Following the enormous success of 'Aircraft of the Aces: Legends of World War 2', this book celebrates the achievements of some of the world's most remarkable Aces. Thirty full-colour paintings from Osprey's best selling Aircraft of the Aces series have been reproduced here for the first time, and new text by Aircraft of the Aces series editor Tony Holmes introduces the ace pilot featured in each painting and describes the action depicted. From World War I to Vietnam, this gripping and visually spectacular volume brings together some of the greatest and most daring feats in the history of military flight. Colour aircraft profiles and aircraft specifications complete each one of the book's thirty chapters.
About the Author
Tony Holmes has worked as Osprey's aerospace editor since 1989. He established the critically acclaimed and hugely popular Aircraft of the Aces series in 1994.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Generalleutnant Günther Rall a.D. · Introduction by the Artist · Introduction by the Author · Last Kill With Jasta 2 · Nungesser's Nieuport · Fighting 'Cocks' · 'Naval 10' · Death of the 'Red Knight' · First Victory · Duel over the Dolomites · 'Balloon-Buster' · Drachen Slayer · 'Shooting Star' · Barker's Battle · Desert Dogfight · Flying Tigers · Ace in a Day · Burma Battler · Double Centurion · Nip's Nemesis · Italian 'Thunderbolt' · Barker's Battle · Caucasus Clash · 'Palm Sunday Massacre' · Defender of Ling-Ling · Warhawk Ace in a Day · ARR Ace · 'Puma' Pottyondy · Ace of Aces · 'White 27' · Warhawk Ace in a Day · Final Victory · MiG Mauler · Appendices