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Spad VII Vs Albatros D III: 1917-18

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When originally conceived, the French SPAD VII and German Albatros D II represented steps away from an emphasis on maneuver in aerial combat in favor of speed and durability - factors that came into play in hit-and-run tactics. At the end of 1916, however, Albatros tried to have the best of both worlds by incorporating the sesquiplane wing of the nimble Nieuport 17 into its D III. The result combined the better downward view and maneuverability of the Nieuport with the power and twin machine guns of the Albatros D II, but ...

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Spad VII vs Albatros D III: 1917-18
2011, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781849084758

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