Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)

Paolo Varriale, Harry Dempsey


Austro-Hungarian produced a chain of negative fighter forms corresponding to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I through the early levels of the struggle, and it used to be now not till licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to achieve Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in might 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to lookup. in contrast to the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag airplane have been way more strong than German D IIs and D IIIs. additionally they displayed enhanced pace, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. The cautious cross-checking of Allied resources with Austrian and German documents shape the foundation for a close reconstruction of the dogfights fought by way of the major aces. it's going to additionally chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional info approximately their own history and their post-war lives within the countries born from the cave in of the Hapsburg Empire.

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