 rare archival photographs perfectly complement the detailed analysis offered by Robert Forsyth as he examines the development, intended role, and influence of the aircraft that Hitler planned to use to bomb New York City.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The history of the controversial Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber project, which was intended to bomb New York and other American Cities. The research is based on original German documentation and rare photographs.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Chapter 1 Introduction (p. 4)
  • Chapter 2 Origins (p. 7)
  • Chapter 3 Prototype Design (p. 12)
  • Chapter 4 Flight Test and Development (p. 42)
  • Chapter 5 To the Eleventh Hour (p. 69)
  • Chapter 6 Conclusion (p. 75)
  • Further Reading (p. 79)
  • Index (p. 80)