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Bag the Hun! | Air Ministry Manual (1943)

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A. P. 2580 A

AIR MINISTRY, London, 1943

‘Combat films prove that many combats against the Fw 190 are unsuccessful because of wrong estimation of opening range and wrong deflection. This booklet provides instruction and practice in these fundamentals ’

A rare original WW2 Air Ministry manual, published in November 1943. This is a guide to aerial gunnery for RAF and Allied air forces fighter pilots. It was specifically intended to help with attacks on the German Fw 190 fighter. With instructions, exercises, and numerous illustrations on aiming off, sighting, estimating range, angles of attack, and deflection shooting. There are many excellent diagrams showing exactly how you should identify and then shoot down an Fw 190. There would originally have been a celluloid aiming circle in a pocket at the rear, to be used in conjunction with the exercises in the book. The original aiming circle was missing, but has now been replaced with an exact-scale copy.


In good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with general signs of use, some wear around the edges, and some marks. The stitched binding is good and secure. The text and illustrations are in good condition with a few minor marks. The replacement sighting disc is in very good condition in the pocket at the rear.

Published: 1943
Illustrated card cover
Illustrated with line drawings and diagrams
Dimensions: 155mm x 180mm
Pages: 48