Fw 200 Condor vs Atlantic Convoy: 1941-43 (Osprey Duel 25)
Osprey Publishing | 2010 | ISBN-10: 1846039177 | ISBN-13: 978 1846039171 | English | 81 Pages | PDF(e-book) | 3,6 MB

 

With the fall of France in 1940, Germany suddenly had the opportunity to strike at poorly guarded Allied convoys. The Luftwaffe pressed into service the Fw-200 Condor, a plane that had originally been designed as a civilian airliner and the first plane to fly non-stop from Berlin to New York in 1938. After various modifications, the Fw-200 became the Luftwaffe’s long-range maritime patrol and strike bomber. It was devastatingly effective; a single attack by five Condors on a convoy in February 1941 resulted in the sinking and damaging of 11 ships. Furthermore, the Condors passed on convoy sightings to the U-boats with devastating effect.

 


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