Название: The Decisive Campaigns of the Desert Air Force 1942 - 1945 Автор: Bryn Evans Издательство: Pen & Sword ISBN: 1783462604 Год: 2014 Формат: AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) Страниц: 240 Размер: 12,0 МБ Язык: Английский
Compared to the RAF’s Fighter and Bomber Commands, the Desert Air Force (DAF) is far less well known, yet its achievements were spectacular. DAF led the way in North Africa and Italy in pioneering new tactics in close Army-Air Force cooperation on the battlefield, DAF and Allied air forces gave Allied armies in North Africa and Italy a decisive cutting edge. While the Axis forces used the many rivers and mountains of Tunisia and Italy to slow the Allies’ advance, DAF was there to provide that extra mobile firepower – the artillery from the sky. They were the first multinational air force, and the first to introduce air controllers in the front lines of the battlefield.