9781594160837

The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft

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  • ISBN13:

    9781594160837

  • ISBN10:

    159416083X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-29
  • Publisher: Westholme Pub Llc
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Summary

When World War I began in August 1914, the airplane had already proven its worth as an intelligence gathering "eye-in-the-sky". These scouting aircraft soon become indispensible and the race to incorporate air superiority into battlefield strategy began in earnest. By the end of 1915, the first true fighter aircraft began to take to the skies. Between 1916 and early 1918, armies on both sides of the conflict began to rely more and more on air superiority, and by 1918 air battles could be as sprawling as those on the ground. The Origin of the Fighter Aircraft tells the fascinating story of how one of the world's most amazing inventions became an integral component of modern warfare.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Seizing Control of the Skyp. 1
Point and Shootp. 17
The First Air Battlesp. 42
The Sommep. 70
Dicta Boelckep. 95
Improving the Breedp. 135
Limitations and Innovationsp. 161
The Right Tools for the Jobp. 200
As Good As It Gotp. 219
Crescendop. 244
Afterwordp. 270
Sourcesp. 279
Indexp. 283
Acknowledgmentsp. 295
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