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Ju 87 STUKA Vol. 1: 1939-1941
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Ju 87 STUKA Vol. 1: 1939-1941

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The name Stuka is an abbreviation of the German word Sturzkampfflugzeug, meaning dive bomber. The fearsome sight and sound of the Luftwaffe's Ju-87 Stuka diving on its target, its siren wailing, spearheaded German victories in Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, the Mediterranean, and Russia between 1939 and 1943.

This book covers the pre-war development of the Stuka concept in Germany and early dive-bomber prototypes. The Stuka’s initial deployment, in the Nazi Legion Condor sent to assist Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War is examined, followed by the aircraft’s central role in the blitzkrieg war. The operational history of the aircraft continues through the Channel Battles and the Battle of Britain. The volume concludes with the opening phases of the war against Russia.

Written by Peter C. Smith, an internationally renowned authority on dive- bombers and the Ju 87 in particular, the book contains an impressive selection of historic photos, artworks, and first-hand accounts from those who flew the aircraft.

9 x 12", 96 pgs., 200 black and white illustrations plus color artwork, softcover.

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J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing went into business in 1983 as Military Book Distributor, selling other companies’ books through the mail. Many of those books were in German, and so during the next few years a number of individuals commented on how it would be nice to see them in English. I investigated the costs and possibilities, and the first book was printed; 400 copies of a 40-page biography on Paul Hausser (how many of you own that one?). This was followed by European Volunteers, the first hard cover and first translation. And here we are now, almost 100 books later, and many more to go.

From the first day, the company’s objective was to provide translations of the very best German-language books covering the German ground forces in WW II and to publish them in a format that would last many years (hard cover, on acid-free paper, with laminated covers). It appears that we have been fairly successful.

Started as a one-man operation by John Fedorowicz, the company grew steadily until more help was needed. Over time, 3 partners came on board and we added Tiger Hobbies as a local outlet for modelers and book buyers. Eventually, as times and economic circumstances demanded, the company has returned to the original owner. However, Sharron, who came on board in 2002 as office manager, has stayed to keep me in line and on target. Ken helps with Tiger Hobbies. So here we are, John, Sharron and Ken - when you call you will get one of us.

Defying the hard economic situation, we plan to publish many more excellent books in the future and to serve your reading and modeling needs for many more years.