Pusher Aces of World War 1

Pusher Aces of World War 1

Aircraft of the Aces 88
  • Author: Jon Guttman
  • Illustrator: Harry Dempsey
  • Short code: ACE 88
  • Publication Date: 10 Jul 2009
  • ISBN: 9781846034176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Pusher fighters, designed with the engine at the rear and the machine gun at the front, may have looked ungainly, yet they were able to hold their own remarkably well against their German counterparts. This is the story of the unusual pusher and its many aces, including Lanoe Hawker VC, who formed and led Britain's first fighter squadron before dying in a ten-minute duel with Manfred von Richtofen, American 'cowboy' ace Frederick Libby, third-ranking French ace Charles Nungesser and the aggressive Belgian ace Fernand Jacquet. Packed with colourful artwork of a variety of pusher designs, paint schemes, and camouflage from many different nationalities, this book guides you through the twists and turns of this bizarre yet surprisingly successful fighter during World War 1.

Biographical Note

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Jon is a specialist in World War I aviation. 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

Chapter 1: A Simple Solution
Chapter 2: More Dangerous Than They Looked
Chapter 3: Britain's First Fighters
Chapter 4: The Fighing ‘Fees'
Appendices: Aces, Squadrons and bases


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