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German Fighter Units Airwar 13
Fliegertruppe 1914 - May 1917,
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

Before there were Albatros D types there were Fokker, Pfalz, Euler and Halberstadt single seat fighters. These were developed to answer the threat of enemy aircraft by intercepting them and preventing them from reporting back with photos and information on German troop movements in 1914-1916.

Digging back to 1978 we come across one of the better references designed for the amature historian and modeler on the subject of early German aviation units. The author was the late Alex Imrie and its is still available on Amazon. This book not only lends to accurate and well written historical text but also includes the organizational facts on the first Jagdstaffels.

Written by Alex Imrie
Title: German Fighter Units 1914 - May 1917, Airwar 13
Paperback monograph: 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 15, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0850452907
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.1 x 0.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces.

Originally it sold for $5.25 in 1978.

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Highs: Great details and a good introduction to the subject in a streamlined format.
Lows: Some information is considered basic as more information has become available since its publishing.
Verdict: Excellent basis for study of the German Fliegertruppe in early WWI.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: ISBN-13: 978-0850452907
  Suggested Retail: S24.99 - 48.99
  Related Link: Amazon
  PUBLISHED: Oct 20, 2013

About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash)

I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...

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