June 25, 2012

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  2. The first reviews of THE DECISIVE DUEL have appeared on Amazon.uk and on the Falke Eins Luftwaffe History blog.


  3. Coming soon to this website:


    Coming soon is my DECISISVE DUEL You Tube playlist, videos keyed to the page in the book they refer to.

    This is a wonderful thing for a historian. On page one, I talk about a formation of He 111 bombers over London on 15 September 1940. Now, I can link to a YouTube video and show what an He 111 looked like in the air.

    p.349 “Spitfires Dueled, P-47s Destroyed”, USAAF film RAMROD TO EMDEN

  4. Thanks for a stimulating book, full of things to think about.

    I’ve never blogged anything before, so I’ll leave the following brief observation to see if it works.

    Decisive Duel P.204

    ‘This ( the 20mm MgFF) was replaced by a 15mm cannon in the Bf109F-2 model. Though an accurate weapon, most pilots thought its shells lacked explosive power, and the F4 version went back to 20mm’

    In actual fact, there was no ‘going back’ or anything retrograde about this modification. The new 20mm cannon was NOT the old MGFF, but a larger calibre version of the newer Mg151. Thus the new installation offered the higher muzzel velocity and increased rate of fire of the newer cannon but with a larger and more detructive projectile. The higher muzzel velocity offered flatter shell trajectory with shorter time of flight, and therefore less deflection was required when firing at fast moving targets.

    Fire power, however, was to be a huge issue for late models of the Bf109. An an armament of one cannon and two machine guns was poor in the eyes of most Luftwaffe ‘experten’, and for use against heavy bombers, it was completely inadequate.

    Kind regards – David Farr

  5. sorry for typo – muzzel should read ‘muzzle’