Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

Western Front 1916

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Nieuport 11/16 Bébé vs Fokker Eindecker

Western Front 1916

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The appearance in July 1915 of the Fokker E I heralded a reign of terror over the Western Front that the Allies called the 'Fokker Scourge'. The French Nieuport 11 was one type desperately thrown into action to counter the Fokkers. The swirling dogfights between this fighter – and its more powerful but more unwieldy stablemate, the Nieuport 16 – and a succession of improved Fokkers, the E II, E III and E IV, came to symbolise air combat in World War I. This book gives a detailed look at the developmental history of the fighters, contrasting the interrupter gear-equipped Fokker with the more improvised solution incorporated in the Nieuport – a machine gun fitted to the upper wing to avoid the propeller entirely. The Germans went on to abandon the monoplane in favour of a new and deadly generation of biplane fighters, based on the lessons learned from these vicious engagements and influenced by the success of the French Nieuport.

Table of Contents

Introduction/ Chronology/ Design and Development/ Technical Specifications/ The Strategic Situation/ The Combatants /Combat/ Statistics and Analysis/ Aftermath/ Bibliography/ Index

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Published 20 Apr 2014
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781782003533
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 23 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 59
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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