DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 (Duel, Volume by James Miller

By James Miller

The appearance and deployment of the Royal Flying Corps' Airco DH 2 in 1916 successfully eradicated the 'scourge' of aerial dominance loved by means of the Fokker Eindecker monoplanes. Spearheaded by means of No 24 Sqn and led through Victoria go recipient Lanoe Hawker, the ungainly but nimble DH 2 - with its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording first-class visibility and doing away with the necessity for a synchronised computer gun - had wrested air superiority from the Germans by means of the spring after which maintained it throughout the conflict of the Somme that summer season. even if, by way of autumn German reorganisation had visible the beginning of the Jagdstaffel and arrival of the hot Albatros D II, a graceful inline-engined computer outfitted for pace and twin-gun firepower. therefore, for the rest of the yr an epic fight for aerial superiority raged above the horrors of the Somme battlefields, pitting the manoeuvrable but under-gunned DH 2s - that have been additionally suffering from sundry engine malfunctions - opposed to the fewer nimble but greater armed and swifter Albatros D IIs. finally the Germans could regain air superiority, 3 squadron commanders - of whom have been thought of pinnacles in their respective air forces - may lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) might triumph in a mythical dogfight and accomplish unimagined heights battling with strategies realized from a fallen mentor.

Show description

Read Online or Download DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 (Duel, Volume 42) PDF

Similar military books

For the Common Defense: A Military History of the United States from 1607 to 2012

Referred to as “the preeminent survey of yankee army history” by way of Russell F. Weigley, America’s greatest army historian, For the typical security is a vital contribution to the sector of army heritage. This rigorously researched 3rd version presents the main entire and present heritage of usa safety coverage and armed forces associations and the behavior of America’s wars.

Vietnam Gun Trucks (New Vanguard, Volume 184)

While US wrestle devices started arriving in Vietnam in mid-1965 they have been at the beginning dependent in coastal towns. Munitions and provides have been introduced via sea at ports to at once provide the newly arrived forces. It used to be no longer lengthy prior to American devices started to enterprise into the nation-state to interact the VC within the parts they managed.

American Military History: 1775-1902

American army Historycuts to the guts of every conflict or army crusade in American background. initially designed with destiny usa military officials in brain, it is a actual nuts and bolts method of army background. quantity 1 of this landmark paintings bargains a distinct chance to benefit the rules of battle as visible by way of the present U.

The military revolution: Military innovation and the rise of the West, 1500-1800

Good ahead of the economic Revolution, Europe constructed some of the best army power and services that enabled her to dominate the realm for the subsequent centuries. during this attractively illustrated and up to date variation, Geoffrey Parker discusses the key adjustments within the army perform of the West in this time period--establishment of larger armies, construction of more desirable warships, the function of firearms--and argues that those significant alterations amounted to a "military revolution" that gave Westerners a determined virtue over humans of alternative continents.

Additional info for DH 2 vs Albatros D I/D II: Western Front 1916 (Duel, Volume 42)

Sample text

However in 2003 IMO brought forward the cut-off for operation of Cat 1 tankers to 2005 (many Unrep ships would be subject to this) and Cat 2 and 3 tankers to 2010 – hence the accelerated acquisition timescales facing many navies. But double hulls are only part of the fuel oil issue. Naval ships run on F76, a distillate fuel similar to the commercially available Marine Gas Oil (MGO). Unlike MGO, F76 has often been stored for long periods of time before use on the naval ship. Contamination with particulates, water and microbial growth means that ‘dirty’ fuel will be transferred unless significant and continuous cleaning is undertaken underway by the delivering ship: the frigate Captain will be distinctly unhappy to receive dirty fuel which will then overwhelm his own fuel polishing system [3].

C) Mechanical - - above 17 knots the ship switches to a conventional mechanical drive with diesels driving CPsP directly through a gearbox. d) Mechanically boosted electric drive – for maximum ship speed both mechanical drive and electric drive can be added together. Firstly, one can conclude that there is a significantly higher initial cost for podded propulsion, which, for say an amphibious vessel can be justified in terms of increased manoeuvrability, improved internal space and reduced build cost.

Figure 12 shows the General Arrangements. Figure 12 – General Arrangement Plans The accommodation is designed to support a combined navy and civilian complement. The naval cabins are located around the inside of the aft accommodation area and the civilian crew cabins are to merchant accommodation standards, with natural light around the outside of the area. All cabins are en-suite in this © 2007: The Royal Institution of Naval Architects example. Within the aft area are the frozen, cold and dry provisions storerooms with access to the stores deck and flightdeck via a lift.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 50 votes