Balloon-busting Aces of World War 1

Balloon-busting Aces of World War 1

Description

Tethered balloons have been used for aerial observation since the French Revolution, but in World War I, they reached their zenith as a means of providing a stationary observation platform above the battlefield. It took a special breed of daredevil to take on such odds deep in enemy lines in order to destroy a balloon, with Balloon specialists such as Willy Coppens, Pierre Bourjade and Michel Coiffard rising to the challenge. This book covers the story of these 'balloon busters' from both sides in World War I through a mix of first-hand accounts and expert analysis, which compares tactics, theatres of operation, aircraft types and the overall odds for success.


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Details

Author(s)
Jon Guttman, Harry Dempsey
Format
Paperback | 96 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
Publication date
30 Jul 2005
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
148ill.(40col.).
ISBN10
1841768774
ISBN13
9781841768779
Bestsellers rank
582,226