French Aircraft of the First World War by James J. Davilla & Arthur M. Soltan soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Stratford, Connecticut: Flying Machines Press, 1997, Hardback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks; Plans (Many Fold-Out);
From the cover: French Aircraft of the First World War presents for the first time the full story of these fascinating and important aircraft. During WWI the French aviation industry was the mainstay of Allied airpower, supplying all Allied powers with aircraft. Now this story is presented with the quality you expect from Flying Machines Press:
640+ over-size, fact-filled pages covering all 400 French aircraft of the First World War.
More than 950 photos, many rare and never previously published.
180 three-view aircraft drawings to standard modelers scales of 1/72 (130 drawings) and 1/144 (50 drawings), many never before available.
25 pages of exceptional color plates illustrating 61 aircraft especially produced to xomplement the text by Alan Durkota, author and illustrator of The Imperial Russian Air Service.
Nearly 300,000 words of text, including extensive operational details and order of battle information never before published.
Pictorial boards. [VI] 618 pages. Index. 12¼” x 9¼”.