Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber (X-Planes) (Paperback)

Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber (X-Planes) By Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier (Illustrator), Gareth Hector (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier (Illustrator), Gareth Hector (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Robert Forsyth works in publishing, and is the author of JV 44 The Galland Circus (1996), Battle over Bavaria (1998), Mistel (2001), and Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber (2006 with Eddie J Creek).

Jim Laurier lives in New Hampshire. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force. Jim created the cutaway and profile art for this book.

Gareth Hector is a digital artist and aviation history enthusiast. Gareth completed the battlescene and cover artwork for this book.

Praise For…

"Forsyth's concise text is most enjoyable as he takes the reader through the long journey that eventually resulted in the Me 264." - Air Classics Magazine

"The combination of photographs and artwork is a boon for modelers as many images show details of the interior construction and apparatus of the Me 264." - KitMaker Network

"The author has obviously done a great deal of research into this most interesting aircraft. The political machinations alone are worth the read. There are great photos of the aircraft, most of which were new to me. Some superb art work of what might have been are also a bonus. It makes for an engrossing read and one that you really should have on your book shelf." - Modeling Madness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472814678
ISBN-10: 1472814673
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 20th, 2016
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: X-Planes