Where the Out-of-Print is Available Again
Advanced
Now Buying
Now Buying

Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1

Condition: MINT/New
Our Price: $19.95
Retail Price: $22.95
You Save: $3.00


Balloon-Busting Aces of World War 1
by Osprey
Author: Jon Guttman
Publish Year: 2005
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148850617
Mfg. part #: OSPACE066
Type: Softcover
Series: ACE66

Description

Tethered balloons reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield during World War I. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War 1 through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.