Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (BOK)

Paolo Varriale

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Austro-Hungarian industry produced a series of poor fighter types such as the Phonix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I during the early stages of the war, and it was not until licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III began to reach Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in May 1917 that the fortunes of pilots began to look up. Unlike the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag aircraft were far more robust than German D IIs and D IIIs. They also displayed superior speed, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely safer flight characteristics. The careful cross-checking of Allied sources with Austrian and German records form the basis for a detailed reconstruction of the dogfights fought by the leading aces. It will also chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional information about their personal background and their post-war lives in the nations born from the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Paolo Varriale
Forlag
Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN 9781849087476
Antall sider 96 Dimensjoner 18,4cm x 24,8cm x 0,7cm
Vekt 314 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Illustratør Harry Dempsey Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, First World War, Air forces & warfare