Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1 by Norman FranksSopwith Pup Aces of World War 1 by Norman Franks

Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1

byNorman FranksIllustratorHarry Dempsey

Paperback | July 13, 2005

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The Sopwith Pup was the forerunner of the hugely successful Sopwith Camel, which duly became the most successful fighter of World War 1. The first proper British fighting scout, the first Pups - the Royal Naval Air Service - arrived on the Western Front in 1916. Although regarded as a 'nice' aeroplane to fly, pilots who used it in combat gained much success during the first half of 1917. The Royal Flying Corps also used the Pup from January 1917 onwards, with the final combats with the machine occurring in December of that year. This book describes the combat careers of the successful Pup aces, how they flew and how they fought.
Norman Franks lives in East Sussex and is a recognised authority on both World War 1 and World War 2 aviation history. With around 80 published works on his subject, he has written many titles for Osprey.
Title:Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.87 × 7.23 × 0.24 inPublished:July 13, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841768863

ISBN - 13:9781841768861

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Pup/With the RNAS in 1916/RNAS and RC in 'Bloody April'/Summer 1917/Autumn 1917/Appendices

Editorial Reviews

"I have reviewed a few of the Osprey 'Aces of.' titles and found this book to be of the same high quality as the rest of the series. The photography and color plates are outstanding... Overall, this is an excellent book, and I highly recommend it." -Rob Auer, Proceedings