Dog Fight

Aerial Tactics of the Aces of the First World War

Norman Franks

The history of aviation during the First World War is a rich and varied story marked by the evolution of aircraft from slow-moving, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into quick, agile, sturdy fighter craft. At the same time there emerged a new kind of ‘soldier', the pioneer fighter pilot whose individual cunning and bravery became crucial in t
Date Published :
November 2015
Publisher :
Frontline Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
photos and diagrams throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848328327
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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‘For enthusiasts of WWI aviation, this book is a true gem.’
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The history of aviation during the First World War is a rich and varied story marked by the evolution of aircraft from slow-moving, fragile, and unreliable powered kites, into quick, agile, sturdy fighter craft. At the same time there emerged a new kind of ‘soldier’, the pioneer fighter pilot whose individual cunning and bravery became crucial in the fight for control of the air.

Dog Fight traces this rapid technological development alongside the strategy and planning of commanders and front-line airmen as they adapted to the rapidly changing events around them and learned to get the best from their machines. Often, this involved discovering and employing tactics instinctively to stay alive.

Drawing on contemporary memoirs as well as the author’s personal correspondence with surviving First World War fighter pilots and aces, this is an authoritative and captivating history that serves as an important tribute to the brave pilots of
both sides.

About The Author
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Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Previous titles for Pen and Sword include InThe Footsteps of the Red Baron (co-authored with Mike OConnor), The Fighting Cocks, RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma, Dogfight, The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain (with Nigel McCrery) and Dowdings Eagles. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation, being one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject.He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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