By Greg Vanwyngarden, Norman Franks

ISBN-10: 1841767298

ISBN-13: 9781841767291

Quantity fifty three during this sequence lined Fokker D VII aces from the 4 elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German military, and this follow-on quantity charts the tale of the various aces who flew the famed fighter in different devices devoted to wrestle within the ultimate months of worldwide struggle 1. D VII operations lined the complete Western entrance, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. within the latter half 1918 the Fokker was once not just the mainstay of the military Jagdstaffeln, but additionally the main powerful fighter flown through domestic defence Kests and the pilots of the German army in Flanders. The D VII simply proved the equivalent of the numerous British, French, Belgian and American airplane it met in wrestle, and served in such roles as day bomber interceptor, 'balloon buster' and nightfighter. although handicapped by means of an absence of gasoline and different provides because the German struggle computing device fell aside, aces equivalent to Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilised the D VII to rack up awesome ratings opposed to constantly more advantageous odds.

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