Pfalz Scout Aces of World War 1

Pfalz Scout Aces of World War 1

Aircraft of the Aces 71
  • Author: Greg VanWyngarden
  • Illustrator: Harry Dempsey
  • Short code: ACE 71
  • Publication Date: 5 Jul 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841769981
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

The Pfalz Flugzeug Werke, located at Speyer am Rhein in Bavaria, was the third in the great triumvirate (along with Fokker and Albatros) of German fighter manufacturers in the Great War. When World War I broke out in 1914, Pfalz initially produced copies of the Morane-Saulnier parasol monoplanes for the German air service. With the advent of the famed Fokker Eindeckers with their synchronized machine guns, Pfalz entered the fighter market with the Pfalz E.I and its successors, all monoplanes which were similarly armed. Though never as as numerous as the Albatros or Fokker designs, the D III/IIIa was flown in combat by many well-known aces: Werner Voss, Carl Degelow, Erich Löwenhardt, and the balloon buster Fritz von Röth, among others. This book examines the little-known aircraft flown by these incredible men.

Biographical Note

Greg VanWyngarden has had a lifelong interest in World War 1 aviation and has been particularly active in gathering information on the colours and markings that decorated the various German fighters. His previous titles for Osprey include Aircraft of the Aces 53 and 63: ‘Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1' parts 1 and 2 and Aviation Elite Units 16: ‘"Richthofen's Circus”'. He currently lives in Iowa. 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.

Contents

Introduction
The Pfalz Monoplanes
The Pfalz D III Enters Service
A Home-Grown Fighter for the Bavaria
The Workhorse
The Pfalz D VIII and D XII

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