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Russian Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces 111) [Kindle Edition]

Victor Kulikov , Harry Dempsey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Harry Dempsey works of art complete this wonderful book, an important and fitting tribute to the unknown Russian heroes. --Di Marco De Montis

This book is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in this unique period in aviation history. --Ipms/USA

Included are some very well executed colour profiles which will provide the enthusiast and researcher with details not found elsewhere - just one of the reasons this is a valuable work and a great addition to a book collection of anyone interested in World War I. --Classic Wings

Russian Aces of World War 1 is a nice reference, giving a good account of the efforts and exploits of Russia's ace pilots, with a very good selection of photos. It should be useful to fans of WWI aviation and students of Russian aviation and history. --Aeroscale

Included are some very well executed colour profiles which will provide the enthusiast and researcher with details not found elsewhere - just one of the reasons this is a valuable work and a great addition to a book collection of anyone interested in World War I. --Classic Wings

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Although the Russian Imperial Army Air Service consisted of no more than four BAGs (Boevaya Aviatsionniy Gruppa – battle aviation groups), each controlling three or four smaller AOIs (Aviatsionniy Otryad Istrebitelei – fighter aviation detachments) equipped with a variety of aircraft types, its fighter pilots nevertheless gave a good account of themselves. Indeed, during three years of war they claimed more than 200 Austro-Hungarian and German aircraft shot down, creating 13 aces – these elite aviators accounted for around half of the victories claimed on the Eastern Front. Pilots flew a variety of fighter types, with French Nieuport scouts and SPAD VIIs proving to be the most popular, and effective, aeroplanes to see service on this front. The exploits of these aces are detailed here, with information based on material newly sourced by the author from Russian military and private archives. Many previously unpublished photographs are used to illustrate this book, supported by full-colour profiles that reveal how striking some of the aces’ fighters were in this often-forgotten theatre of World War 1.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4209 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (20 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BYWCL50
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unknown aces 27 Oct 2013
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Who knows about the russian aces of World War 1 ? One name or two, perhaps... In this way this book is a revelation, and deserves a strong recommendation : yet undisclosed facts, not already published photographs, fascinating records... Recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars Russian Aces of World War 1 20 May 2013
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A good reference book about a very little known aspect of Woorld War 1.Recommended to anyone interested in the World War 1 eastern front.
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good detail added in this book and overall a good read but not the best osprey books ive ever read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not another book on the Red Baron 13 May 2014
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Osprey has been a prolific publisher for many years now and still manages to commission books on little known subjects such as this.

The cover illustration show a very rare instance of a Morane monoplane being used offensively, the story behind which is worth the purchase price of the book alone.

The book follows the usual format of illustrated text biographies, supported by colour plates of aircraft, in this case offering a range of interesting schemes for modellers of Nieuport scouts, particularly.

Where else would you find such information in a widely available book ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Aug 2014
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very good book
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