Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1 by Norman Franks
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Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1
By Norman Franks

Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1

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Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1 by Norman Franks

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The Sopwith Pup was the forerunner of the hugely successful Sopwith Camel, which duly became the most successful fighter of World War I. The first proper British fighting scout, the first Pups - the Royal Naval Air Service - arrived on the Western Front in 1916. Although regarded as a 'nice' aeroplane to fly, pilots who used it in combat gained much success during the first half of 1917. The Royal Flying Corps also used the Pup from January 1917 onwards, with the final combats with the machine occurring in December of that year. This book describes the combat careers of the successful Pup aces, how they flew and how they fought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768861
ISBN-10: 1841768863
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norman Franks

Norman Franks lives in East Sussex and is a recognised authority on both World War I and World War 2 aviation history. With around 80 published works on his subject, he has written nine titles for Osprey, including two which are due out in 2004 - 'Sopwith Triplane Aces' and 'Fokker D VII Aces' (2). Harry Dempsey has been passionate about World War I aviation for over 30 years and has produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. He has illustrated all the World War I titles for Osprey's Aircraft of the Aces series to date.

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