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Aircraft of the Aces #33: Nieuport Aces of World War I

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The French Nieuport company provided the Allied air forces with the first true fighter scout of World War 1 in the shape of the diminutive XI of 1915. Based on the Bebe racer, built for the abandoned Gordon-Bennett Trophy of the previous year, the aircraft utilised a sesquiplane (lower wing much smaller than the upper wing) arrangement which gave the XI extreme manoeuvrability. It was the only scout respected by the all-conquering German Fokker E-series of 1915-16, and was flown by French, British, Russian, Belgian and Italian aces. The XI was replaced from May 1916 onwards by the bigger and more powerful XVII. which proved to be one of the best fighters of World War 1.

Synopsis:

The French Nieuport company provided the Allied air forces with the first true fighter scout of World War I. This detailed text outlines the exploits of the aces who flew them and is accompanied by 40 specially commissioned artworks.

About the Author

Norman Franks is one of the worlds leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. He is currently working on a long list of volumes on Great War aces for Ospreys Aircraft of the Aces series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781855329614
Author:
Franks, Norman
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Dempsey, Harry
Author:
Dempsey, Harry
Location:
Oxford England
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Nieuport-Macchi 11
Subject:
Nieuport-Macchi 17
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey aircraft of the aces ;
Series Volume:
v. 1-233
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.77x7.25x.28 in. .68 lbs.

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