SPAD XII/XIII Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft of the Aces)

SPAD XII/XIII Aces of World War 1 (Aircraft

This book details the exploits of the pilots who flew the hugely successful SPAD XIII and the trickier SPAD XII. Built in response to the combat inadequacies of the SPAD VII, the XIII first entered service with the French Aviation Militaire in late 1917. Despite suffering engine unreliability, the XIII enjoyed great success on the Western Front, where it was flown by numerous French, American, Italian and Belgian aces, including Eddie Rickenbacker, leading US ace of World War I. The SPAD XII, meanwhile, was the product of numerous improvements to the SPAD VII model. Entering service in July 1917, the aircraft boasted a single-shot 37 mm Puteaux cannon, which had to be hand-reloaded in flight! Tricky to fly, the XII was only issued to experienced pilots, and was flown briefly by a number of aces.

  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
  • ASIN: 1841763160

Building the Dawn Patrol: Volume 1: The Spad XIII

Building the Dawn Patrol: Volume 1: The Spad

Building the Dawn Patrol, Volume 1: Spad XIII is the first book in a series about building and flying Radio Control models of WWI aircraft. The book has 172 photos, all but 12 in color, showing how to build and fly the Spad XIII in its 66 pages. It also has color profiles of 16 individual aircraft and factory color schemes for four different manufacturers as well as drawings of the original aircraft from NASM and stencils to letter the aircraft built by the author.

  • ASIN: 1935881590

SPAD 13 C1. Great War and Occupation Forces (Spotlight ON)

SPAD 13 C1. Great War and Occupation Forces

40 color profiles of the famous : SPAD 13 C1, A French famous WWI fighter. French and other foreign users’ camouflages are shown.

  • ASIN: 8365958414

Spad VII Aces of World War I (Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No 39)

Spad VII Aces of World War I (Osprey

Built by the 'Société Anonyme Pour l'Aviation et ses Dérivés', (SPAD), the SPAD VII was the first successful fighting scout design to emerge from the company that had traded as Duperdussin pre-war. Flown 'from the off' by aces Paul Sauvage and Georges Guynemer, the scouts made an immediate impression. Indeed, the latter pilot was so impressed that he dubbed the Type VII the 'flying machine gun'. The first of two volumes on SPAD aces, this book tells the whole story from the ace perspective. By the time production of the SPAD VII ended in the final months of 1918, around 6000 examples had been built, and Allied aces on every front had enjoyed success with the type.

  • Color: Blue
  • ASIN: 1841762229

Spad Two-seater Fighters Of World War I (fmp)

Spad Two-seater Fighters Of World War I

This book is dedicated to the valiant aircrews of these remarkable airplanes, who pioneered air combat at the dawn of the aviation age.

  • Brand: Brand: Flying Machines Press
  • ASIN: 1891268198

Spad Fighters: The Spad A.2 to XVI in World War I (Legends of Warfare: Aviation)

Spad Fighters: The Spad A.2 to XVI in

This book presents the evolution of one of the most famous French-made fighter aircraft of WWI―the fast, rugged Spad. From humble beginnings this airplane became the mount for such famous WWI aces as Frenchmen Georges Guynemer and René Fonck, American Eddie Rickenbacker, Italian Francesco Baracca, and many others. Illustrated with rare WWI-era photographs, this book examines how the Spad was conceived, built, and flown. Examples of surviving Spad aircraft are highlighted, as well as where they may be seen today all over the world. The book also profiles several still-existing aerodromes in the US where visitors can see a Spad being built, such as the Golden Age Air Museum in Pennsylvania. Or pay a visit to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York and see the only flying Spad VII replica in the world! Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

  • ASIN: 0764356658

Spad Fighters in action - Aircraft No. 93

Spad Fighters in action - Aircraft No.

The SPAD company was one of the leading French manufacturers to produce Fighter Aircraft in WWI. Includes the Spad A.2, Spad 7.C.1, Spad 12.Ca.1, Spad 13.C.1, Spad 17, Spad 21, Spad 14, Spad 22, and Spad 24 variants. Also covers the British Spad 7s, as well as Spads in American service. 118 b/w photos, 39 line drawings, 10 full-color drawings. 50 pages.

  • Brand: SQD1093
  • ASIN: 0897472179

Fighting Cockpits: In the Pilot's Seat of Great Military Aircraft from World War I to Today

Fighting Cockpits: In the Pilot's Seat of Great

What was it like to sit in the pilot's seat and take control of a P-51 Mustang in World War II? What about an F-14 Tomcat at the height of the Cold War? Or a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor today? The cockpits of these fighter and bomber aircraft are revealed in Fighting Cockpits. Showcasing more than 50 of the world's most famous combat cockpits from early World War I aircraft to present-day fighters, this book includes more than 200 rich color photos from photographer Dan Patterson, as well as detailed history about combat cockpit development from aviation expert and historian Donald Nijboer.Presented in large-format, you'll be blown away by studio shot spreads of views from the cockpits, vintage photographs of the aircrafts in action, and modern photography of surviving crafts. This book will complete any history buff or aviation enthusiast's library.Aircraft include:Wind in the Wires: Nieuport 28, Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5, Bristol F.2, Fokker Dr.I, Sopwith Camel, Sopwith Triplane, AEG G.IV, SPAD VII, Halberstadt CL.IV, Fokker D.VIIThe Rise of the Monoplane: Martin MB-2, Hawker Hind, Fiat CR.32, Boeing P-26 Peashooter, Curtiss F9C, Sparrowhawk, Vought SB2U Vindicator, Westland Lysander, PZL P.11World War II: Supermarine Spitfire, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Republic P-47 Thunderbol...

  • Brand: Zenith Pr
  • ASIN: 0760349568

SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII: Western Front 1916-18 (Duel)

SPAD XIII vs Fokker D VII: Western Front

Having established its SPAD VII as the most effective French fighter of 1916, the Societé Pour l'Aviation at ses Dérivés 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 plane earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII's greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding durability, proved a fearsome rival. This is the gripping story of two of the best fighters produced in World War I - the SPAD XIII and the Fokker D VII - as they dueled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war. Never before published artwork, including fascinating cockpit illustrations, reveal several dramatic clashes between the two foes while diary entries and first-hand accounts from the pilots bring this classic World War I duel to life with intimate detail.

  • Brand: Osprey
  • ASIN: 1846034329

Classic Military Aircraft: The World's Fighting Aircraft, 1914-1945

Classic Military Aircraft: The World's Fighting Aircraft,

Classic Military Aircraft is a comprehensive guide to the world’s fighting aircraft from the beginning of World War I to the end of World War II. Packed with fascinating information, this book covers an array of biplane, triplane and monoplane designs, from World War I scouts, through the dead ends and unusual prototypes of the interwar years, to high-powered World War II aircraft such as the P-51 Mustang and Supermarine Spitfire. Aircraft featured include World War I legends such as the Fokker Dr.I triplane flown by the Red Baron, the timeless SPAD XIII, and British stalwarts of the Western Front including the Sopwith Pup and R.A.F. RE.8. Early World War II types include the Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf 109. Veterans of the Pacific war featured include the Grumman F4F Wildcat and B-29 Superfortress. Classic Military Aircraft contains detailed spreads on more than 220 combat aircraft from more than 30 years of aviation. Each aircraft is covered in detail, with feature boxes outlining its development, technical specifications, performance data, and variants. Unique graphics allow the reader to compare specific features such as firepower, troop-carrying capacity, and bombload against other aircraft of the same type.

  • Brand: Brand: Amber Books
  • ASIN: 1907446397

SPAD S.VII fighter aircraft diecast 1:72 model (Amercom SL-4)

SPAD S.VII fighter aircraft diecast 1:72 model (Amercom

Model packed in blister.

  • Brand: SPAD S.VII fighter aircraft model
  • ASIN: 8325208317

US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War (Combat Aircraft)

US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam

Osprey's examination of the A-1 Skyraider Units' participation in the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Designed and built as a carrier-based attack aircraft in 1944, the A-1 reached frontline units too late to see combat in World War II (1939-1945). With the advent of jets in the late 1940s, the Skyraider was seen as a dated throwback to the golden age of piston-engined naval aviation. Despite its days seemingly numbered, the A-1 proved to be a huge success in the Korean War. Remaining in production through to 1957, some 3,180 Skyraiders had been built by the time the last one left the Douglas plant. Nicknamed the ''flying dump truck'', the A-1 remained a key component in naval air wings into the 1960s, allowing the aircraft to play its part in the escalating conflict in Vietnam. Both A-1 attack and EA-1F airborne early warning aircraft saw action in Southeast Asia from 1960 through to 1969, when the last examples were finally retired from carrier decks. The A-1s in particular bombed targets in both North and South Vietnam, despite the aircraft being highly vulnerable to enemy flak and fighters. Co-written by a two-tour Vietnam War combat veteran in the A-1, this is the first book that focuses exclusively on the aircraft's service in Vietnam, providing a must-have volume for Vietnam avia...

  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Publishing
  • ASIN: 1846034108

SPAD VII vs Albatros D III: 1917-18 (Duel)

SPAD VII vs Albatros D III: 1917-18

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 at a high price - a disturbing tendency for the single-spar lower wing to fail in a dive. While Albatros (and the Austrian Oeffag firm, which built the fighter under license) sought to alleviate that weakness with various reinforcing measures, the Germans developed tactics to maximize the D III's strengths and minimize its shortcomings. At the same time, the French worked to improve the SPAD VII with more power and a more reliable cooling system before moving on to the twin-gunned SPAD XIII. While all that was going on, the Albatros D III became a mainstay of the German and Austro-Hungarian air services in frequent encounters with SPAD VIIs flown by French, Belgian, British, Italian and American airmen.

  • Brand: Osprey
  • ASIN: 1849084750

Classic World War I Aircraft Profiles, Volume 1: Fokker Fighters,SE5 & 5A,Siemens Schuckert British & American DH4,Curtiss Jenny,Spad Fighters,de Havilland DH1 & DH2 (Classic WWI Aircraft Profiles)

Classic World War I Aircraft Profiles, Volume 1:

     Seven chapters give potted histories of each of the types covered. Each is accompanied by line drawings, while 16 color plates show both normal camouflage and a selection of the personalized markings used by many of the aces.

  • Brand: Brand: Cerberus Publishing Ltd.
  • ASIN: 1841451010

SPAD 61C1, SPAD 51C1, Wibault 70C1 (Polish Wings) (Polish Edition)

SPAD 61C1, SPAD 51C1, Wibault 70C1 (Polish Wings)

The book is divided into four parts, with the first three being devoted to the biplanes in question. The Polish Air force operated many types of aircraft and this volume looks at the use of the Spad 61C1, Spad 51C1 and the Wibault 70C1.

  • ASIN: 8389450208

Home Comforts Laminated Poster Colombey-les-Belles Aerodrome1st Air Depot SPAD Aircraft Source: Series 1, Paris Headquarters and Vivid Imagery Poster Print 24 x 36

Home Comforts Laminated Poster Colombey-les-Belles Aerodrome1st Air Depot

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  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Home Comforts
  • ASIN: B07S2XZ1YW

Flying Low


From cowboy to captain, the author had a wild ride through Arizona cattle country, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and several Pentagon Wars. From 1956 to 1980, as a Navy jet pilot, admiral's aide, and military analyst, he fought and survived by always, always flying low.

  • ASIN: 110538439X

Military Aircraft Wall Decals - Spad XIII 12" Removable Wall Graphic

Military Aircraft Wall Decals - Spad XIII 12"

Transform your room with freshly printed Wallmonkeys vinyl decals - Wallmonkeys decals can transform your lonely walls. We have the largest selection of wall stickers online with access to thousands of inspired prints. Find wall decals in the form of creative cartoons, vector illustrations and realistic photographs. Our premium material and superior inks guarantee you the highest quality vinyl wall decals money can buy. What makes Wallmonkeys wall decals the best money can buy? - Every decal is custom printed, one at a time, just for your wall, in Gaithersburg, MD, USA. We use the highest quality printers, inks, and materials available. Our decals are environmentally friendly, and simple to install. Remove our decals and reapply them in another location with ease. Wallmonkeys decals will never leave a mark, or damage your walls. Wallmonkeys has the largest selection of wall decals on Amazon. Decorating your home has never been easier with hundreds of thousands of images to choose from. Search our collection to find exactly what your heart desires. Available in a variety of sizes and prices, WallMonkeys are always a perfect fit. To select the proper size of decals for your wall, measure the empty space you have to work with. Usually, selecting the item closest, but not larger than...

  • Brand: Wallmonkeys
  • ASIN: B004R2B5CO

The Nieuport 28: America's First Fighter

The Nieuport 28: America's First

The first squadrons of American-trained fighter pilots to enter combat in April 1918 during World War I were equipped with the Nieuport 28. Douglas Campbell, Jimmy Meissner, and Eddie Rickenbacker, were among those who cut their teeth on the Nieuport 28 fighter and gained the experience, skills, and confidence necessary to survive and succeed in aerial combat. This book provides an exhaustive history of the Nieuport 28, from its design inception in 1917, through its combat service with the U.S. Air Service, and into the postwar era. Replete with pilot reports, maps, over 400 photographs, and specially commissioned technical drawings and color profiles this book is a fitting testament to the Nieuport 28.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • ASIN: 0764329332

Navy Attack: Spads, Scooters and Whales (Osprey Colour Series)

Navy Attack: Spads, Scooters and Whales (Osprey Colour

Book by Rene J. Francillon, Peter B. Lewis

  • Brand: Brand: Osprey Pub Co
  • ASIN: 0850459699

Rickenbacker Spad XIII WWI Fighter Aircraft Plane T-shirt

Rickenbacker Spad XIII WWI Fighter Aircraft Plane

Spad XIII airplane flown during WW1 by American ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, of the 94 Aero "Hat in the Ring" Squadron as flown in September 1918. Great gift for fans of aviation history, avgeeks, pilots, military aviators and veterans and WW1 aircraft fans.

  • Color: Grey
  • Brand: Spad XIII Fighter Plane Aircraft Tees

NewRay Spad S.V II British WWI Fighter Kit

NewRay Spad S.V II British WWI Fighter

The SPAD S.VII was the first of a series of highly successful biplane fighter aircraft produced by SociŽtŽ Pour L'Aviation et ses DŽrivŽs (SPAD) during the First World War. Like its successors, the S.VII was renowned as a sturdy and rugged aircraft with good climbing and diving characteristics. It was also a stable gun platform, although pilots used to the more manoeuvrable Nieuport fighters found it heavy on the controls. It was flown by a number of the famous aces, such as France's Georges Guynemer, Italy's Francesco Baracca and Australia's Alexander Pentland.

  • Color: Others
  • Brand: NewRay
  • ASIN: B004E5J68Y
  • UPC: 093577202274

Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos

Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and

They flew low and slow, at treetop level, at night, in monsoons, and in point-blank range of enemy guns and missiles. They were missions no one else wanted, but the ones all other pilots prayed for when shot down. Flying the World War II-vintage Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-engine, propeller-driven relic in a war of “fast-movers,” these intrepid US Air Force pilots, call sign Sandy, risked their lives with every mission to rescue thousands of downed Navy and Air Force pilots.With a flashback memory and a style all his own, George J. Marrett depicts some of the most dangerous aerial combat of any war. The thrilling rescue of “Streetcar 304” and William Jones's selfless act of heroism that earned him the Medal of Honor are but two of the compelling tales he recounts. Here too are the courages Jolly Green Giant helicopter crews, parajumpers, and forward air controllers who worked with the Sandys over heavily defended jungles and mountains well behind enemy lines.Passionate, mordantly witty, and filled with heart-pounding adrenaline, Cheating Death reads like the finest combat fiction, but it is the real deal: its heroes, cowards, jokers, and casualties all have names and faces readers will find difficult to forget.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Brand: Brand: Smithsonian
  • ASIN: 1588341046

Spad scouts SVII-SXIII (Arco-Aircam aviation series, no. 9)

Spad scouts SVII-SXIII (Arco-Aircam aviation series, no.


  • ASIN: 0668021101
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