Albatros Aces of World War I by Norman Franks

By Norman Franks

The Albatros relatives of warring parties have been among the simplest plane hired by means of the Idlfieg (Imperial German Air carrier) for far of global battle 1, with the D.III and D.Va being flown via lots of the 363 pilots who certified as aces at some point soon of their usually short careers. The Albatros used to be the scourge of the RFC at the Western entrance in 1916-17, with pilots of the calibre of von Richthofen, Boelke and Schleich slicing swathes via their rivals. good over 4000 Albatros scouts have been outfitted among 1916 and 1918, they usually have been additionally greatly utilized by the Austro-Hungarians opposed to Russian, Italian and British airplane till war's finish.

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Flying boats pioneered many transoceanic air routes. For example, in 1935, Pan American’s China Clipper inaugurated San Francisco to Manila service. Despite such promise, the 1933 PBY (originally designed as the XP3Y1) - rather than a larger craft with longer range, higher speed, and greater carrying capacity - was the most widely used WW II patrol plane. The Navy sponsored at least six distinct flying boat designs as follow-ons to the PBY. A twin-float patrol torpedo bomber was at one extreme and the flying boat designed for catapulting was at the other.

The Douglas SBD was a product improvement development of the Northrop XBT-1. Northrop (in 1934, a subsidiary of Douglas) proposed one design as meeting requirements for both heavy and light dive-bombers. BuAer selected it for development as a heavy dive-bomber and procured it as the BT-1 (NANews, Sep-Ott 89). The last airplane was updated and designated XBT-2. By the time the BT-2 was ready for production, Douglas had absorbed its subsidiary and the plane becarrie the SBD-1. BuAer held another dive-bomber competition in 1938 from which it chose the Brewster XSB2A-1 and the Curtiss XSB2C-1.

Ramsdell’s articles in this series (NANem, Sep-Ott and Nov-Dee 89) pointed out that the Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAer) and its field activities provided the Navy with aircraft and aeronautical equipment. BuAer’s Materiel Division, comparable to today’s Naval Air Systems Command, was responsible for aircraft design, development, and production. Guidance on types and characteristics was provided by other BuAer divisions and the fleet. Key members of the Materiel Division staff had aviation experience back to WW I in developing 24 etc.

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