Dog-Fight: Aerial Tactics of the Aces of World War I
  • Dog-Fight: Aerial Tactics of the Aces of World War I
  • Dog-Fight: Aerial Tactics of the Aces of World War I

Dog-Fight: Aerial Tactics of the Aces of World War I

by Norman Franks
     
 

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The history of WWI aviation is a rich and varied story marked by the evolution of aircraft from slow-moving, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into quick, agile, sturdy fighter craft. At the same time there emerged a new kind of "soldier," the fighter pilots whose individual cunning and bravery became crucial in the fight for control of the air. Based on the

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The history of WWI aviation is a rich and varied story marked by the evolution of aircraft from slow-moving, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into quick, agile, sturdy fighter craft. At the same time there emerged a new kind of "soldier," the fighter pilots whose individual cunning and bravery became crucial in the fight for control of the air. Based on the author's personal correspondence with a number of WWI fighter pilots and aces, and drawing on published contemporary memoirs, this is an authoritative and lively history that serves as a captivating tribute to the brave pilots of both sides.

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ISBN-13:
9781853675515
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
First
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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