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SOPWITH CAMEL ACES OF WORLD WAR I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 52)
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SOPWITH CAMEL ACES OF WORLD WAR I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 52)

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Norman Franks

Note: This book was purchase directly from the publisher, however the back cover has yellowed from sitting on a shelf next to the window. Other than that, it is in perfect condition, but the price has been lower to compensate.

* 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

Responsible for destroying 1,294 enemy aircraft between June 1917 and November 1918, the Camel was the most successful fighting scout employed by either side in terms of the sheer number of victories that it scored.. A natural outgrowth of the Pup and Triplane, it gained its formidable combat performance at the cost of losing the earlier types' faultless handling qualities. Indeed, the Camel was renowned for its sensitivity, and pilots quickly learned to respect the pugnacious Sopwith fighter. More than 5,490 examples were constructed and it was used by a large number of frontline units on the Western Front, in Palestine, on the Italian front, in the Home Defense role in the UK and in Russia. At least two RFC pilots scored six kills in a single day with the fighter, and Canadian Roy Brown was flying a Camel when he was officially credited with shooting down Manfred von Richthofen on April 21, 1918.