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Schlachtflieger!: Germany and the Origins of Air/Ground Support, 1916-1918
     

Schlachtflieger!: Germany and the Origins of Air/Ground Support, 1916-1918

by Rick Duiven, Dan-San Abbott
 

This book presents, in words and pictures, the history of the Schutzstaffeln from their formation as escort aircraft, to their being renamed Schlachstaffeln and their role as infantry support aircraft. Participating in all the major German offenses on the Western Front in 1918, and manned mainly by enlisted pilots and gunners, these units became the first true

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This book presents, in words and pictures, the history of the Schutzstaffeln from their formation as escort aircraft, to their being renamed Schlachstaffeln and their role as infantry support aircraft. Participating in all the major German offenses on the Western Front in 1918, and manned mainly by enlisted pilots and gunners, these units became the first true close air support squadrons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764324413
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,093,248
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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