(chapter titles are provisional and are to be decided/confirmed and subject to revision) Chapter 1: Hitler, the Jet and the Bomb /Chapter 2: Kommando Schenck /Chapter 3: High-speed intelligence /Chapter 4: Jet-bombing operations /Chapter 5: Too little, too late /Appendices: Technical specifcation and performance; tables for Me 262 A-2a and Me 262 A-1a/U3 and a selected bibliography
Late-war Luftwaffe Me 262 jet bomber and reconnaissance operations struck fear into the Allies, as the speed of the world's first jet warplane made the aircraft all but untouchable in these missions.
Robert Forsyth has studied the history and operations of the Luftwaffe for many years. He is the author of JV 44 - The Galland Circus (1996), Battle over Bavaria: The B-26 versus the German Jets (1998), Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945 (2001), Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber (2006 - with Eddie J Creek), and He 162 Volksjager (2008 - with Eddie J Creek); for Osprey Publishing: Jagdverband 44 and Jagdgeschwader 7 (Aviation Elite Units), Fw 190 vs B-17 (Duel), Aces of the Legion Condor and Luftwaffe Viermot Aces (Aircraft of the Aces). He works in publishing. Eddie J Creek is co-author of a number of landmark books on Luftwaffe aircraft including Jet Planes of the Third Reich (1982), Arado Ar 234 (1992), Me 262 (1997-2000 - four volumes), On Special Missions - The Luftwaffe's Research and Experimental Squadrons 1923-1945 (2003), Do 335 Pfeil (2006), He 177 Greif (2009) and He 162 Volksjager. He has contributed to more books than he cares to remember. Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000, and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes.
"This follows the creation, deployment, strategies and makeup of this unique bomber and is a solid pick for any World War II collection." --The Midwest Book Review (November 2012)"...I found the book to be a superb read about an aspect of Me-262 operations that is rarely told. Most highly recommended." --Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness