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Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1 - Part 2

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Type: Softcover

Product Line: Aircraft of the Aces - World War I

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Product Info

Title
Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1 - Part 2
Publisher
Category
Author
Norman Franks, Greg Wyngarden
Publish Year
2004
Pages
96
Dimensions
8x10x.25"
NKG Part #
2148786035
MFG. Part #
OSPACE063
Type
Softcover
Series
ACE63

Description

Volume 53 in this series covered Fokker D VII aces from the four elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German army, and this follow-on volume charts the story of the many aces who flew the famed fighter in other units committed to combat in the final months of World War 1. D VII operations covered the entire Western Front, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. In the latter half of 1918 the Fokker was not only the mainstay of the army Jagdstaffeln, but also the most potent fighter flown by home defense Kests and the pilots of the German navy in Flanders. The D VII easily proved the equal of the many British, French, Belgian and American aircraft it met in combat, and served in such roles as day bomber interceptor, 'balloon buster' and nightfighter. Though handicapped by a lack of fuel and other supplies as the German war machine fell apart, aces such as Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilized the D VII to rack up impressive scores against consistently superior odds.

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