British and Empire Aces of World War 1

British and Empire Aces of World War 1

by Christopher Shores, Mark Rolfe
     
 

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At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament. It was not until 1917 that the…  See more details below

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At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament. It was not until 1917 that the British developed a truly effective interrupter gear, which paved the way for excellent single seaters such as the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF S.E.5., later joined by the Bristol F.2B - the war's best two-seat fighter. This volume traces the rapid development of the fighter in World War I and the amazing exploits of the British and Empire aces who flew them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782006770
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Aircraft of the Aces , #45
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
582,997
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Shores is a well known author of authoritative aviation books, a specialist on aces and tactics.

Mark Rolfe is an extremely talented profile artist. He has worked on a number of titles in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces and Combat Aircraft series.

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