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Spad XIII Vs. Fokker D VII - Western Front 1916-18 (Paperback) Loot Price: R336
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Spad XIII Vs. Fokker D VII - Western Front 1916-18 (Paperback)

Jim Laurier, Mark Postlethwaite, Harry Dempsey

Series: Duel, No. 17

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Having established its SPAD VII as the most effective French fighter of 1916, the "Societe Pour l'Aviation at ses Derives" strove to improve the model with a 220hp Hispano Suiza 8B engine and two machine guns. Despite initial teething troubles with the new engine, by mid-1918 the SPAD XIII had taken its place as the principal fighter of both France and the US. Meanwhile, the German quest for a successor for their structurally flawed Albatros D V finally bore fruit with the Fokker D VII. Entering combat in May 1918, this plane earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII's greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding durability, proved a fearsome rival. This is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I - the SPAD XIII and the Fokker D VII - as they dueled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. Never before published artwork, including fascinating cockpit illustrations, reveal several dramatic clashes between the two foes while diary entries and first-hand accounts from the pilots bring this classic World War I duel to life with intimate detail.

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Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Duel, No. 17
Release date: April 2009
First published: April 2009
Authors: Jim Laurier • Mark Postlethwaite • Harry Dempsey
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-84603-432-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Air forces & warfare
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Weapons & equipment > Military vehicles
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
LSN: 1-84603-432-9
Barcode: 9781846034329

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