Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1

Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1

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Austro-Hungarian industry produced a series of poor fighter types such as the PhApnix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I during the early stages of the war, and it was not until licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III began to reach Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in May 1917 that the fortunes of pilots began to look up. Unlike the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag aircraft were far more robust than German D IIs and D IIIs. They also displayed superior speed, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely safer flight characteristics. The careful cross-checking of Allied sources with Austrian and German records form the basis for a detailed reconstruction of the dogfights fought by the leading aces. It also charts the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional information about their personal background and their post-war lives in the nations born from the collapse of the Hapsburg Empire.Front Cover With the engine in his flying boat (Macchi L.3 4842) having boiled over after its radiator was holed by machine gun fire, ... alight near the northern Italian coastal town of Porto Baseleghe in order to seek the protection of naval pontoons moored in the area. ... A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN: 978 1 84908 747 6 PDF e-book ISBN: 978 1 84908 748 ... In return, we ask you that you use it for personal, non-commercial purposes only.

Title:Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1
Author: Paolo Varriale, Harry Dempsey
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2012-12-20

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