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Naval Aces of World War 1
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Osprey Pub Co
Publication date July 19, 2011
Pages 96
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781849083454
ISBN-10 1849083452
Dimensions 0.50 by 7.25 by 9.75 in.
Weight 0.68 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $22.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Though understandably overshadowed by their army colleagues, naval aviators played a significant role in World War 1, including some noteworthy contributions of fighter aviation. At a time when the Royal Flying Corps was struggling to match the 'Fokker Scourge' of 1915-16, the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was first to use Sopwith's excellent line of scouts, such as the Pup, Triplane and Camel. Some RNAS pilots such as Raymond Collishaw, Robert A Little and Roderick Stanley Dallas rated among the most successful in the British Commonwealth. Their ranks also included David Ingalls, the only US Navy pilot to 'make ace' with eight victories in Camels while with No 213 Sqn RAF. The Germans, too, formed Marine Feld Jagdstaffeln to defend the northern coast of Flanders, and also produced a number of aces, led by Gotthard Sachsenberg and Theo Osterkamp. Besides these land fighters, the Germans produced at least two floatplane aces. Unique to World War 1 was the use of flying boats as fighters in combat, pioneered by Russians like Aleksandr de Seversky and Austria's Gottfried Banfield. The best flying boat fighter, however, was Italy's Macchi M.5, which produced two or three aces, and was also the mount of Charles H Hammann, the first American to earn the Medal of Honor in aerial combat.

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Book cover for 9781849083454 Book cover for 9781849086646
 
from Osprey Pub Co (May 22, 2012)
9781849086646 | details & prices | 96 pages | 8.50 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Part 2 of Naval Aces looks at the many flying Naval heroes who flew alongside or against those of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS).
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from Osprey Pub Co (July 19, 2011)
9781849083454 | details & prices | 96 pages | 7.25 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.68 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Though understandably overshadowed by their army colleagues, naval aviators played a significant role in World War 1, including some noteworthy contributions of fighter aviation.

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