Published August 25, 2001
by Osprey Publishing .
Written in English
|Series||Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 39|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||96|
Flown ‘from the off' by aces Paul Sauvage and Georges Guynemer, the scouts made an immediate impression. Indeed, the latter pilot was so impressed that he dubbed the Type VII the ‘flying machine gun'. The first of two volumes on SPAD aces, this book tells the whole story from the ace perspective. By the time production of the SPAD VII ended. The SPAD VII was the first effective French heavy fighter scout of World War I. It was also the preferred mount of many leading allied aces including the British, Americans, Belgians, Italians and Read more. Built by the 'Societe Anonyme Pour l'Aviation et ses Derives', (SPAD), the SPAD VII was the first successful fighting scout design to emerge from the company that had traded as Duperdussin pre-war. Flown 'from the off' by aces Paul Sauvage and Georges . SPAD VII Aces of World War I, Jon Guttman Osprey Aircraft of the Aces. The SPAD VII was one of the most important Allied fighters of the First World War, serving with the French from the summer of well into It was also used by Britain, the United States, Belgium, Italy and Russia during its two year long military career.
Spad VII Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 39) by Jon Guttman | out of 5 stars 5. Paperback $ $ Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances: Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide: Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data. The first of two volumes on SPAD aces, this book tells the whole story from the ace perspective. By the time production of the SPAD VII ended in the final months of , around examples had been built, and Allied aces on every front had enjoyed success with the type. This book details the exploits of the pilots who flew the hugely successful SPAD XIII and the trickier SPAD XII. Built in response to the combat inadequacies of the SPAD VII, the XIII first entered service with the French Aviation Militaire in late Despite suffering engine unreliability, the XIII enjoyed great success on the Western Front, where it was flown by numerous French, American. Pilots flew a variety of fighter types, with French Nieuport scouts and SPAD VIIs proving to be the most popular, and effective, aeroplanes to see service on this front. The exploits of these aces are detailed here, with information based on material newly sourced .