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The World War I Aviator’s Pocket Manual (Hardback)

Aviation > WWI WWI

Edited by Dr Chris McNab
Imprint: Casemate Publishers
Series: Pocket Manuals
Pages: 160
Illustrations: 40 b/w images and photos
ISBN: 9781612005843
Published: 31st March 2018

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Aviation was still in its infancy when World War I broke out. The first men to take to the skies above the battlefield undertook reconnaissance. Pilots and observers soon branched out into primitive bombing attempts, and attacking enemy aircraft when they came into contact. Nascent air forces produced manuals to help these pioneers as they took warfare into a new dimension.Pulling together information from British manuals such as A Few Hints for the Flying Officer and Practical Flying, as well as American, German and French training guides, this pocket manual shows what type of information the pilots were given. From the basics of how to care for, start, and fly an aircraft, through tactics and strategy in the air, identifying whether vehicles below were friend or foe, interacting with mechanics, and coordinating with army or naval forces, this fascinating time capsule opens up the world of the Great War aviator. With introductions to the manuals by Chris McNab, setting them in context and providing background.

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About Dr Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab is a writer and editor specialising in military history, with a major research interest in the evolution of modern manoeuvre warfare. He has written or contributed to numerous titles, including Campaigns of World War II, Order of Battle: German Kriegsmarine, Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe, World War II Data Book: The Third Reich, 1933–45 and World War II Data Book: The SS, 1923–45.

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