The Nieuport 28: America's First Fighter

The Nieuport 28: America's First Fighter

by Theodore Hamady

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764329333
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 06/28/2008
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,246,395
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I've seen of the Nieuport 28.  Exacting historical detail.  Follows the complete efurbishment of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's -28.