Legendary Aviators And Aircraft

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Legendary Aviators And Aircraft

  1. 2. Legendary Aviators and Aircraft of World War One All material taken from www.acepilots.com
  2. 3. LEGENDARY AVIATORS <ul><li>In this era, the top speeds were about 100 MPH. When the pilots ventured ten miles over the enemy lines, that was a notable event. </li></ul><ul><li>The pilots carried no parachutes. The airplanes were made of wood and canvas; when they caught on fire, it spread quickly, and spelled certain death for the occupants. </li></ul>
  3. 4. LEGENDARY AVIATORS <ul><li>The press and public, desperate for heroes amongst the waste and destruction of the trenches, idolized the young heroes. </li></ul>
  4. 5. LEGENDARY AVIATORS <ul><li>They fought in canvas and wood biplanes that could barely fly 100 MPH. Men like von Richthofen, Rickenbacker, Bishop, Guynemer, Mannock, Ball, who flew airplanes with names like Spad, Fokker, Albatros, Nieuport, and Sopwith Camel. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Manfred von Richthofen The Red Baron Top Ace of WWI, 80 victories Country: Germany “ The Fokker”
  6. 7. Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Top American Ace of WWI, 26 victories “ The Nieuport”
  7. 8. Edward &quot;Mick&quot; Mannock Top British Ace, 61 victories “ The Camel”

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