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AIRCRAFT OF THE ACES No 45 BRITISH AND EMPIRE ACES OF WWI


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At the outset of the First World War the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament. It was not until 1917 that the British developed a truly effective interrupter gear, which paved the way for excellent single seaters such as the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF SE.5., later joined by the Bristol F2B - the war's best two-seat fighter. This volume traces the rapid development of the fighter in the First World War and the amazing exploits
Contents: Early days and the Royal Flying Corps * The Squadrons and their markings * The Royal Naval Air Service * The birth of the Royal Air Force * Includes exclusive interviews with surviving veterans, as well as up to forty specially commissioned artworks, unit listings, scale plans and photographs.
  • AUTHOR: Shores/Rolfe
  • FORMAT: 96pp 100 Bw 40 col 248x184 Pb
  • Code: 14454

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