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SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII: Western Front 1916-18 (Duel)

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    Jon Guttman(Author) Jim Laurier(Illustrator) Mark Postlethwaite(Illustrator) Harry Dempsey(Illustrator)&1more

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This is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I as they duelled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. The Fokker D VII earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII's greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding durability proved a fearsome rival. Never before published artwork, including fascinating cockpit illustrations, reveal several dramatic clashes from the two foes, whilst diary entries and first hand accounts from the pilots bring this classic World War I duel to life with intimate detail.

""SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII "is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I-the SPAD XIII and the Fokker D-VII-as they dueled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. Never before published artwork, including fascinating cockpit illustrations, reveal several dramatic clashes between the two foes while diary entries and first-hand accounts from the pilots bring this classic World War I duel to life with intimate detail." -"Flying Models "(August 2009) "In this book, the author, Jon Guttman, discusses the development of both aircraft as well as their technical specifications and deployments to the front. Pilot training and tactics are also part of the story and one will find quite a few 'I was there' stories to add some spice to the book... In all, a superlative inclusion to this series. It is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and is one that I know you will find a delight as well." -Scott Van Aken, "Modeling Madness www.modelingmadness.com "(July 2009) "Guttman profiles the great pilots of the era, deftly incorporating research on exactly how well they liked their respective mounts. But I must confess that what impressed me most were the full-color illustrations of aircraft profiles, cockpits and equipment, which give a rarely seen perspective of the aircraft." - Walter J. Boyne, "Aviation History" (July 2010)

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  • By I. E. Holloway on 7 September 2009

    A fascinating book on these two end-of-WWI protagonists featurimng some good illustrations and a helpful balance of technical data and personal history. I purchased the book to hlep me with the simulation 'Rise of Flight' and I did gain some useful information on cockpit layout and aeroplane performance. However for a 'Duel' title it would have been helpful to have some 'side by side' comparisons on a single table as I was often flicking between tables for the respective aircraft. The illustrations were good, albeit that, as in other Osprey titles, the excellent front cover paintings do not appear in the main text. I enjoyed the personal accounts of combat and the life histories of the aces. I felt the analysis section somewhat weak in respect of technical information; it focused solely on 'scores' between flyers which, as it states were highly influenced by other factors.


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