British and Empire Aces of World War I Paperback
Illustrated by Mark Rolfe
Part of the Osprey Aircraft of the Aces S. series
At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role.
With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament.
It was not until 1917 that the British developed a truly effective interrupter gear, which paved the way for excellent single seaters such as the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF S.E.5., later joined by the Bristol F.2B - the war's best two-seat fighter.
This volume traces the rapid development of the fighter in World War I and the amazing exploits of the British and Empire aces who flew them.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 40 colour & 100 b&w illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 28/11/2001
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9781841763774