“Man Portable Air Defense System: Fliegerfaust” Book Now Available

    "Man Portable Air Defense System : Fliegerfaust" Book Now Available

    Those of you who keep close tabs here on TFB will know that in the past we’ve covered some of Jonathan Wilds’s books and projects. In fact, recently fellow writers Nick C and Lucas D had the opportunity to help Jonathan test out the subject of his latest book – the Fligerfaust. Although it has been a long and complex project, Jonathan is finally proud to announce the release of his book “Man Portable Air Defense System: Fliegerfaust” which covers in detail the history, development, and operating mechanisms of the obscure WWII-era man-portable air defense system – a first of its kind. Jonathan’s new book is available now through his website of through his dedicated Amazon page where you can also pick up his previous book “Expedient Recoilless Launcher: Panzerfaust“.

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    "Man Portable Air Defense System : Fliegerfaust" Book Now Available

    “Man Portable Air Defense System: Fliegerfaust” Book Now Available

    In the dying days of World War 2 on the European Continent, out of pure desperation to save the German Regime, German scientists would create some bizarre and revolutionary weapons that some would evolve into mainstay weapons in most modern militaries today. Although at the time their effectiveness varied depending on when they were deployed and in how many numbers, the forward-thinking of these designs were years ahead of their time. One is known as the Fliegerfaust or Luftfaust, translating to “Pilot Fist” and “Air Fist”. This weapon system would be the first-ever purpose-built Man-Portable Air Defense System or commonly called MANPADS. It would launch nine 20mm High Explosive Rockets at Low flying Allied Aircraft in the last days of the War. This book sets out to dive into its known history, other similar weapon systems and resurrects this design by showing how the author manufactured their functional replica with launchable rockets. With no surviving footage or photos of these launchers firing, the Author hopes to give an insight into what these weapons were capable of and how they may have looked in combat.

    "Man Portable Air Defense System : Fliegerfaust" Book Now Available

    If Jonathan’s previous book is anything to go by, then this new book will be just as good if not better. Jonathan has spent countless hours of research attempting to unravel the mysteries and methods by which the Fliegerfaust operates and if you’re interested in hearing more about the struggles and obstacles he’s had to overcome during the project, you should check out his exclusive interview with TFB over on the TFB B-Side Podcast. Jonathan’s new book is currently sold online on Amazon for a price of $25.60 and contains lots of high-quality diagrams and photos for you to gawk at.

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