Lionel Persyn

Lionel Persyn is one of the new generation of researchers and writers on French military aviation of World War 2. He has already written widely about French aces for several respected French language magazines. He has also recently collaborated on an in depth study of the Curtis Hawk 75 in French service, a type on which he is regarded as an expert. Kari Stenman is the world’s leading authority on the Finnish Air Force during World War 2, and has written or co-authored many books on the units and aircraft of this most interesting service. He has previously co-authored volumes for Osprey on Finnish Aces in the renowned Aircraft of the Aces series and on their leading fighter unit LeLv 24 for the Aviation Elite series. Andrew Thomas is one of Britain’s leading RAF researchers having published numerous articles and books on the subject as well as readily assisting other authors. Having joined the RAF to fly straight from school he has maintained his enthusiastic interest in the history and development of his Service throughout his career. He has previously written seven titles in the renowned Osprey Aircraft of the Aces Series.

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