PE-2 Guards Units of World War 2

By (author) Khazanov, Dmitriy; By (author) Medved, A. N; Illustrated by Yurgenson, Andrey

Petlyakov's Pe-2 was the most numerous Soviet twin-engined bomber of World War 2, the aircraft being used as a dive-bomber, ground attack platform and dedicated reconnaissance type. The first examples entered service in August 1940, and by the time production came to end in late 1945, no fewer than 10,547 examples had been built. These equipped more than 80 bomber air regiments, and of the latter, two were accorded Guards Air Corps status, as were six air regiments. Amongst the former was the 2nd Guards Bomber Air Corps, which was commanded by the legendary General Polbin, who was twice made a Hero of the Soviet Union. Pe-2 bomber and reconnaissance versions (the latter in service with four Guards reconnaissance air regiments of the Air Force and one regiment of Naval Aviation) were extensively used from the frozen Arctic north to the balmy Crimea front. A number of Pe-2 also saw brief combat against Japan in the final weeks of World War 2.

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  • Development /Organisation of Guards units /Stalingrad and Northern Caucasus /Kursk /Lvov-Sandomir and Byelorussia offensives /Pe-2 over the sea /Guards reconnaissance air regiments /Fall of Germany /Appendices

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書名 PE-2 Guards Units of World War 2
著作者等 Medved, A. N
Yurgenson, Andrey
Khazanov, Dmitriy
シリーズ名 Combat Aircraft 96
出版元 Osprey Publishing
刊行年月 2013.02.07
ページ数 96p
大きさ H248 x W184
ISBN 9781780960654
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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