Spad XIII Vs Fokker D VII: Western Front 1916-18

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Having established its SPAD VII as the most effective French fighter of 1916, the Societ??? Pour l'Aviation at ses D???riv???s strove to improve the model with a 220hp Hispano Suiza 8B engine and two machine guns. Despite initial teething troubles with the new engine, by mid-1918 the SPAD XIII had taken its place as the principal fighter of both France and the US. Meanwhile, the German quest for a successor for their structurally flawed Albatros D V finally bore fruit with the Fokker D VII. Entering combat in May 1918, this ...

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Spad XIII Vs Fokker D VII: Western Front 1916-18
2009, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781846034329

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