Mehtidis chronicles the air orders of battle for the Italian military in World War I, including army, naval, and balloon units.
Author: Alexis Mehtidis
Publisher: Tiger Lily Pub
Mehtidis chronicles the air orders of battle for the Italian military in World War I, including army, naval, and balloon units. An appendix contains a glossary and abbreviations, a list of Italian airships during the war, notes, and a bibliography for further reading.
"In this fascinating book, Lee Kennett tells of (World War I fliers and) their experiences on all fronts and skillfully places them in proper context" (Edward M. Coffman, author of The Old Army").
Author: Lee Kennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"In this fascinating book, Lee Kennett tells of (World War I fliers and) their experiences on all fronts and skillfully places them in proper context" (Edward M. Coffman, author of The Old Army"). "A welcome and long overdue addition to the literature of military aviation."--Richard P. Hallion, Lindbergh Professor, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
While it is a truism that air power cannot win wars on its own accord, it is equally
true that no modern war can be won without it. ... The Air War, British and German
Fighter Aircraft, World War I, 1914–18 [SOURCE: THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF
Author: Ian Cardozo
This volume recounts India’s contribution to World War I. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
James J. Sloan is a founding member of the American Aviation Historical Society, as well as a charter member of the Society of World War I Aero Historians. 350 + b/w photographs
Author: James J. Sloan
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Category: Aeronautics, Military
Wings of Honor is a compilation of all United States pilots, observers, gunners and mechanics who flew against the enemy in World War I. Covered are Americans who flew with the French and British air services, U.S. Navy aviators, the 103rd Pursuit Squardron, the 1st Balloon Group, the 1st Pursuit Group, the 1st Corps Observation Group, American bomber units, the 2nd Pursuit Squardron, the 3rd Pursuit Group, and all other units in which Americans flew. James J. Sloan is a founding member of the American Aviation Historical Society, as well as a charter member of the Society of World War I Aero Historians. 350 + b/w photographs
Features armament of all participating air forces in WWII.
Author: Anthony G. Williams
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Features armament of all participating air forces in WWII. Every technical aspect covered including gun design in the full range of sizes from small-calibre machine guns to heavy cannon, ammunition types and their use, and fixed, flexible and turreted installations and gun sights.
Thefirst Battle of Britain 1917–1918 and the birth of the Royal Air Force (New
York, 1976). Grey, Peter L. and Owen Thetford. German aircraft of the First World War (London, 1962). Hallion, Richard P. Rise of thefighter aircraft, 1914–1918 ...
Author: Spencer Tucker
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Doctrine and Dogma: German and British Infantry Tactics in the First World War (
Westport, Conn., 1992). Lawrence Sondhaus ... Richard P. Hallion, Rise of the Fighter Aircraft, 1914–1918 (Annapolis, Md., 1984). Robin Higham and Jacob W.
Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The First World War, now a century ago, still shapes the world in which we live, and its legacy lives on, in poetry, in prose, in collective memory and political culture. By the time the war ended in 1918, millions lay dead. Three major empires lay shattered by defeat, those of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. A fourth, Russia, was in the throes of a revolution that helped define the rest of the twentieth century. The Oxford History of the First World War brings together in one volume many of the most distinguished historians of the conflict, in an account that matches the scale of the events. From its causes to its consequences, from the Western Front to the Eastern, from the strategy of the politicians to the tactics of the generals, they chart the course of the war and assess its profound political and human consequences. Chapters on economic mobilization, the impact on women, the role of propaganda, and the rise of socialism establish the wider context of the fighting at sea and in the air, and which ranged on land from the trenches of Flanders to the mountains of the Balkans and the deserts of the Middle East. First published for the 90th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this highly illustrated revised edition contains significant new material to mark the 100th anniversary of the war's outbreak.
The story of these first Fokker and Halberstadt biplane fighters and their pilots concludes this volume.
Author: Greg VanWyngarden
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
One of the "top picks for specialized military holdings" - California Bookwatch The Fokker Eindecker (monoplane) can truly be said to have begun the age of fighter aviation. With the development of its revolutionary synchronised system that enabled the machine gun to fire through the propellor, Fokker E I pilots caused consternation in the Allied air services as they began to reap a harvest of victims in the summer of 1915. While the first victory with a Fokker E-type is now believed to have been earned by Kurt Wintgens on 1 July 1915, it was the exploits of Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke that made the machine legendary. These men, along with others such as Parschau and Hohndorf, received the adulation of the German public along with such honors as the first awards of the coveted Blue Max. They created the tactics and principles of German fighter aviation as they did so, developing doctrine that is still relevant to today's fighter pilots. However, by the end of 1916, the glory days of the lone hunter and his Fokker Eindecker were over. They were replaced by a succeeding generation of biplane fighters which would be flown in new formations - the Jagdstaffeln or 'hunting groups'. The story of these first Fokker and Halberstadt biplane fighters and their pilots concludes this volume. RELATED TITLES German Air Force 1914-1918 (Elite) Fokker Dr 1 Aces of World War I (Aicraft of the Aces) American Aces of World War I (Aircraft of the Aces)
WORLD. WAR. I. 1914–1918. Little more than a decade after the Wright brothers
first flew, the airplane changed the world forever; it had become a weapon of war. Planes first served as observation platforms, but machine guns and bombs ...
Author: Joshua Stoff
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
During the first fifty years of American aviation, Long Island was at the center of aircraft innovation and flight. There were more aircraft manufacturers and airports located on Long Island than in any other part of the United States. Due to the extraordinarily high volume of air traffic, Long Island also led the country-if not the world-in aircraft crashes. Long Island Aircraft Crashes: 1909-1959 portrays the daring flights, accidents, and mishaps of pioneer pilots, and the conditions that contributed to many crashes. Long Island ultimately saw the earliest air-traffic control systems, airport lighting, aviation weather reports, paved runways, and professional flight schools. Long Island Aircraft Crashes: 1909-1959 contains captivating images from Mitchel Field and Roosevelt Field, the two most active airfields on Long Island. In addition to airfield activity, this book illustrates some of the first experimental flights over Hempstead Plains; military training at Hazelhurst Field; the L.W.F. Owl bomber (the largest landplane of its time); the world's first instrument-guided flight; and Amelia Earhart posing with the new Sperry Gyropilot.
"--Library Journal "A comprehensive study of the totality of the air war in its military, political, industrial, and cultural aspects distinguish this book from other treatments of military aviation during this period. . .
Author: John H. Morrow
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
"For the general reader as well as the specialist, Morrow's history of the development and significance of airpower during WWI will be considered definitive. He compares the military, technological, and industrial aspects of the air services of the major powers--France, Germany, England, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and the United States--and reveals how, by means of superior production (particularly French engine manufacture), the Allies prevailed in the air war."--Publishers Weekly "Morrow's encyclopedic examination of aviation's part in World War I concentrates on aircraft engine and airframe production, but the emotional content of contemporary accounts rises to the surface to put a human face on the brutal use of an infant technology. . . . a serious yet readable history of this vital part of the conflict, meant for any reader."--Library Journal "A comprehensive study of the totality of the air war in its military, political, industrial, and cultural aspects distinguish this book from other treatments of military aviation during this period. . . . Morrow's efforts have yielded new insights into the evolution of military aviation and corrected previous oversights. The author's attention to developments in production and logistics, as well as events at the front, provide the most complete understanding of the development of air power and its role in the Great War."--American Historical Review
Author: Jean-Denis G.G. LepagePublish On: 2009-01-29
One of the most significant innovations in warfare has certainly been the
appearance of air power during the First World War (1914– 1918). Demanding
resources and technical and financial investment on a whole new scale, the
expansion of ...
Author: Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
One of the most significant innovations in modern warfare has been the appearance and development of air power, a technology which demanded technical and financial investment on a whole new scale and which ultimately changed the fundamental nature of war itself. This book covers the history and development of the German air force from 1935 to 1945, with descriptions and illustrations of almost all of the Luftwaffe’s airplanes, including fighters, jet fighters, dive-bombers, ground attackers, medium and heavy bombers, jet bombers, seaplanes, flying boats and carrier planes, transport and gliders, reconnaissance and training aircrafts, helicopters, and many futuristic projects and other rarities.
Author: Brian Douglas TennysonPublish On: 2014-11-25
After the war he pursued an academic career, teaching at the University of
Pretoria. See Vivian Voss, Flying Minnows: Memoirs of a World War One Fighter
Pilot, from Training in Canada to the Front Line, 1917–1918. London: John
Author: Brian Douglas Tennyson
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
In Canada’s Great War, 1914-1918, historian Brian Douglas Tennyson argues that Canada’s enthusiasm had the ironic effect of bringing this British Dominion nation much closer to its southern neighbor, the United States, especially after the latter joined the fray.
This is a companion volume to the Jasta War Chronology, published by Grub Street in 1998.
Author: Frank W. Bailey
Publisher: Grub Street the Basement
This is a companion volume to the Jasta War Chronology, published by Grub Street in 1998.Frank Bailey, an acknowledged expert on French aviation during this period, has created as detailed a list as is possible covering all the claims and losses of the French fighter force on a day by day basis. Unlike their British counterparts, the French did not credit pilots with kills if they could not be confirmed, although they acknowledged probable kills'. Confirmed and probable claims are all listed, therefore, along with the escadrille the pilot flew with and the pilot's running total of confirmed victories
Aces High: The war in the Air 1914–1918. london, 1973. Connors, John. spad Fighters in Action, squadron Books Aircraft number 93. Carrollton Texas, 1989.
Cooke, david C. sky Battle, 1914–1918: The story of Aviation in world war I. new ...
Author: Blaine Pardoe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An accurate, thoroughly researched, and riveting tale of a World War I American fighter ace.