Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1

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Description

Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War 1 through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.

Product details

Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472803870
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 108 b/w; 40 col
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 66
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Jon Guttman

Jon Guttman, a resident of Leesburg, Virginia, is…

Illustrator

Harry Dempsey

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