By Paolo Varriale
Austro-Hungarian produced a chain of terrible fighter forms corresponding to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I in the course of the early phases of the struggle, and it used to be no longer until eventually licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to succeed in Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in might 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to lookup. not like the German-built Albatrosen, which at the beginning suffered wing disasters in flight, the Oeffag plane have been way more strong than German D IIs and D IIIs. in addition they displayed improved pace, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. Such attributes have been used to the whole by means of all of the best Austro-Hungarian aces, together with Brumowski, Arigi, Kiss and Linke-Crawford, who fought Italian pilots in Hanriots and SPADs, in addition to British pilots in Camels and Bristol opponents. The exploits of Austro-Hungarian aces have been at the beginning dropped at the eye of English-speaking readers within the Eighties in the course of the pioneering paintings of Martin O'Connor. an extra 30 years of extra learn has allowed Paolo Varriale to combine and replace his paintings, rectifying a few inaccuracies and including new info and a lot of unpublished images. The cautious crosschecking of Allied resources with Austrian and German files shape the foundation for an in depth reconstruction of the dogfights fought by way of the major aces. This painstaking examine permits many myths to be uncovered and error to be corrected. The publication will conceal using Albatros combatants at the Italian and jap Fronts, from the fighters' preliminary arrival in mid 1917 via to the final days of battle. it is going to additionally chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with more information approximately their own heritage and their post-war lives within the international locations born from the cave in of the Hapsburg Empire. a few forty nine pilots accomplished acedom in the course of global conflict 1, and the majority of those pilots made their claims flying the 586 Oeffag-built Albatrosen.
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Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1: Aircraft of the Aces by Paolo Varriale