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DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 by  James Miller - Paperback - 2012 - from Viceroy Books (SKU: 006530)

DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916

DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 by  James Miller - Paperback - 2012 - from Viceroy Books (SKU: 006530)
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DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916

by Miller, James

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1849087040
ISBN 13
9781849087049
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Osprey Pub Co, 2012. New book, 80 pages, DUE42. The advent and deployment of the Royal Flying Corps' Airco DH 2 in 1916 effectively eliminated the 'scourge' of aerial dominance enjoyed by the Fokker Eindecker monoplanes. Spearheaded by No 24 Sqn and led by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 - with its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronised machine gun - had wrested air superiority from the Germans by the spring and then maintained it through the Battle of the Somme that summer. However, by autumn German reorganisation had seen the birth of the Jagdstaffel and arrival of the new Albatros D II, a sleek inline-engined machine built for speed and twin-gun firepower. Thus, for the remainder of the year an epic struggle for aerial superiority raged above the horrors of the Somme battlefields, pitting the manoeuvrable yet under-gunned DH 2s - which were also plagued by sundry engine malfunctions - against the less nimble yet better armed and faster Albatros D IIs. In the end the Germans would regain air superiority, three squadron commanders - two of whom were considered pinnacles of their respective air forces - would lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) would triumph in a legendary dogfight and attain unimagined heights fighting with tactics learned from a fallen mentor. . Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Laurier, Jim. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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James F. Miller is a married father of two who lives in Naples, Florida. A commercial pilot and lifelong student of all aspects of aviation, his current research focuses on the middle years of World War I.

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Viceroy Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
006530
Title
DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916
Author
Miller, James
Illustrator
Laurier, Jim
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
New As New
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1849087040
ISBN 13
9781849087049
Publisher
Osprey Pub Co
Place of Publication
Oxford Ox2 0ph United Kingdom
Date published
2012
Keywords
DH 2 ALBATROS D 1 D 11 WW1 AIRCRAFT
Bookseller catalogs
WW1 Aircraft;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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