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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 46)
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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN ACES OF WORLD WAR I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 46)

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Christopher Chant

* The best-selling aviation series of recent years, with over 350,000 copies sold since its launch

*Comprehensive histories of the elite fighter pilots and the aircraft they flew

*A unique source of information researched by recognized experts, and rought to life by first-hand accounts from the combat veterans themselves

*Concise, authoritative text is supported by at least 30 specially commissioned original color artworks, new scale plans and the best archiva photography from around the world

Starting the war with only 35 aircraft, Austro-Hungarian industry went on to produce only moderate numbers of poor quality aircraft. The fliers of the Austro-Hugarian Empire operating on the Serbian and Russian fronts were fortunate at first, finding themselves faced by small numbers of aircraft yet more obsolescent than their own. Serbia fell in 1915, but when Italy declared war the Austro-Hungarians were still faced with a two-front war--a static front against Italy, and a far more fluid one against Russia. Austro-Hungarian firghter pilots performed bravely and often very effectively under extremely difficult geographic, climatic, and operational conditions. 96 pages