Naval Aces of World War 1 ( Part 1), by Jon Guttman
Book published by Osprey in their 'Aircraft of the Aces' series in 2011, 96 pages. Paperback (N5146)
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One of the ever popular Osprey series of books in their Second World War Aircraft of the Aces series, this book contains detailed information on the aircraft that were pitted against each other in the skies during the First World War, and the men who operated them....
In the first of a two-part study covering all of the naval fighter pilots to achieve ace status during World War I, author and artist Jon Guttman examines the elite members of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The first to employ Sopwith’s excellent line of scouts, such as the Pup, Triplane and Camel, some of the RNAS pilots such as Raymond Collishaw, Robert A Little and Roderick Stanley Dallas rated amoung the most successful fighter pilots in the British Commonwealth. This book covers all of the members of the RNAS who ‘made ace’, and includes chapters on Sensible Sopwiths, the Triplane Trend, Focus on Flanders, Camels Versus All Comers, Seapline Defence and Bomber Aces, and Attack and Amalgamation, as well as several Appendices.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, drawings and maps, as well as 11 pages of colour drawings showing aircraft with different markings and camoflage