Nieuport Aircraft of World War One by Ray Sanger soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Marlborough: The Crowood Press, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Plans;
From the cover: Edouard Nieuport was one of the early aviation pioneers. Although he and his brother were killed in flying accidents before World War One, the company he founded and its successors produced aircraft until the company was nationalized just before World War Two.
Nieuport began, like many other aviation pioneers, as a manufacturer of car components. He flew his first aircraft in 1910 and his subsequent monoplane designs won important military contracts before World War One. Soon after his death in 1911, the technical direction of the company was taken over by Gustave Delage, and it was his biplane designs that won acclaim during World War One. Nieuport designs were produced not only in France but also in Britain, Italy and Russia, and were used by many other air forces, including that of the United States. After the War, developments of the wartime designs continued to win military orders, claim world speed and altitude records and win races.
This book covers not only the development of these aircraft, during a period of great technical advances, but also their combat histories in such diverse areas as the Western Front, Russia, Italy, the Aegean and the Middle East. Including comprehensive information on Nieuport-Macchi land and sea planes, the products of the British Nieuport company and other licence builders, and the post-war development of World War One-period designs, Nieuport Aircraft of World War One is truly comprehensive. Packed with rare photographs and invaluable information, it will be a must-buy for anyone interested in the aircraft of the Great War.
In the Crowood Aviation series.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Index. Bibliography. 11¼” x 9″.