British Aircraft of World War One

A Photographic Guide to Modern Survivors, Replicas, and Reproductions

Lee Chapman

During World War One, the role of the aeroplane evolved from a stable, lumbering observation platform to a more agile fighter. Rapid developments in aeroplane technology led to an array of ever-advancing aircraft seeing service during this time. This book includes various aircraft that contributed to the iconic events between 1914 and 1918.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Key Publishing
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781802820003
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 6.61 X 9.69 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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World War One took place just after the birth of powered flight, when aerial technology was still in its infancy. At the outbreak of war, the military potential of this novelty invention was not fully recognized until commanders began to use the aeroplane to see what the enemy was planning on the other side of the hill. During the course of the war, the role of the aeroplane evolved from a stable, lumbering observation platform to a more agile fighter, capable of shooting down another aircraft. In a bid to out-do the enemy, the ongoing arms race saw rapid developments in aeroplane technology, which led to an incredible array of ever-advancing aircraft seeing service during this time. This book features a plotted history of the British aircraft that were involved in World War One. It includes the frontline fighters, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft that contributed to the iconic events between 1914 and 1918. The story is supported by high-quality images of surviving, reproduction, replica and restored aircraft.

REVIEWS
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"The layout offers the reader an eye-pleasing, wide perspective of the book's many color photos. Yet it remains easy to read, small enough to travel and enjoyable enough to be a page turner for World War I aviation enthusiasts."

- Indy Squadron Dispatch

"...offers a glossy treatment of World War I British aircraft, including tableau shots staged with reenactors in the morning mist."

- Over the Front

"The aerial shots of real and replica aircraft at air shows are mesmerizing."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...will be of great interest to modelers planning on doing a British WWI fighter model and to aviation historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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