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In this companion volume to 'German and Austrian Aviation of World War 1', Hugh Cowin unearths some real gems from his photographic collection, and at the same time he details every aircraft type that saw action in WWI. As a reference title it is second to none; as a remarkable story of courage and technical innovation it makes a riveting narrative. British fighter ace Captain Albert Ball and the US's pilot/designer Chance M. Vought stand alongside lesser-known but equally fascinating characters such as the Russian Navy aviator Major Alexander de Seversky. By turns anecdotal and authoritative, Cowin provides a truly comprehensive account of the Allied aviation of World War 1.
Hugh Cowin has been collecting photographs of aircraft for the last 30 years, a fabulous resource that contributes to the quality and value of the books that he has authored. His previous publications include ‘Observer's Warships', ‘Junkers Early Metal Monoplanes 1915-19', ‘The Directory of Modern Naval Power' and ‘Military Helicopters'. He has produced hundreds of articles for journals such ‘Air Pictorial', particularly on prototypes, and was ‘Flight International''s avionics and systems contributing editor for five years. He has written several books for Osprey's Aviation Pioneers series.