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This book describes and illustrates Germany’s 1918 fighter development through the story of the three Fighter Competitions with more than 215 rare photos illustrating 70 fighter designs, 65 color profiles, and performance specifications. The German fighter competitions are discussed in the context of the evolving combat environment and Germany’s strategic situation. Scale drawings of the Aviatik D.VI and D.VII, Kondor D.II, D.VI, and E.III, SSW D.VI, Fokker V29, Daimler L11, and Zeppelin D.I to 1/48 scale are included in the book’s 166 pages. The book is of interest to aviation historians, enthusiasts, and modelers alike.
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Jack Herris has a long history with aviation. His parents started dating while car-pooling together to North American Aviation during WW2. Jack’s father built P-51s, including parts for the first P-51 Mustang ever built, and his mother built B-25s. In 1971 Jack graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He then served as a Naval Aviator, flying P-3B Orion aircraft with VP-46. After leaving the navy he worked in the Laser Fusion Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, then worked in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. He holds CFI, CFI-I, CFI-ME, ATP, and Learjet type ratings. Jack is a long-time member of the League of WWI Aviation Historians, and before that the Cross & Cockade Society, and has written more than a dozen articles on WWI aircraft published in their quarterly journal, Over the Front and has edited several issues of that journal. He brings insight into these aircraft both from his engineering and military pilot experience. In 1992 he founded Flying Machines Press to publish aviation history books and after publishing a number of titles, sold Flying Machines Press in 2000. He became a repeat offender by starting Aeronaut Books, which published its first two new aviation books in November 2010. For more information, see the website at www.aeronautbooks.com. Jack has written the following books on WWI aircraft: Pfalz Aircraft of World War I SPAD Two-Seat Fighters of World War I Aircraft of WWI: 1914–1918 Development of German Warplanes in WWI German Seaplane Fighters of WWI Nachtflugzeug! German N-Types of WWI Pfalz Aircraft of World War I Gotha Aircraft of World War I Germany’s Triplane Craze Germany’s Fighter Competitions of 1918
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Book Description Aeronaut Books, 2013. Condition: New. Bob Pearson (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1935881167
Book Description Aeronaut Books. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 166 pages. 10.90x8.40x0.60 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1935881167