"Owing to the specialized market, it's safe to say that there will never be another book on this subject. Therefore, Norman Franks' volume on Dolphin and Snipe aces will remain the definitive treatment of the aces who flew the relatively obscure Sopwith fighters... Nearly 110 photos provide a rare look at the Dolphin, including 15 of the Snipe. The selection is excellent, being well balanced between aircraft and airmen, while the overall quality is good. Modelers will savor Harry Dempsey's
36 color profiles of Dolphins and four Snipes, many with "up close" details. If there's only going to be one book on this subject, Great War aerophiles are fortunate that it was compiled by Norman Franks. Our rating: five stars." --Barrett Tillman, "Aerodrome"
Filled with first person narratives, superb photographic content and colour profiles, these two late comers to the air war over the trenches are thoroughly examined in what is an excellent publication. --Classic Wings
About the Author
Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War I fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. This is his fourth volume on World War I aces for Osprey, having written volume 32 'Albatros Aces of World War I' and 33 'Nieuport Aces of World War I' in 2000 and co-authored volume 40 'Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I' in 2001. Harry Dempsey has been passionate about World War I aviation for over 30 years, having produced the most technically accurate artwork on the subject. He has illustrated all the World War I aces books to date.