British and Empire Aces of World War 1 - Shores, Christopher
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At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their adversaries raced to outdo each other in the creation of genuinely effective fighters with fixed forward-firing machine gun armament. It was not until 1917 that the British developed a truly effective interrupter gear, which paved the way for excellent single seaters such as the Sopwith Triplane Camel and the RAF S.E.5., later ...

British and Empire Aces of World War 1 2001, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781841763774

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