Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 088: Pusher Aces of World War 1

Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 088: Pusher Aces of World War 1
Each book focuses on the fighter pilots who became aces flying a particular aircraft in a particular war or theatre of war, with first hand accounts from the aces themselves. Aircraft profiles, unit listings and scale plans support the text. Books in Osprey"s Aircraft of the Aces series cover the full spectrum of manned military flight. From the earliest aces of World War I, through every theatre of World War II and right up to the war in Korea, they provide full biographies of history"s greatest fighter pilots. Featuring at least 40 specially commissioned aircraft profile drawings per book, and illustrated with contemporary black and white pictures throughout, books in the Aircraft of the Aces series make a valuable reference resource for military model makers, remote control model makers and aviation history enthusiasts.

Pusher fighters, designed with the engine at the rear and the machine gun at the front, may have looked ungainly, yet they were able to hold their own remarkably well against their German counterparts. This is the story of the unusual pusher and its many aces, including Lanoe Hawker VC, who formed and led Britain"s first fighter squadron before dying in a ten-minute duel with Manfred von Richtofen, American "cowboy" ace Frederick Libby, third-ranking French ace Charles Nungesser and the aggressive Belgian ace Fernand Jacquet. Packed with colourful artwork of a variety of pusher designs, paint schemes, and camouflage from many different nationalities, this book guides you through the twists and turns of this bizarre yet surprisingly successful fighter during World War 1.

Chapter 1: A Simple Solution
Chapter 2: More Dangerous Than They Looked
Chapter 3: Britain"s First Fighters Chapter 4: The Fighing "Fees"
Appendices: Aces, Squadrons and bases

Author: Guttman, Jon / Dempsey, Harry (Illustrator)
Pages: 96
Language: English
Edition: 1
Year of publication: 2009
Dimensions: 25 x 18,5 cm
Binding: paperback
Weight: 0.31 kg

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