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THE GERMAN GIANTS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The first and only comprehensive history of the German R-planes, the giant four engine bombers designed for strategic bombing deep in enemy territory, used in World War I--and the largest planes to bomb England in either war. The authors detail the development of the R-plane, give a complete operational history from 1914 to 1919, describe the R-plane types with construction history and specifications. Much of the material and most of the photographs appear for the first time; both completed and nfulfilled projects are covered. Appendices include the organization of R-plane troops, the list of German Army Air Service Officers who died while attached to R-plane nits; operational missions of Rfa 501 on the Eastern Front, Rfa 500 and Rfa 501 on the Western Front; charts of R-plane losses, projected delivery dates, R-plane numbers, dimensions and performance, R-planes to be completed after January 31, 1919, etc..

Publisher: Putnam