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Aeroplanes and flyers of the first World War

Author: Joseph A Phelan
Publisher: New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [©1966]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The antique aeroplanes shown here represent a capsule history of the development of aviation from 1903 to 1913. In the ten short years that followed the first success of the Wright brothers, aeroplanes grew from powered gliders to four-engined transports capable of carrying a dozen people, and were at home on land, in the air and on the sea. - p. [7].
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Phelan
ISBN: 0448024306 9780448024301 0448034077 9780448034072
OCLC Number: 1258511
Notes: Originally titled Heroes & Aeroplanes of the Great War 1914-1918.
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Antique aeroplanes --
Foreword / Sir Thomas Sopwith --
Military aviation begins --
1914 : 28 June at Sarajevo --
The actual outbreak --
The backbone of the German Air Service --
The end of political isolation --
The crash --
During the first month of the war --
Kaiser Wilhelm II --
Artillery spotting --
National markings --
Aero insignia : the Central Powers, the Allies --
Zeppelins LZ. 37, LZ. 38, And LZ. 39 --
The Sopwith Baby --
The first time one aeroplane brought another one down --
Roland Garros --
The strategy and tactics of air war --
The Pfalz E I and the Halberstadt D II --
L.F.G. Roland C II --
Samson's aeroplane party --
The eagle of Lille --
Aeroplanes : fighters and reconaissance --
The pusher aeroplane --
Albert Ball --
The A.F.B.1 --
The Albatros Company --
Jagdstaffel --
Air Marshal William Avery Bishop --
Military aerobatics --
The Germans opened the Battle of Verdun --
Jean Navarre at Verdun --
The Storks --
Hawker's squadron --
The death of Oswald Boelcke --
Bloody April --
The Sopwith aeroplanes --
Tommy Sopwith --
Fighters --
S.P.A.D. --
The death of Voss --
Werner Voss --
Triplanes --
The United States' Air Service --
The Sopwith triplane --
The Lafayette Escadrille --
The Fokker Aeroplane Works --
Fokker aeroplanes --
Nieuport aeroplanes --
Nieuport --
American aces --
Lieutenant Charles Nungesser --
Bristol --
Naval aviation --
Naval aircraft --
Aircraft carriers --
Rs. III, the German seaplane giant --
Night combat --
The German giants --
Bombers --
Aerial missiles --
Bombers --
Observation balloon --
Ground attack --
Flying boats --
Handley Page Limited --
The British and American Air Services --
The tiny Belgian Air Service --
Charles Augustus Lindberg --
The aces of the Allies and Central Powers --
Rotary engines.
Responsibility: by Joseph A. Phelan.

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The antique aeroplanes shown here represent a capsule history of the development of aviation from 1903 to 1913. In the ten short years that followed the first success of the Wright brothers, aeroplanes grew from powered gliders to four-engined transports capable of carrying a dozen people, and were at home on land, in the air and on the sea. - p. [7].

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