Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1

Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1 cover

Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War 1

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This book focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War 1, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement, which provided the pilot with the best possible tactical view forward for seeking out his enemy. Used extensively on the Western Front, the Dolphin proved very effective in combat, with a substantial number of British aces scoring kills with the fighter. The Snipe was built as the successor of the highly successful Camel, and entered service with the fledgling Royal Air Force in the summer of 1918. Although seeing just a few months of action before the Armistice, the Snipe nevertheless proved its superiority over virtually all other fighters.

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Published 12 May 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841763170
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 109 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Aircraft of the Aces
Short code ACE 48
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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