A fascinating look at Nazi Germany's radical development of a manned missile to shoot down Allied bombers.
Robert Forsyth has studied the history and operations of the Luftwaffe for many years and met and interviewed numerous former members of JV 44 around the world, including Adolf Galland, Walter Krupinski, Klaus Neumann, Herbert Kaiser, and Franz Stigler during his research into the unit. He now works full time in publishing, and is the author of Luftwaffe Emergency Fighters (2017), Ju 52/3m Bomber and Transport Units 1936-41 (2017), Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Bomber (2016), and Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units (2015). He lives in East Sussex, UK.
"Rare photos and well-written text make this book a good value for the reader. Additionally, aviation artist Adam Tooby delivers excellent digital artwork, from his dramatic cover illustration to a dynamic two-page cutaway showing the Natter's internal systems. In all, this book is a good read and quality product at a more-than-reasonable price." - Air Classics Magazine". . . a remarkable book that should be popular with fans of rocket-planes, German experimental aircraft, and bizarre designs. Highly recommended." - The Kitmaker Network"Robert Forsyth provides a good introduction to the Bachem Ba 349 Natter with an easy to read style. I especially appreciated his use of first person accounts throughout the book as it puts the reader in the cockpit." - IPMS/USA