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Aircraft of World War I 1914–1918: The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide

Jack Herris

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings,Aircraft of World War I: The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914–18. Arranged chronologically by theatre of war and campaign,... Read moreRead less

Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings,Aircraft of World War I: The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914–18. Arranged chronologically by theatre 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 colour profiles of every major type of combat aircraft from the era, Aircraft of World War I 1914–1918 is an essential reference guide for modellers, military historians and aircraft enthusiasts.

Essential ID Guide series

Format: 240 x 189mm hb
Extent: 192pp
Word count: 50,000
Illustrations: 200 photos and artworks
ISBN: 9781906626655

Jack Herris

Jack Herris is a former US Navy aviator with a degree in aeronautical engineering. A noted aviation historian specialising in World War I aircraft. He contributes regularly to Over the Front, the journal of the League of World War I Aviation Historians, as well as other publications. He is the author of several books including Pfalz Aircraft WWI and SPAD Two-Seaters of WWI.

It is interesting to see the amazing progress of aircraft design in eight years from the flimsy Bleriot to the fast, well armed fighting aircraft at the end of the book… look out for the amazing colour schemes.

Model Aviation

Happily, the new volume in The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide series draws on the latest research to cover various World War I airplanes and airships in full colour… Herris and Pearson have created a worthy successor to the Harleyford volumes. It is highly recommended…

…provides more than 250 exceptionally well printed and detailed color views that capture the spirit of the aircraft far better than the usual line drawings. Military modelers and aviation buffs alike will benefit from Pearson’s attention to unit and other markings….

Over the Front magazine

…a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War

Model Retailer

…a lavishly illustrated guide which covers just about everything essential about World War I aircraft from the familiar to the obscure

Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association

ISBN: 9781906626655 hb

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