Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (3)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1916 FIGHTER vs. FIGHTER COMBAT OVER THE WESTERN FRONT, 18 Jun. 2012
By 
KOMET (WASHINGTON, DC - U.S.A.) - See all my reviews
This review is from: DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel) (Paperback)
As befits any book of the "Duel" Series, Osprey has done a fine job of outlining in this book the characteristics of both the DH 2 and Albatros DI/DII fighters, which fought against each other over the Western Front from late August to December 1916.

The DH 2 fighter had been developed by the British to wrest aerial supremacy from the Germans, who, with their Fokker E-series monoplane fighters (which boasted a synchronized, forward-firing machine gun) had given British 2-seater reconnaisance aircraft a serious drubbing during the summer and fall of 1915. Entering combat in February 1916, by the time of the Battle of the Somme that summer, the DH 2 had been instrumental in winning back control of the skies over the front for the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Faster in the climb and in level speed, the DH 2 had the measure of the Fokkers.

Then, in late August 1916, the Germans introduced the Albatros DI/DII fighters, which proved faster than the DH 2, more rugged, and boasting 2 forward-firing machine guns synchronized to fire through the propeller arc. This, coupled with the simultaneous development of the Jagdstaffeln (fighter squadrons) and the example and leadership of Germany's premiere fighter ace and tactician Oswald Boelcke, won back for Germany the aerial supremacy that it would maintain over the Western Front til the summer of 1917.

All in all, this was a fantastic, highly informative book. I highly recommend it to any WWI aviation enthusiast
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Illustrated And Informative, 16 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel) (Paperback)
An excellent Osprey book focussing on planes that took part in some of the first aerial combats of WWI. Nicely illustrated and informative.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellents Book, 1 Mar. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel) (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading this book. It is two aircraft of Worl War I. They were both biplane
aircraft. I also the pictures.
Glenn Davis
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel)
DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II (Duel) by James F. Miller (Paperback - 20 May 2012)
£12.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews