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  Luftwaffe - Conservapedia
Luftwaffe is German for air force (the Geman words Luft - air and Waffe - weapon).
The modern Deutsche Luftwaffe is one of the three branches of the Bundeswehr, the German Federal Defense Force.
The creation of a post war Luftwaffe was the result of the heightened tensions of the Cold War.
www.conservapedia.com /Luftwaffe   (341 words)

  
 Luftwaffe 1946
Fitting within the broader scope of the Families of Altered Wars fictional timeline, Luftwaffe 1946 and Kamikaze 1946 describe WW II in the air from the view of pilots on all sides in the conflict.
What follows is just a brief overview of the circumstances that led to World War II continuing another year, giving the Luftwaffe and their counterparts in Japan a second chance.
Barely holding an advantage over the Luftwaffe as it was, the introduction of jet aircraft and new long range bombers on the Eastern Front returns air superiority to the Luftwaffe.
www.luftwaffe1946.com   (1237 words)

  
  Feldgrau :: Luftwaffe - The Airforce 1935-1945
The Luftwaffe consisted of air units that made up the majority of the German airforce, as well as Fallschrimjäger units, Luftwaffe Field Divisions, the elite Herman Göring ground formations, thousands of smaller anti-aircraft, engineer, communications and security units, and a fair number of Luftwaffe naval vessels and formations as well.
Ultimately the structure of the Luftwaffe was a grand relfection of its commander, Hermann Göring.
The Luftwaffe was offically disbanded in August of 1946 by the Allied Control Commission.
www.feldgrau.com /luft.html   (668 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Luftwaffe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Luftwaffe had the ideal opportunity to test its pilots, aircraft and tactics in the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, when the Condor Legion was sent to Spain in support of the anti-Republican government revolt led by Francisco Franco.
The Luftwaffe was central to the German Blitzkrieg doctrine, as the close air support provided by Stuka dive bombers and an overwhelming force of tactical fighters were key to several early successes.
No Luftwaffe aircraft were lost during the campaign, but the force's role proved to be controversial in Germany because of the strong pacifist sentiment still present in the population that is opposed to the use of force by Germany in international affairs.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Luftwaffe   (630 words)

  
  Luftwaffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Luftwaffe had the ideal opportunity to test its pilots, aircraft and tactics in the Spanish Civil War of 1936–1939, when the Condor Legion was sent to Spain in support of the anti-Republican government revolt led by Francisco Franco.
The Luftwaffe was central to the German Blitzkrieg doctrine, as the close air support provided by Stuka dive bombers and an overwhelming force of tactical fighters were key to several early successes.
No Luftwaffe aircraft were lost during the campaign, but the force's role proved to be controversial in Germany because of the strong pacifist sentiment still present in the population that is opposed to the use of force by Germany in international affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Luftwaffe   (3040 words)

  
 Luftwaffe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hermann Göring to re-instate the Luftwaffe, although the Treaty was still in force, Germany had been breaking it without sanction from Britain and France.
No strike sorties were flown and the role of the Luftwaffe was restricted to providing support, for example with suppression of enemy air defence (SEAD) sorties.
No Luftwaffe aircraft were lost during the campaign, but the force's role proved to be controversial in Germany because of the strong sentiment still present in the population that is opposed to the use of force by Germany in international affairs.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~eushrair/luftwaffe.htm   (707 words)

  
 Luftwaffe - Simple English Wikipedia
In fact, this was the name for the air force of Germany during the Third Reich when Adolf Hitler was in power and was also the name for the air force during the era of the Cold War when Germany was divided into two: East Germany and West Germany.
This meant that the Luftwaffe was the air force of West Germany between 1955 and 1990.
The Luftwaffe came mighty close to victory but by the fall of 1940 it became apparent that the RAF was far from vanquished and the invasion was called off.
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 Luftwaffe - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a result of this disbanding, the present-day Luftwaffe (which dates from 1955, in any case) is not the oldest independent air force in the world, since the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom is older, having been founded on 1 April 1918.
The Luftwaffe saw action on many fronts, including in North Africa in support of ground operations conducted by General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps, and in the offensives against Yugoslavia and Greece prior to the invasion of the USSR in June 1941.
Image:Model of Canadair CL-13 Sabre in Luftwaffe markings.jpg
voyager.in /Luftwaffe   (4624 words)

  
 Luftwaffe Encyclopedia Article @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He added: "The battle was an attempt by the Luftwaffe to gain air superiority over the channel and South London and their defeat was entirely due to the...
Since the 1970s, the Luftwaffe of West Germany and later the reunited Germany (as well as many other European air forces) has actively pursued the construction of European combat aircraft such as the Panavia Tornado and more recently the Eurofighter Typhoon, which has been intoduced in 2006.
This event was noted as significant in the British press with The Sun running the headline "Luftwaffe and the RAF into battle side by side"[2].
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Luftwaffe   (3037 words)

  
 Wort des Tages vom 02.08.2006: Luftwaffe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Die Luftwaffe bombardierte laut libanesischer Polizei Ziele in der Region des Bekaa-Tals und das Dorf Tair-Harfa südlich von Tyrus.
Die Luftwaffe greift den Flughafen von Beirut und einen südlichen Vorort der libanesischen Hauptstadt an, der als Hisbollah-Hochburg gilt.
Die israelische Luftwaffe griff in der Nacht Abschussrampen für Katjuscha-Raketen sowie ein Waffenlager und Zufahrtstraßen in der östlichen Bekaa-Ebene an, um Waffenlieferungen aus Syrien zu verhindern.
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de /wort-des-tages/2006/08/02/Luftwaffe.html   (804 words)

  
 Luftwaffe Lessons Learned and Applied
Luftwaffe doctrine presumed that the defense of the homeland would be the responsibility of the flak batteries.
Thus, the Luftwaffe's overriding theory was "to employ maximum forces at the decisive point of the battle." [28] The course of the battle would necessarily dictate changes in both strategy and tactics, but this was something the Luftwaffe was prepared to do.
Luftwaffe strategy for Weserübung (Exercise Weser), as the campaign against Norway and Denmark was code-named, was based on the same two principles that had dictated the course of action in Poland.
www.ihr.org /jhr/v07/v07p133_Oppenheimer.html   (15320 words)

  
 Wort des Tages vom 04.08.2006: Angriffe
Die israelische Luftwaffe hat in der Nacht zum Donnerstag ihre Angriffe auf die von der radikal-islamischen Hisbollah kontrollierten Vororte der libanesischen Hauptstadt wieder aufgenommen.
DIE NAHOSTKRISELuftangriffe auf Beirut wieder aufgenommenDie israelische Luftwaffe hat in der Nacht zum Donnerstag ihre Angriffe auf die von der radikal-islamischen Hisbollah kontrollierten Vororte der libanesischen Hauptstadt wieder aufgenommen.
Die israelische Luftwaffe flog auch Angriffe im Nordlibanon an der Grenze zu Syrien, zudem wurden Ziele in der Region um die Städte Tyrus und Saida sowie in der Bekaa-Ebene beschossen.
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de /wort-des-tages/2006/08/04/Angriffe.html   (922 words)

  
 Reviews of 'The Luftwaffe: Creating the Operational Air War, 1918-1940'
The text notes that an advantage of the Shadow Luftwaffe was the close and effective cooperation between those who developed doctrine for the aerial war, those who developed and built weapons and prototypes and finally the actual producers of the weaponry.
However, the core of the Luftwaffe's air defense doctrine remained an offensive air campaign in order that home defenses would not be put to the test.
The one area in which the Allies succeeded in inhibiting the Luftwaffe was in limiting the German civil aviation industry's engine development programs; when the Luftwaffe went public there were very few engines to choose from and these were less-advanced than Allied models.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/reviews/0700608362.html   (1160 words)

  
 Starfighter with Luftwaffe
The loss rate of Luftwaffe Starfighters was not all that extraordinary, since the Luftwaffe had suffered a 36 percent attrition rate with the Republic F-84F Thunderstreak, the Starfighter's immediate predecessor.
The reason given for training Luftwaffe pilots in the USA rather than in Germany was that the clear air and good flying weather in the American Southwest was much more conducive to pilot training than was the often lousy weather of Northern Europe.
Luftwaffe F-104G DA+102 (the third Lockheed-built Starfighter for the Luftwaffe, assigned to JBG 31) was modified for a series of zero-length launch (ZELL) tests in 1963 at Edwards AFB in California.
home.att.net /~jbaugher1/f104_17.html   (2884 words)

  
 Luftwaffe Commander for PC Review - PC Luftwaffe Commander Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Luftwaffe Commander is the latest installment in SSI's ongoing Digital Combat series, which includes Panzer Commander and the forthcoming Su-27 2.0.
Luftwaffe Commander takes on the World War II flight sim genre from a very specific angle: that of the German Luftwaffe throughout the entire eight-year course of the war.
Luftwaffe could have been a worthy, and even unique, addition to this set of sims.
www.gamespot.com /pc/sim/luftwaffecommander/review.html   (843 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Luftwaffe
The Luftwaffe (literally, "air weapon", pronounced "looft-vaaf-feh") is the air force of Germany.
The Luftwaffe had the ideal opportunity to test its pilots, aircraft and tactics in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 when the Condor Legion was sent to Spain in support of the anti-Republican government revolt led by Francisco Franco.
The Heinkel He 219 "Uhu" (Owl) was considered one of the best night-fighters in the Luftwaffe's inventory, yet, thankfully for the Allies, not enough of them were built to stem the tide of bombers, which became effective at using strips of aluminum foil called "Window" (more commonly, "chaff") to jam the radar screens.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Luftwaffe   (3318 words)

  
 Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe by Raymond F. Toliver, ISBN: 0816857903   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The authors seem to believe that every Luftwaffe experte was the perfect specimen of a man. In their efforts to romanticise these people, I believe they do the pilots and themselves an injustice.
The protagonists are presented in a very idealized manner, and there is very little recognition of the fact that they were fighting for one of the most detestable regimes in all of history.
Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe is slightly sycophantic at times, but nevertheless has stood for decades as the definitive and most thoroughly detailed guide to Germany's WWII fighter aces.
www.campusi.com /isbn_0816857903.htm   (803 words)

  
 The Broken Eagle: The Luftwaffe and History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the first three chapters, Cooper quickly surveys the prewar period and concludes that the Luftwaffe of 1939 was a tactical air force largely because of the technological and economic realities of the period.
Cooper notes with approval the Luftwaffe’s decisions to skip development of the first generation of heavy bombers in favor of an advanced bomber and the interim solution of dive-bombing.
Homze is the author of Arming the Luftwaffe (1976), Foreign Labor in Nazi Germany (1967), and coauthor of Germany: The Divided Nation (1970) and Willy Brandt (1974).
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1983/nov-dec/homze.html   (1853 words)

  
 Vienna council shifts Luftwaffe hero from plot of honour to pauper's grave | Austria | Europe | International News | ...
Vienna council shifts Luftwaffe hero from plot of honour to pauper's grave
The ashes of a daredevil Luftwaffe pilot who shot down more than 250 Allied planes in the Second World War are to be exhumed from a grave of honour in Vienna after the council stripped him of his status as a war hero.
The campaign to remove Major Walter Nowotny's remains from the city's Central Cemetery and move them to a pauper's plot has been led by the grandson of a British RAF pilot who was shot down over Belgium in 1940 and died of his injuries.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F07%2F13%2Fwpilot13.xml&sSheet=%2Fnews%2F2003%2F07%2F13%2Fixworld.html   (754 words)

  
 AbeBooks: Search Results - Brian Davis and Uniforms And Insignia Of The Luftwaffe
Paratroops and all other ancillary units and formations of the Luftwaffe are covered as is the development of the organizations that preceded the Luftwaffe and led to its constitution in 1935.
Uniforms and Insignia of the Luftwaffe, 1933-1940 (Vol.
Uniforms and Insignia of the Luftwaffe, 1940-1945 (Uniforms and Insignia of the Luftwaffe, Vol 2) (ISBN: 1854091077)
www.abebooks.co.uk /search/sortby/3/an/Brian+Davis+/tn/+Uniforms+And+Insignia+Of+The+Luftwaffe   (1504 words)

  
 Me 262 & Luftwaffe Related Links
Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6 This Luftwaffe Historical Group seeks to preserve the traditions of the German parachute arm and to display the uniforms weapons and equipment of the 1939-45 war.
Luftwaffe 1939-1945 A leading resource for serious historians in search of German Order of Battle info, Flugzeugbestand und Bewegungsmeldungen data, and peer research reports.
Oberkommando der Luftwaffe This aircrew reenactors group is a network of living historians who bring life to the study of the German combat aviator in WWII.
www.stormbirds.com /common/262links.htm   (1240 words)

  
 FLUG REVUE November 1997: Luftwaffe chief-off-staff on the future plans
The fall of the Berlin Wall brought a time of change to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) which, in its complexity and significance, can doubtlessly be compared to the beginning years of the German forces after the Second World War.
In spite of the recent years' decreasing resources, we were able to maintain the core capabilities of the Luftwaffe's defence tasks, both nationally and within the alliance, as well as, adapt to the accomplishment of an expanded task catalogue.
I am convinced that each Luftwaffe individual will continue to work with engagement and spirit in the "Team Luftwaffe" and make sure that this will continue to be the trade mark for the reliability and efficiency of the Luftwaffe.
www.flug-revue.rotor.com /FRheft/FRH9711/FR9711g.htm   (785 words)

  
 Zerstorer, Volume One: Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers and Destroyers 1936-1940 - Wal-Mart
The Luftwaffe Zerstorer units, equipped with the twin-engined Me 110, were first used to great effect in the escort and air superiority roles against the Polish Air Force in 1939.
Later these units took part in the occupation of Norway and Denmark, and during the Blitzkrieg against the west in 1940, when their numbers were expanded with the addition of new units.
Considered by G ring to be among the elite of the Luftwaffe, the Zerst rer were deployed in the Battle of Britain, in the Balkans, North Africa and in the East, where Zerst rergruppen accounted for significant numbers of Russian aircraft destroyed on the ground and in the air.
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