New Book Examines British Approach to Fighter Design in WW1

In has latest book, British Fighter Aircraft in WWI: Design, Construction and Innovation author Mark C. Wilkins “focuses on the British approach to fighter design, construction, and mass production” during the Great War:

World War I witnessed unprecedented growth and innovation in aircraft design, construction, and as the war progressed—mass production. Each country generated its own innovations sometimes in surprising ways—Albatros Fokker, Pfalz, and Junkers in Germany and Nieuport, Spad, Sopwith and Bristol in France and Britain… Each manufacturer and design team vied for the upper hand and deftly and quickly appropriated good ideas from other companies—be they friend or foe. Developments in tactics and deployment also influenced design—from the early reconnaissance planes, to turn fighters, finally planes that relied upon formation tactics, speed, and firepower. Advances were so great that the postwar industry seemed bland by comparison.

The book follows Wilkins previous release German Fighter Aircraft in World War I: Design, Construction and Innovation. It measures 8″ x 0.6″ x 10.1″ and spans 192 pages.

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