Early German Aces of World War I

Early German Aces of World War I

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The Fokker Eindeckers were the world's first true fighter aircraft, and their use had an impact on Allied morale and tactics far beyond their actual success. The first German aces who flew these aircraft, particularly Immelmann and Boelcke, became household words in Germany and in Allied countries alike. This volume charts the history of the Early German Aces in World War I, from development of the Fokker Eindeker and its early successes in late 1915 and early 1916, to the decline of the Fokker's superiority and the resurgence of Allied fighter aviation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 7mm | 310g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 1841769975
  • 9781841769974
  • 538,288

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"This was a kick ass book." --Alex Ness, popthought.com "Color profiles and planform drawings will help immesnly with several new kits of the fascinating, pioneering Fokker Eindekers. Early Fokker and Halberstadt biplanes and captured Nieuports are also covered." --Aerospace Modeler (January 2009) "It is a superb look at the early years and development of fighter aircraft, ever-changing tactics and the men who flew them. A book that you'll find as thoroughly intriguing as did I and one I can recommend without reservation." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com "Fans of World War I German aces will be pleased with this history." --Fred Rick Boucher, AeroScale (October 2006) "Early German Aces of World War I chronicles the life and times of men and machines who were responsible for the supremacy which marked German aerial combat history in 1915-16...with characteristic thoroughness, as Osprey books provide... It is definitely a work that belongs in your World War I aviation library." --Jim McCloskey, Aerodrome
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About Greg VanWyngarden

Greg VanWyngarden had had a lifelong interest in World War 1 aviation, and has been particularly active in deciphering the colours and markings that decorated the various German fighters flown by the leading aces. This is his third book for Osprey. The author lives in St Charles, Iowa.
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