German Fighter Aircraft In World War I; Design, Construction and Innovation.

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Author: Gary Connor
Date: Winter 2020
From: Air Power History(Vol. 67, Issue 4)
Publisher: Air Force Historical Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 458 words
Lexile Measure: 1230L

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German Fighter Aircraft In World War I; Design, Construction and Innovation. By Mark C Wilkins. Havertown PA: Casemate Publishers, 2019. Photographs. Drawings. Illustrations. Pp. 192. $37.95. ISBN: 978-161200619-2

Wilkins sets an extraordinarily high bar for this book. While committing to discuss design, construction, and innovation of German fighter aircraft in World War I, he expands his mandate to include technology borrowed from Allied aircraft. He even delves into post-war technology shifts when German aircraft manufacturers sought copyright protection for their wartime advances. And Wilkins proposes to do this in just 190 pages. The result is more of a survey of the topics than a true in-depth analysis. Granted, it is a lavishly illustrated survey...

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