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Aircraft of the Aces Sopwith Pup Aces of WWI Osprey Books

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Great Book by Osprey Publishing. 96 pages
The Sopwith Pup was the forerunner of the hugely successful Sopwith Camel, which duly became the most successful fighter of WW 1. The first proper British fighting scout, the first Pups the Royal Naval Air Service arrived on the Western Front in 1916. Although regarded as a nice aeroplane to fly, pilots who used it in combat once they had survived their initial dogfights with the experienced German Jasta pilots gained much success during the first half of 1917. The Royal Flying Corps also used the Pup from January 1917 onwards, with the final combats with the machine occurring in December of that year. Many Pup pilots went on to enjoy successful combat careers with the Camel and the Triplane, which is remarkable when you consider that they were up against the deadly Albatros scouts with their twin Spandau machine guns the Pup was armed with just a solitary Vickers gun! The familiar and successful format of previous WW 1 Aircraft of the Aces volumes will be continued with this latest book, the text describing the combat careers of the successful Pup aces, how they flew and how they fought.