Public holidays

Amended or confirmed operating hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug on the following dates:
Mo10 Apr.Closed: Easter Monday
Th27 Apr.Closed: King's Day
Th18 MayClosed: Ascension Day
Mo29 MayClosed: Whit Monday
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

The Bulgarian Air Force in the Second World War  9781912390649

The Bulgarian Air Force in the Second World War

Product code 9781912390649

€ 36.65

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Alexander Mladenov, Evgeni Andonov & Krassimir Grozev

Format a4

No. Pages 148

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory WW2 Eastern Europe

Availability only 3 remaining

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989

Product description

Like many European air arms, the history of the Bulgarian Air Force between 1939 and 1945 was eventful and rather dramatic. A small country, located in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, the Kingdom of Bulgaria entered into the fourth decade of the century as a still-neutral, but in fact strongly pro-German state. So it was not a surprise when it eventually joined the Axis on 1 March 1941, declaring war on both Britain and the US six months later. In the course of the war the moderate and poorly-equipped air arm of late 1930s steadily matured during the wartime years into a small but capable force, able to mount fierce resistance to the Allied bomber raids against the country's capital Sofia in late 1943 and early 1944. Only a few hours following the 9 September 1944 pro-Allied coup in Sofia, the Bulgarian air arm was immediately rushed into operation against the armed forces of the yesterday's partner - Nazi Germany.

After the end of the war, Bulgaria fell in total dependency on the Soviet Union as a direct result from the 1944 Yalta agreement of 'spheres of influence' division of Europe. The Bulgarian air force was radically reformed in the Soviet style and rapidly re-equipped with huge numbers of front-line aircraft, supplied by the new 'brother in arms'.

This study features a large number of rare and previously unseen photographs accompanied by specially-commissioned colour artwork showing camouflage and markings.

220 b/w images, 18 colour profiles



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com