"With Sopwith Camel Aces of World War I "and "Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I: ""The prolific Norman Franks is the author of all three of these books, though he shares the credit with color expert Greg Van Wyngarden for the two German tomes. Franks is a highly regarded aviation historian, and Van Wyngarden is recognized as one of the top authorities on World War I aviation markings, so you can bet that what you see is a fair representation of historical hues. I recommend these books, and you will find the entire series to be worthwhile additions to your library." -Mike Corr, "Aerodrome"
About the Author
Norman Franks is one of the worlds leading authorities on World War I fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. This is his fifth volume on World War I aces for Osprey, having written Albatros and Nieuport Aces in 1999, and Fokker Dr I aces (with Greg VanWyngarden) and American Aces of World War I in 2001. Greg VanWyngarden had had a lifelong interest in World War I aviation, and has been particularly active in deciphering the colours and markings that decorated the various German fighters flown by the leading aces. This is his second book for Osprey, having co-authored Fokker Dr I Aces with Norman Franks in 2001.