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By Paolo Varriale

Austro-Hungarian produced a chain of negative fighter kinds equivalent to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I through the early levels of the struggle, and it used to be now not till licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to achieve Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in may well 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to search for. not like the German-built Albatrosen, which in the beginning suffered wing disasters in flight, the Oeffag airplane have been way more strong than German D IIs and D IIIs. in addition they displayed more suitable velocity, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. Such attributes have been used to the total through 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 combatants. The exploits of Austro-Hungarian aces have been at the beginning delivered to the eye of English-speaking readers within the Eighties throughout 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to combine and replace his paintings, rectifying a few inaccuracies and including new information and a number of unpublished pictures. The cautious crosschecking of Allied resources with Austrian and German files shape the root for a close reconstruction of the dogfights fought by way of the major aces. This painstaking study permits many myths to be uncovered and mistakes to be corrected. The booklet will hide using Albatros opponents at the Italian and japanese 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 additional info 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 completed acedom in the course of international struggle 1, and the majority of those pilots made their claims flying the 586 Oeffag-built Albatrosen.

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