French Text only. Printed on high quality paper, this lavishly illustrated 2nd Edition provides an unusual aeronautical history partly linked to the village of Cravant and its quarries located south of Auxerre. It describes the production of the NC900s in the Cravant underground factory and their operational use against a background of political and ideological struggles, as well as the history of the units that employed them in the confused post-war years. Like the famous Normandy-Niemen regiment where these cockade “Focke hunters” rubbed shoulders with the Yak-3 during a period of disappointment, between the triumphant return from the USSR and the transfer to North Africa at the end of the 1940s. The book is based on period reports and archival documents, as well as on the numerous testimonies collected and cross-checked during twenty years of research and sometimes surprising encounters. 480 illustrated pages of more than 870 photos (including a complete photoscope of the last surviving NC900 for model makers!), as well as forty plans, not to mention the 26 colour profiles.
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