Название: Mount of Aces: The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a Автор: Paul R Hare Издательство: Fonthill Media ISBN: 1781551154 Год: 2013 Формат: PDF (conv) Страниц: 196 Для сайта:gayrussia.ru Размер: 7,5 МБ Язык: Английский
From the author of Fonthill Media's Fokker Fodder: The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c, is a fitting testament to a legendary fighter. Arguably, the Sopwith Camel may be the best known British fighter plane of the First World War that took on the mighty and feared Jastas over the killing fields that were the trenches. However, almost all the highest scoring aces including McCudden and Mannock preferred the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a. It was well-armed, fast, highly manoeuvrable and a superb gun platform, and yet it was easy and safe for even the most sketchily trained pilot to fly. The S.E.5a was deadly. Not only could it absorb punishment and turn on a penny, it packed a wallop with its .303 Vickers and .303 Lewis machine guns. Over 5,500 examples were produced in the war and Major Edward C. 'Mick' Mannock scored fifty of his seventy-three victories in the S.E.5a. The S.E.5a helped turn the tide of war in the Allies' favour.