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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Description


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 is an author, editor and publisher, specializing in military aviation and military history. He is the author of over 25 titles for Osprey Publishing, on the aircraft, units and operations of the Luftwaffe, an interest he has held since boyhood. He has written articles for The Aviation Historian, Aerojournal, Aeroplane Monthly, Aviation News, Combat Aircraft, and FlyPast and he is a member of the Editorial Board of The Aviation Historian.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

Gareth Hector is a digital artist of international standing as well as an aviation history enthusiast. He lives in Perthshire, UK.

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