The roll of single seat fighters grew into multioperational duties. These were first developed to answer the threat of enemy aircraft by intercepting them and preventing them from reporting back with photos and information on German troop movements in 1914-1916. But later in the war they were given increased responsibilities and served in not only defensive rolls, but in aggresive patrols into areas well behind the enemy lines.
Digging back to 1978 we come across one of the better references designed for the amature historian and modeler on the subject of WWI British aviation units. The author is Mr. Alex Revell and its is still available on Amazon. This book lends to accurate and well written historical text but also includes the organizational facts on the first units by tables in the appendices.
Author: Alex Revell
Title: British Fighter Units: Western Front 1917-1918 Airwar 18
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (July 15, 1978)
Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
Originally it sold for $5.25 in 1978.
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Highs: A large amount of details and a good introduction to the subject in a streamlined format.Lows: This work is limited in nature due to the subject matter and is only a starting place for expanded studies.Verdict: Part 2 of 2 and it is an impressive reference and has stood the test of time well.
About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash) FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES
I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...