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SPADs ALOFT, 1916-1918

Spad Fighters in action - Aircraft No. 93 - John Connors

This was a fascinating, highly readable, short book about the history of the different variants of the SPAD single-seater fighter that saw action during the First World War with the French Aviation Militaire, Britain's Royal Flying Corps (RFC), Italy's Aeronautico del Regio Esercito, the Imperial Russian Air Service (where it served in limited numbers), and the United States Army Air Service (USAS).

The book also has lots of photos and illustrations showing different aspects and dimensions of the SPAD. SPADs were renowned as fast, sturdy fighters that, while not 'fast climbers', were formidable in combat, capable of taking considerable punishment, and bringing their pilots safely home.