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By Paolo Varriale

Austro-Hungarian produced a sequence of negative fighter forms similar to the Phönix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I throughout the early levels of the battle, and it was once no longer until eventually licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III started to achieve Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in might 1917 that the fortunes of pilots started to lookup. not like the German-built Albatrosen, which in the beginning suffered wing disasters in flight, the Oeffag airplane have been way more powerful than German D IIs and D IIIs. in addition they displayed enhanced velocity, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely more secure flight features. Such attributes have been used to the entire by way of all of the top Austro-Hungarian aces, together with Brumowski, Arigi, Kiss and Linke-Crawford, who fought Italian pilots in Hanriots and SPADs, in addition to British pilots in Camels and Bristol opponents. The exploits of Austro-Hungarian aces have been at first delivered to the eye of English-speaking readers within the Nineteen Eighties in the course of the pioneering paintings of Martin O'Connor. an extra 30 years of extra examine has allowed Paolo Varriale to combine and replace his paintings, rectifying a few inaccuracies and including new info and a great number of unpublished images. The cautious crosschecking of Allied assets with Austrian and German documents shape the foundation for a close reconstruction of the dogfights fought by way of the top aces. This painstaking learn permits many myths to be uncovered and mistakes to be corrected. The publication will conceal using Albatros warring parties at the Italian and jap Fronts, from the fighters' preliminary arrival in mid 1917 via to the final days of warfare. it's going to additionally chart the careers of the Austro-Hungarian aces that flew the D II and D III, their successes and their defeats, with additional info approximately their own historical past and their post-war lives within the international locations born from the cave in of the Hapsburg Empire. a few forty nine pilots accomplished acedom in the course of international struggle 1, and the majority of those pilots made their claims flying the 586 Oeffag-built Albatrosen.

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