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The Resource Mount of aces : the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Paul R. Hare

Mount of aces : the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Paul R. Hare

Label
Mount of aces : the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Title
Mount of aces
Title remainder
the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Hare
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c, Mount of Aces: The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a 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. After the war, examples took part in air races and were employed in the 'sky-writings' industry for advertising purposes in both Britain and America. And today, all over the world, home-builders are producing reproductions of the S.E.5a for sport and leisure flying, a fitting tribute to a design now nearly a century old and an appropriate memorial to the thousands of pilots who flew it in combat in defence of their country"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hare, Paul R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • S.E.5 (Fighter plane)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Label
Mount of aces : the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Paul R. Hare
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ancestry -- Birth of the S.E.5 -- Prototypes -- A tragedy -- Production begins -- Into service -- Mass production -- Squadron service -- Engine trouble -- Training -- Home defence -- Experimental modifications -- Mount of aces -- Foreign fields and other forces -- After the war -- Civilian life -- The S.E.5 today -- Data Schedule -- S.E.5 aces
Control code
ocn897428862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781781552889
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014466192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)897428862
Label
Mount of aces : the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a, Paul R. Hare
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Ancestry -- Birth of the S.E.5 -- Prototypes -- A tragedy -- Production begins -- Into service -- Mass production -- Squadron service -- Engine trouble -- Training -- Home defence -- Experimental modifications -- Mount of aces -- Foreign fields and other forces -- After the war -- Civilian life -- The S.E.5 today -- Data Schedule -- S.E.5 aces
Control code
ocn897428862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781781552889
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014466192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)897428862

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