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Se 5a Vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18

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Amid the ongoing quest for aerial superiority during World War I, the late spring of 1917 saw two competing attempts to refine proven designs. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE 5a incorporated improvements to the original SE 5 airframe along with 50 more horsepower to produce a fast, reliable ace-maker. The Albatros D V, a sleeker development of the deadly D III of 'Bloody April' notoriety, proved to be more disappointing as it suffered a rash of lower wing failures. Nevertheless, Albatrosen remained the most numerically ...

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Se 5a Vs Albatros D V: Western Front 1917-18
2009, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846034718

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