LAST THROW OF THE DICE

WE PRESENT A SERIES OF FEATURES REFLECTING ON HOW THE HARD-PRESSED LUFTWAFFE ATTEMPTED TO DEFEND THE REICH AGAINST MOUNTING ODDS

AIR WAR OVER GERMANY

In the last year of World War Two, the Luftwaffe was faced with ever greater opposition in the skies above Germany and occupied Europe. Defending territory in the west became increasingly challenging, and German forces were also suffering significant reversals on the Eastern Front

With raids by the RAF - largely by night - and massed USAAF attacks by day, the Luftwaffe pioneered some innovative fighter designs in a final bid to turn the tide of war. While most of its reserves of experienced pilots were flying the tried and trusted Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190, the introduction of the jet-engined Messerschmitt Me 262 and the rocket-powered

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