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Aircraft of World War I: 1914-1918

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Illustrated with detailed artworks of combat aircraft and their markings, 'The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Aircraft of WWI' is a comprehensive study of the aircraft that fought in the Great War of 1914-18. Arranged chronologically by theater of war and campaign, this book offers a complete organizational breakdown of the units on all the fronts, including the...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Amber Books
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Pretty good for an overview. I don't have any way of checking the accuracy of the information, but I suspect some of the performance numbers may be incorrect. (For example, of the Handley-Page O/400 is an improved version of the O/100, why are the specifications virtually identical?)

My only real complaint is that all of the illustrations are profile only, with no top or bottom views. Bob Pearson is co-author.
Brian  Halgas
Good book for quick Summer read. As a great War "buff" I appreciate the concise construction of this book. What is really a treat is the illustrations of actual aircraft flown by individual pilots. The markings painted on the planes makes me wonder???? The liberal use of occult/kabbalaistic/magick sigils and swastikas of many flavors painted on the planes must point to some deep mystery.
For a book whose major appeal is pretty pictures, this is a remarkably good book. It gives a very good, very concise description of the "big picture" of WW1 air combat. It has chapters covering the all the major fronts, plus minor ones like the Middle East. Highly recommended.

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Jack Herris has a long history with aviation. His parents started dating while car-pooling together to North American Aviation during WW2. Jack’s father built P-51s, including parts for the first P-51 Mustang ever built, and his mother built B-25s.

In 1971, Jack graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics...more
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