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A book on aviation in Finland? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on Finnish aircraft, aircraft factories and airlines.

Finnish Bomber Colours 1939-1945

This latest book in the MMP Rainbow Series covers Finnish bomber aircraft deployed during World War Two. Camouflage and markings on the bombers obtained from USA, Netherland, Germany, UK and the USSR are described in unparalleled detail by the well-known Finnish author Kari Stenman.
The book features many previously unpublished photographs, and exclusive colour profiles created for this book by Karolina Holda.

The aircraft described and illustrated are:
- Ilyushin DB-3M/DB-3F
- Westland Lysander
- Tupolev SB
- Bristol Blenheim
- Dornier Do 17Z
- Junkers Ju 88A
- Petlyakov Pe 2
- Fokker C.X
- Douglas DC 2.

Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.

Author:Kari Stenman
Specs:128 pages, 30.5 x 22 x 1.9 cm / 12 x 8.7 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs, drawings
Publisher:MMP Books (PL, 2016)
EAN:9788365281036
Book: Finnish Bomber Colours 1939-1945

Finnish Bomber Colours 1939-1945

Language: English

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Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

The Dutch Fokker D.XXIs saw less than a week of action following the German invasion of the west on 10 May 1940, with many of the country's 28 fighters being destroyed on the ground. However, those that survived the initial onslaught inflicted losses on the Luftwaffe.
By then, however, the D.XXI had found everlasting fame in Finland during the Winter War of 1939-40. Proving itself a real thorn in the side of the Soviets, the fighter, operating in primitive conditions and against vastly superior numbers, Finnish D.XXIs racked up an incredible score against the Red Air Force.
The D.XXI also has the distinction of producing the first 'ace in a single mission' in World War 2, when then 1Lt Jorma Sarvanto shot down six Ilyushin DB-3 bombers on 6 January 1940. After spending a year providing home defence and flying coastal patrols during the early stages of the Continuation War in 1941, all surviving Finnish Fokker D.XXIs were relegated to the reconnaissance role, which they performed through to the end of hostilities in September 1944.

Contents: Origins - Into service - Winter War - War in the West - Obsolescence - Appendices.

Author:Kari Stenman, Peter de Jong
Specs:96 pages, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm / 9.7 x 7.3 x 0.28 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Aircraft of the Aces (112)
EAN:9781780960623
Book: Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2 (Osprey)

Fokker D.XXI Aces of World War 2

Language: English

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