Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1

Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1

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Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1 by Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey

Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War 1 through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472803870
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/20/2013
Series: Aircraft of the Aces , #66
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War I aviation, he has written six titles in the past; this is his first volume for Osprey.

Berkshire-based Harry Dempsey is a talented profile artist who specialises in fighter aircraft of World War I. He has illustrated all of Osprey's World War I Aircraft of the Aces titles to date.

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