British and Empire Aces of World War 1

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British and Empire Aces of World War 1

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At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament. It was not until 1917 that the British developed a truly effective interrupter gear, which paved the way for excellent single seaters such as the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF S.E.5., later joined by the Bristol F.2B - the war's best two-seat fighter. This volume traces the rapid development of the fighter in World War I and the amazing exploits of the British and Empire aces who flew them.

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Early days and the RFC/The Squadrons and their markings/The Royal Naval Air Service/The birth of the RAF

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Published Dec 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763774
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 101 b/w; 37 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 45
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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