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German Fighter Units Airwar 17
Fliegertruppe June 1917 -1918
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by: Stephen T. Lawson [ JACKFLASH ]

With the expansion of "Amerika Programe" (German preparations for America's joining the allied forces) and development of newer fighter aircraft the German Fliegertruppen (air service) soldiered along. Lessons learned in the first years were honed to more efficient operations and Geschwaders (fighter wings) were organized with air operations policies rules and procedures introduced. This is a compact assessment of those days in the German air service.

Digging back to 1978 we come across one of the better series of 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 Jagdstaffels (German fighter units).

Written by Alex Imrie
Title: German Fighter Units 1917-1918, Airwar 17.
Paperback Monograph : 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 15, 1978)
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.2 x 0.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 7 ounces

Originally sold for $5.28 in 1978.

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Highs: Great historican details and a good introduction to the subject in a streamlined format.
Lows: Some markings information is considered basic as more information has become available since its publishing.
Verdict: Excellent basis for study of the German Fliegertruppe in late WWI.
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  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: 978-0850452891
  Suggested Retail: $8.59 - 15.00
  Related Link: Amazon
  PUBLISHED: Nov 10, 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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