Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I

Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I

Western Front 1917–18

Duel 7
  • Author: Jon Guttman
  • Illustrator: Harry Dempsey, Jim Laurier
  • Short code: DUE 7
  • Publication Date: 5 Mar 2008
  • ISBN: 9781846032936
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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About this Product

Amid the continuous struggle for aerial superiority during World War I, two aircraft types were at the forefront. Both rotary engined fighters, the Sopwith Camel and the Fokker Dr I triplane were relatively slow for their time, but were regarded as the most manoeuvrable machines produced during the conflict, and the classic pair for a tight, evenly matched dogfight at close quarters. In this book Jon Guttman examines the fascinating story of the design and development of these deadly foes. First-hand accounts and innovative cockpit-view artwork give a thrilling insight into the pilots' experiences during the world's first aerial duels and helps explain their successes and failures.

Biographical Note

A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written eleven titles in the past including the popular Balloon Busting Aces of World War I in Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series. Harry Dempsey has been passionate about World War I aviation for over 30 years, having produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974-78, and since he graduated with honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

Contents

The Strategic Setting: a need for new fighters Chronology of development, combat use Design and development Strategic situation: Flanders in the Summer of 1917 Technical Specifications The Combatants: RNAS, RFC, RAF, Luftstreitskräfte Combat Statistics and analysis Aftermatch: swift eclipse, swift immortality

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