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Fokker D VII: books - history and technology

A book on the Fokker D VII? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Fokker fighter aircraft.

Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 1) (Osprey)

Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January / February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize.
As Germanys premier fighter unit, von Richthofens JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War.

This book tells about the aircraft and its famous pilots.

Author:Norman L.R. Franks, Greg Van Wyngarden
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2003)
Series:Aircraft of the Aces (53)
EAN:9781841765334
Book: Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 1) (Osprey)

Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 1)

Language: English

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Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 2) (Osprey)

Volume 53 in this series covered Fokker D VII aces from the four elite Jagdgeschwadern of the German army, and this follow-on volume charts the story of the many aces who flew the famed fighter in other units committed to combat in the final months of World War 1.
D VII operations covered the entire Western Front, from the North Sea to the Swiss border. In the latter half of 1918 the Fokker was not only the mainstay of the army Jagdstaffeln, but also the most potent fighter flown by home defence Kests and the pilots of the German navy in Flanders.
The D VII easily proved the equal of the many British, French, Belgian and American aircraft it met in combat, and served in such roles as day bomber interceptor, 'balloon buster' and nightfighter. Though handicapped by a lack of fuel and other supplies as the German war machine fell apart, aces such as Sachsenberg, Degelow and Rumey utilised the D VII to rack up impressive scores against consistently superior odds.

Contents: Fokkers Over Flanders - Against the RAF - Versus the French and Americans - Defending the Fatherland - Appendices.

Author:Norman L. R. Franks, Greg VanWyngarden
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2004)
Series:Aircraft of the Aces (63)
EAN:9781841767291
Book: Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 2) (Osprey)

Fokker D VII Aces of World War I (Part 2)

Language: English

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Fokker E.V/D.VIII

This book in the popular Polish Wings series tells the story of the famous German parasol-winged WWI fighter monoplane in Polish Air Force service.
The Polish Air Force captured 17 of these Fokkers, but only seven (six E.V and one D.VIII) were in airworthy condition. All were used against Bolshevik forces in the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920.
Lieutenant Stefan Stec earned the first kill for the Polish Air Force, by shooting down a Ukrainian Nieuport fighter on 29 April 1919. In 1921, the remaining Fokkers were withdrawn from front-line units and transferred to the Szkoła Obsługi Lotniczej (Air Personnel School) at Poznań-Ławica airfield.

The book includes over 120 photographs and nearly 30 colour plates to profusely illustrate these aircraft. Their technical details, military markings and maintenance stencils are shown in detail.

Author:Tomasz J. Kopański, Janusz Światłoń
Specs:72 pages, 29.5 x 21 x 1.3 cm / 11.6 x 8.25 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:120+ b&w photographs, 30 drawings in colour
Publisher:MMP Books (PL, 2019)
EAN:9788365958259
Book: Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Fokker E.V/D.VIII

Language: English

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