Sopwith Camel vs Fokker Dr I cover
Quantity
In stock
£10.49 RRP £14.99 Website price saving £4.50 (30%)

This product is usually dispatched within 10-14 days

Description

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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published 05 Mar 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846032936
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 7
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Jon Guttman

Jon Guttman, a resident of Leesburg, Virginia, is…

Illustrator

Harry Dempsey

Illustrator

Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

Illustrator

Mark Postlethwaite

Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Cambrai 1917 cover
£11.19 RRP £15.99

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases

Free UK delivery for orders £30 and over