Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1

(part 1)

Aircraft of the Aces 53
  • Author: Greg VanWyngarden, Norman Franks
  • Illustrator: Harry Dempsey
  • Short code: ACE 53
  • Publication Date: 25 Mar 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841765334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War.

Biographical Note

Norman Franks is one of the worlds leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. Greg VanWyngarden had had a lifelong interest in World War 1 aviation, and has been particularly active in deciphering the colours and markings that decorated the various German fighters flown by the leading aces. Berkshire-based Harry Dempsey is a talented profile artist who specialises in fighter aircraft of World War 1. He has illustrated all of Osprey?s World War 1 Aircraft of the Aces titles to date.

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