Osprey Aircraft of the Aces 53 : Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1
Designed in a great rush at the end of 1917 just in time to take part in the German standard fighter competition held in January/February 1918, the D VII easily walked away with first prize. As Germany's premier fighter unit, von Richthofen's JG I (led by Hermann Göring in the wake of the 'Red Baron's' recent death) received the first examples of the D VII to reach the frontline in late April. Built to oppose the new generation of French SPAD XIIIs and British SE 5as and Camel fighters, the D VII was arguably the best all-round fighting scout of the Great War. Text by Norman Franks and Greg Van Wyngarden with illustrations by Harry Dempsey.
The books in this series are;
Aircraft of the Aces 53 : Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1
Aircraft of the Aces 63 : Fokker D VII Aces of World War 1 (2)
Osprey Aircraft of the Aces