Early German Aces of World War 1

Early German Aces of World War 1

Greg Vanwyngarden


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Author: Greg VanWyngarden
Illustrator: Harry Dempsey
About this book
The Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) begun the genuine age of fighter aviation. With the advance of its progressive synchronised desktop gun procedure, the Eindecker prompted consternation within the ranks of Allied airmen as its pilots started to gain a grim harvest of sufferers in 1915. The exploits of aces like Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelke turned mythical on each side of front, and so they obtained the adulation of the German public, in addition to such honours because the first awards of the Orden Pour le Mérite (the 'Blue Max') to airmen. those males created the strategies and rules of German fighter aviation as they did so. by way of the ultimate months of 1916, the monoplanes were changed by means of the following new release of biplane combatants from Fokker and Halberstadt flying jointly in new fighter formations – the Jagdstaffeln. This publication charts the successes of the 'lone hunters' of 1915 till their eventual replacement.
Contents
Introduction
Chapter 1:The improvement of the Flying Gun
Chapter 2:The ‘Fokker Scourge’
Chapter three: Turning aspect over the Somme
Chapter four: The delivery of the Jagdstaffeln
Chapter five: Forgotten Fronts
Paperback; October 2006; ninety six pages; ISBN: 9781841769974

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