Albatros Aces of World War I by Norman Franks

By Norman Franks

The Albatros kin of opponents have been among the best plane hired by way of the Idlfieg (Imperial German Air carrier) for a lot of global warfare 1, with the D.III and D.Va being flown through many of the 363 pilots who certified as aces at some point soon of their usually short careers. The Albatros was once the scourge of the RFC at the Western entrance in 1916-17, with pilots of the calibre of von Richthofen, Boelke and Schleich slicing swathes via their competitors. good over 4000 Albatros scouts have been outfitted among 1916 and 1918, they usually have been additionally broadly utilized by the Austro-Hungarians opposed to Russian, Italian and British plane till war's finish.

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