Aircraft of World War I

Aircraft of World War I Author Jack Herris
ISBN-10 1906626669
Year 2010
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914-18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all the fronts, including the Eastern and Italian Fronts. Each campaign includes a compact history of the role and impact of aircraft on the course of the conflict, as well as orders of battle, lists of commanders and campaign aces such as Manfred von Richtofen, Eddie Rickenbacker, Albert Ball and many more.Every type of aircraft is featured, including the numerous variations and types of well-known models, such as the Fokker Dr.I, the Sopwith Camel and the SPAD SVII, through to lesser-known aircraft, such as the Rumpler C.1, and the Amstrong Whitworth FK8. Each aircraft profile is accompanied by exhaustive specifications, as well as details of individual and unit markings. Packed with more than 200 color profiles of every major type of combat aircraft from the era, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is an essential reference guide for modelers, military historians and aircraft enthusiasts.

Eyes All Over the Sky

Eyes All Over the Sky Author James Streckfuss
ISBN-10 9781612003689
Year 2016-05-19
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Casemate
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After the first successful flight by the Wilbur brothers in 1903, the age of aviation was born, and by 1910 army commanders in the United States and Europe began ordering aircraft and experimenting with them. But at the outbreak of World War I in 1914, no-one could yet possibly know how significant a role they would play in the fighting. Aerial reconnaissance, observation and photography impacted the fighting in many ways, but little has been written about it. Balloons and airplanes regulated artillery fire, infantry liaison aircraft followed attacking troops and the retreats of defenders, aerial photographers aided operational planners and provided the data for perpetually updated maps, and naval airplanes, airships, and balloons acted as aerial sentinels in a complex anti-submarine warfare organization. Reconnaissance crews at the Battles of the Marne and Tannenberg averted disaster. The story told here involves the early American Lafayette Escadrille pilots who were looking for heroic deeds and romantic adventure in aerial combat, as well as the German, British and French aces of popular imagination. But the real value of military aviation lay elsewhere; balloonists, unsung heroes, were an essential part of the observation chain, and forever altered the nature of artillery operations. Observation spotters from planes further enhanced the benefit of being able to extend the target range well out of the line of sight and direct artillery fire, though communicating information was far from easy and systems from weighted message bags through light flashes, smoke signals and wireless messages were tried and honed. Eyes All Over the Sky fully explores all the aspects of aerial reconnaissance, and its previously under-appreciated significance. Also included are the individual experiences of British, American and German airmen; true pioneers of aviation warfare.

Russian Aviation Colours 1909 1922

Russian Aviation Colours 1909 1922 Author Marat Khairulin
ISBN-10 8363678481
Year 2015-03-19
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher MMP
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This book describes the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian military aviation from the early origins of domestic military aviation up to the Russian exit from WW1.The authors have managed to collect, and in some cases partially reconstruct, the majority of emblems and signs used in Russia during this period by military aviation units.The book catalogues the differences aviation motifs from the beginning of the formation of Russian military aviation. The collected material is presented in a clear and attractive form - color plates, reconstructed logos, and original photographs from public and private archives.This book is intended for a wide audience and at the same time will be a great help to researchers and historians seriously engaged in the history of Russian military aviation.This profusely illustrated book covers all the aircraft used, with brief details of their service use and comprehensive details of the colors and markings they carried. Besides the many photos, full color profiles illustrate the markings applied. Detailed color notes and precise descriptions and illustration of national markings over the period complete a book that will be invaluable to aircraft enthusiasts, historians and modelers. REVIEWS MMP illumines the riveting history of early Imperial Russian military aircraft markings in Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922 - the first of four planned volumes...Literally every page proved enlightening. A.V. Kazakov's color plates are superb. And many of the previously unpublished photos come from private archives...Rabidly recommendedCybermodeler

Bloody Paralyser

Bloody Paralyser Author Rob Langham
ISBN-10 1781550808
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher
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This book tells the story of the largest British bomber of World War 1 and the men who flew them.

Nile River Gunboats 1882 1918

Nile River Gunboats 1882   1918 Author Angus Konstam
ISBN-10 9781472814784
Year 2016-10-20
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan. After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and the Sudan, and played a key role in safeguarding British interests around the headwaters of the Nile – a region hotly contested by several European powers. Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this comprehensive volume offers a detailed analysis of the Nile river gunboats' entire career, from policing British colonial interests along the great river to defending Egypt against the Ottoman Turks in World War I.

Mother of Eagles

Mother of Eagles Author Suzanne Hayes Fischer
ISBN-10 076431307X
Year 2001
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Schiffer Pub Limited
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Baroness Kunigunde von Richthofen originally published Mein Kriegstagebuch (My War Diary) in 1937, at a time when tales of heroes of the First World War inspired the youth of a country being prepared for a second war. Mother of Eagles is the culmination of the translation of the war diary, along with numerous facts and information not included in the original work. Follow the youth and wartime exploits of Manfred and Lothar, the leading German aces of World War I, through the eyes of their mother and a nation. Letters to the Barronness from each of her sons intially depict the wartime conditions on the ground, and then evolve into vivid details about the exhiliration of the hunt in the air for ever increasing numbers of enemy planes. This book will not only appeal to those interested in the Red Baron and his ace brother, Lothar, but to anyone who is interested in reading of the civilian life in Germany during the Great War.

Pfalz Aircraft of World War I

Pfalz Aircraft of World War I Author Jack Herris
ISBN-10 1891268155
Year 2001-03-01
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Flying Machines Press
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This book details every Pfalz design, from the eraly two seaters and prototypes through the classic D.III, D.VIII and D.XIII fighters that saw combat on the Western Front. It features more than 320 never-published photos, many of operational aircraft and their markings, plus a lavish, 18-page color section highlighting 62 aircraft, many of which have never been portrayed in color, and excellent five-view scale drawings of 15 Pfalz designs to standard modelers' scales of 1/48 and 1/72.