Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18 [NOOK Book]

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Osprey's survey of the Royal Naval Air Service pilot during World War I (1914-1918). In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the RNAS protected Britain from the deadly and terrifying Zeppelin menace. In 1915 the RNAS sent aircraft to support the operations in the Dardanelles, and also gave increasing support to the Royal Flying Corps units engaged on the ...
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Overview

Osprey's survey of the Royal Naval Air Service pilot during World War I (1914-1918). In 1914 the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was subsumed into the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). With the bulk of the Royal Flying Corps engaged in France, the aircraft and seaplane pilots of the RNAS protected Britain from the deadly and terrifying Zeppelin menace. In 1915 the RNAS sent aircraft to support the operations in the Dardanelles, and also gave increasing support to the Royal Flying Corps units engaged on the Western Front, conducting reconnaissance, intelligence gathering and artillery spotting, bombing raids, and aerial combat with German pilots. This book explores all of these fascinating areas, and charts the pioneering role of the RNAS in military aviation.
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"Whether you are a historian or modeler, Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18 offers good information of interest for anyone. I recommend this book." -Frederick Boucher, Model Shipwrights
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780965406
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: Warrior
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,194,585
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Lieutenant Mark Barber RN is a pilot based at RNAS Culdrose. His dissertation on the Fleet Air Arm in the Mediterranean in World War II was named as the best in year at the Royal Navy Academy, Dartmouth. He was named Best Aircrew Officer upon graduation of his class. His unlimited access to Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm museum records and photos, has resulted in a book that is a worthy addition to the annals of British naval aviation.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Origins of Naval Aviation in Britain 4

Chronology 8

Recruitment and Training 9

Equipment: Flying Clothing and Uniform 18

Aircraft of The Fleet 26

Avro 504

De Havilland 4

Short Type 184

Felixstowe F.2A

Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Nieuport Scouts

Sopwith Pup

Sopwith Triplane

Sopwith Camel

On Campaign: Conditions in Theatre 37

Belief and Belonging 42

Experience of Battle 46

Museums 60

Select Bibliography 63

Index 64

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