Into Service /Tempest versus the 'Flak Target Apparatus' /Tempest Joins 'Second TAF' /To India /Cold War Fighter-Bomber /Tempest VI - Middle East Fighter-Bomber /Firedog and Farewell /Appendices /Colour Plates Commentary /Index
In the final six months of World War 2 the Tempest V was pitted against some of the Luftwaffe's most advanced fighter types. Focusing on these epic clashes, this title will appeal to aviation enthusiasts, modellers and anyone interested in the aerial combat of World War 2.
This will be Chris Thomas' third book for Osprey (the first being the highly successful ACE 27 Typhoon and Tempest Aces, followed by COM 86 - Typhoon Wings of 2nd TAF). He is the Air-Britain specialist on the Hawker Typhoon. Chris Thomas has had profile illustrations published in Air Enthusiast, Aeroplane Monthly, Flypast and Le Fana de l'Aviation, as well as illustrating recent Osprey titles COM 86 and ACE 122. Producing the artwork for this volume will enable him to utilise his specialist knowledge of the markings and detailed appearance of the subject aircraft. Mark Postlethwaite first worked as a photographer before turning his attention solely to artwork, and is now highly regarded in his field for the quality and accuracy of his work. He became the youngest elected member of the Guild of Aviation Artists in 1991. Mark is a valued Osprey artist and has contributed to more than 80 of its books.
." . . a superb book on a type that often gets overlooked by aviation enthusiasts. Highly recommended." - Modeling Madness