In many ways, the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" (Griffon) was Nazi Germany's "lost" strategic bomber. With some fundamental creases ironed out, and built in numbers, the He 177 would have offered the Luftwaffe the means with which to carry out long-range, mass bombing attacks against targets of a strategic nature. Although competing interests and personalities served to prevent this from happening, from ...
Series: Combat Aircraft (Book 123)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 24, 2018)
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One of the enduring mysteries of the Second World War was the German failure to produce a viable four engine bomber capable of delivering heavy loads over long distances in time for it to make a difference in the war. The Heinkel He 177 might have b...
e aircraft nevertheless saw service over England, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and in Russia. The He 177 flew to the end of the war, with some machines undertaking extremely hazardous low-level missions against Soviet armor in Poland in late 1944--45.This fascinating book, filled with detailed artwork and contemporary photographs, tells the story of this aircraft, including the political infighting at the top of the Luftwaffe's hierarchy that stymied its development, its radical technical design, and state-of-the-art weaponry.