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Aircraft of the Aces #48: Dolphin and Snipe Aces of World War I

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This book focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War 1, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel. The Dolphin featured the unique negative-staggered biplane wing arrangement, which provided the pilot with the best possible tactical view forward for seeking out his enemy. Used extensively on the Western Front, the Dolphin proved very effective in combat, with a substantial number of British aces scoring kills with the fighter. The Snipe was built as the successor of the highly successful Camel, and entered service with the fledgling Royal Air Force in the summer of 1918. Although seeing just a few months of action before the Armistice, the Snipe nevertheless proved its superiority over virtually all other fighters.

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This volume focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War I, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel.

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About the Author

Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. This is his fourth volume on World War 1 aces for Osprey, having written volume 32 ‘Albatros Aces of World War I and 33 ‘Nieuport Aces of World War I in 2000 and co-authored volume 40 ‘Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I in 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841763170
Manufactured:
Osprey Publishing
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Manufactured by:
Osprey Publishing
Manufactured:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Dempsey, Harry
Author:
Franks, Norman
Author:
Dempsey, Harry
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Fighter pilots
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Sopwith airplanes.
Subject:
Military - Aviation
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces
Series Volume:
48
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9.72x7.22x.32 in. .70 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume focuses on the combat careers of the last of the famous Sopwith fighters to enter service during World War I, the Dolphin and the Snipe, both of which were built on the strong scouting heritage of the Pup and Camel.
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