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Title:
Albatros aces of World War 1
Author:
Franks, Norman L. R. (Norman Leslie Robert), 1940-
Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781855329607
Format :
Book

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Central Library UG1245.G4 F73 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

The Albatros family of fighters were amongst the most effective aircraft employed by the Idlfieg (Imperial German Air Service) for much of World War 1, with the D.III and D.Va being flown by most of the 363 pilots who qualified as aces at some point in their often brief careers. The Albatros was the scourge of the RFC on the Western Front in 1916-17, with pilots of the calibre of von Richthofen, Boelke and Schleich cutting swathes through their opponents. Well over 4000 Albatros scoutswere built between 1916 and 1918, and they were also extensively used by the Austro-Hungarians against Russian, Italian and British aircraft until war's end.


Author Notes

Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. He is currently working on a long list of volumes on Great War aces for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series.


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