Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War I
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Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War I by Norman Franks
Book DescriptionThis volume focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War I, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement, which provided the pilot with the best possible tactical view forward for seeking out his enemy. Used extensively on the Western Front, the Dolphin proved very effective in combat, with a substantial number of British aces scoring kills with the fighter. The Snipe was built as the successor of the highly successful Camel, and entered service with the fledgling Royal Air Force in the summer of 1918. Although seeing just a few months of action before the Armistice, the Snipe nevertheless proved its superiority over virtually all other fighters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763170
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 12-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Norman Franks
Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War I fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. This is his fourth volume on World War I aces for Osprey, having written volume 32 'Albatros Aces of World War I' and 33 'Nieuport Aces of World War I' in 2000 and co-authored volume 40 'Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I' in 2001. Harry Dempsey has been passionate about World War I aviation for over 30 years, having produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. He has illustrated all the World War I aces books to date.
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