Albratros D.I-D.II, by James F. Miller
Book published by Osprey in 2012, 60 pages. Paperback (N5147)
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Alongside the development of the D.I, Albatros had also designed and built a second machine that was similar to the D.I – the Albatros D.II. Although there were several external differences between the two aircraft, it is important to note that these machines evolved simultaneously and that the D.II was not the result of post-combat feedback from D.I pilots. With the inclusion of these aircraft into their reorganized air force, Germany was able to regain control of the skies by autumn 1916.
Along with the later designs they inspired, the Albatros D.I and D.II were instrumental in allowing the Germans to prosecute their domination through ‘Bloody April’ and well into the summer months that followed, and this book provides a fascinating and detailed assessment of both aircrafts during the conflict. Chapters include Design and Development, Technical Specifications, and Operational History.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white (and some colour) photographs, drawings and maps, as well as 3 pages of colour drawings showing aircraft with different markings and camoflage