By Dmitriy Khazanov, Aleksander Medved, Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector, Andrey Yurgenson
That includes first-hand debts from veteran pilots, infrequent archival photos and professional research, this quantity brings to lifestyles the vicious dogfights that happened among the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the japanese Front.
Step into the cockpit of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the crimson Air Force's Yaks 1-7, warring parties that have been all in favour of a few of the greatest, fiercest aerial battles in heritage. the enduring Messerschmitt fighter and its strive against hardened pilots administered a apprehensive drubbing to the Yaks first and foremost of the battle. the various optimum scoring aces in heritage benefitted from the Bf 109's technical superiority over the obese and underpowered Yak 1, racking up impressive successes opposed to their poorly proficient and outfitted adversaries. And but, because the Soviets accrued strive against event, their strategies stronger, as did their mounts within the upgraded Yak 1B and steadily, the purple strength eroded the Jagdwaffe's dominance of the skies within the jap entrance, notwithstanding with the 109G they'd by no means lose qualitative superiority.
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Extra info for Bf 109 vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front
In the fighter aviation organization a regiment consisted of four squadrons and a command element – 63 aeroplanes in total. An air regiment was intended to solve combat tasks both on its own and in cooperation with other units (initially within an Air Brigade and then within an Air Division). This improved the interaction between different kinds of aviation units and between aviation and land forces. The battles with the Luftwaffe from 22 June 1941 were bloody and cruel from the outset. The VVS-KA suffered severe losses, with large number of aircraft in the vicinity of the border being destroyed on the ground, having had no chance to take off.
The inscription on the fighter states, ‘To the pilot of the Stalingrad Front, Guards Maj Yeremin, from the collective farmer of the “Stakhanovets” collective farm, comrade Golovaty’. 54 20 June. 4 times as many. Moreover, of the ten initial ZAPs deployed at airfields deep in the rear, only one, 8th ZAP at Bagay-Baranovka, to the southeast of Saratov, was training pilots and technicians for Yak-1s. Conversion to Yaks was also underway in the Moscow suburbs of Kubinka, Monino and Chkalovskaya, and at the airfield of Plant No.
In late January 1942 the fighter combat training detachments were concentrated in Krakow, where they were part of the East replacement fighter group (Ergänzungsjagdgeschwader). At different times this organization was led by aces Hauptmann Hubertus von Bonin and Majors Hermann Graf, Victor Bauer and Werner Andres. Special attention was paid to tactics and the techniques employed by the VVS-KA, as the East group specialised in the preparation of pilots particularly intended for combat on the Soviet–German front.
Bf 109 vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front by Dmitriy Khazanov, Aleksander Medved, Jim Laurier, Gareth Hector, Andrey Yurgenson