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Albatros D.I-D.II free pdf In 1916 German aerial domination had been lost to the French and British fighters. German fighter pilots requested an aircraft that was more powerful and more heavily armed, and the Albatros design bureau set to work on what was to become an iconic aircraft design. By April 1916, they had developed the Albatros D.I, that featured the usual Albatros semi-monocoque wooden construction with a 160hp Mercedes engine and two forward-firing machine guns. Alongside the development of the D.I, Albatros had also designed and built a second machine that was similar to the D.I - the Albatros D.II. Although there were several external differences between the two aircraft, it is important to note that these machines evolved simultaneously and that the D.II was not the result of post-combat feedback from D.I pilots. With the inclusion of these aircraft into their reorganized air force, Germany was able to regain control of the skies by autumn 1916. Along with the later designs they inspired, the Albatros D.I and D.II were instrumental in allowing the Germans to prosecute their domination through 'Bloody April' and well into the summer months that followed.

About James F. Miller

James F. Miller is a married father of two who lives in Naples, Florida. A commercial pilot and lifelong student of all aspects of aviation, his current research focuses on the middle years of World War I. Simon Smith was born in 1960 in Aldershot, England. The son of a military man, and brought up in an era of classic war films such as Zulu and The Battle of Britain, Simon quickly developed an interest in history and the armed forces. He has worked on a number of military uniform books over the past few years, covering subjects from the Roman Army to the armies of World War I. As a break from the commercial work, Simon began painting historical military and aviation canvases and was soon elected a full member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. Simon has won the Guild's Nockolds trophy a number of times and in 2010 won both the Cross and Cockade World War I aviation art award and the Flypast magazine award for excellence in aviation art. Henry Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, Citroen and Airbus. He is also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the design and use of military land and air vehicles. Peter Bull graduated from art college in 1979 and has worked as a freelance illustrator for over 25 years. He has created both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide, and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in East Sussex, UK, which he founded in 1975.

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Author : James F. Miller
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Data Published : 07 January 2013
ISBN : 1780965990
EAN : 9781780965994
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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