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Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen stands as the most famous fighter pilot of all time. The image of Richthofen and his all-red Fokker triplane are ubiquitous symbols of German aerial might. From the outset he set and achieved his goals with a focus and determination that overcame initial shortcomings, propelling him from an unknown two-seater pilot
into a brilliant airman, tactician, leader, mentor, hero and, ultimately,
a martyr of Germany.
In this limited run and outstanding new study, James Miller focuses not only on Richthofenâ€™s stick-and-rudder abilities but also the aircraft with which he prosecuted war. Also Richthofenâ€™s epic battle with Hawker, the events of his July 1917 wounding, his â€˜rivalryâ€™ with Voss, and several inaccurate yet persistent myths are examined in unprecedented detail, all of which are augmented by 90 rare photographs, medical illustrations, and 26 of Millerâ€™s beautiful detailed colour aircraft profiles and 12 wing plan views.
Manfred von Richthofen â€“ The Aircraft, Myths and Accomplishments of â€˜The Red Baronâ€™ forms one of the most comprehensive and refreshing accounts published in recent years.
Soft cover, 8.3" x 11.7", 96 pages, 90 rare b+w photographs, 26 beautiful colour artwork profiles and 12 wing plan views