Austro-Hungarian Albatros Aces of World War 1

Austro-Hungarian industry produced a series of poor fighter types such as the Phonix D I and Hansa-Brandenburg D I during the early stages of the war,...
ISBN: 9781849087476
Author: Paolo Varriale
Page: 96
Binding: Soft cover
Publication date: 2012
Format: Book
Publisher: OSPREY PUBLISHING
Language: English

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...and it was not until licence-built examples of the battle-proven Albatros and D II and D III began to reach Fliegerkompagnien, or Fliks, in May 1917 that the fortunes of pilots began to look up. Unlike the German-built Albatrosen, the Oeffag aircraftwere far more robust than German D IIs and D IIIs. They also displayed superior speed, climb, manoeuvrability and infinitely safer flight characteristics.

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