Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914-18

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Insights into the daily lives of history's fighting men and women, past and present, detailing their motivation, training, tactics, weaponry and experiences.

The concept of flying machines having a significant role in warfare was at first deemed laughable by the Admiralty of the Royal Navy, but by the end of World War I armed aeroplanes were vital for defending against the Zeppelin menace, conducting reconnaissance missions and for ensuring air superiority over the Western ...

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Overview

Insights into the daily lives of history's fighting men and women, past and present, detailing their motivation, training, tactics, weaponry and experiences.

The concept of flying machines having a significant role in warfare was at first deemed laughable by the Admiralty of the Royal Navy, but by the end of World War I armed aeroplanes were vital for defending against the Zeppelin menace, conducting reconnaissance missions and for ensuring air superiority over the Western Front. The Royal Naval Air Service also pioneered the first take-offs and landings from ships under way, foreshadowing the huge role aviation would assume in future naval operations. In this book, Mark Barber examines the lives and experiences of the pioneering officers who piloted these early flying machines, focusing on the thrills and perils of being among the first men to experience this entirely new form of warfare.

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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: 9781846039492
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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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