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Offline ALBATROS1234

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vintage warbirds series of books
« on: July 25, 2013, 05:15:03 PM »
i recently came upon a sale of many books on ww1 aircraft this series i have seen online and some guys have referenced them. how many were there. i have 1 thru 6 were there more? actually not realizeing it until later i got 2 on the bristol fighter. any brisfit fans out there? they seem to have quite a nice selection of period photos.

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 11:16:55 PM »
I've identified 10, assuming its the same series! Here's the List I compiled whilst doing the research

1- Ray Rimell - The Royal Flying Corps in World War One
2 - Ray Rimell - German Army Air Service
3 - Ray Rimell – RAF between the wars
4 – J M Bruce - The Bristol Fighter
5 - J M Bruce - The Sopwith Fighters
6 - Alex Imrie - Fokker Fighters
7 – Ray Rimell- Air War Over Great Britain
8 – Alex Imrie - German Air Aces of WWI
9 – Ray Rimell -World War One in the Air - 1988
10 - J M Bruce - Nieuport Aircraft of WWI

Hope this helps.
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Offline lcarroll

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 11:31:35 PM »
"Alb"   
    I only have three, and of course one's the #4 (Bristol Fighter). I'd buy others in a heartbeat as they are full of great quality photos that I've never seen elsewhere.  My others are #10, Nieuport Aircraft of World War One and #2, The German Army Air Service in WWI, and they too have some great photos.
According to a list in the back of #10 there were 10 available. The four you are missing are titled as fol:
#7 Air War Over Great Britain by Ray Rimell;
#8 German Aces of WWI by Alex Imrie;
#9 World War One in the Air by Ray Rimell; and
#10 is the Nieuport one above by JM Bruce.
   I believe all of mine were found in a second hand book shop many years back; my Nieuport one has a pencilled price of $1.00 on the inside front cover, now that's "bang for the buck"!!
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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 12:07:59 AM »
Yes, I'm certain that the list is correct up to number 10. In 1989/90 Arms & Armour Press produced another four volumes of the same format but titled Vintage Aviation Fotofax and not numbered. As far as I know there were only four:

German Naval Air Service by Alex Imrie
Sopwith Camel by J.M.Bruce
Fleet Air Arm 1920-1939 (don't have this one so unsure of the author)
German Bombers of World War One by Alex Imrie
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Offline ALBATROS1234

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2013, 12:45:02 AM »
thanks gents . i will try to find the others as i like to complete series like this. does anyone want my duplicate #4 bristol fighters? i will drop it in an envelope for anyone who wants it with my compliments.

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 12:01:19 PM »
Excellent information, I have some odd vols.  from both sets, and now know what to find.

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2013, 01:20:27 AM »
Wasnt there one on airships too?

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 10:12:53 AM »
Steve, I'd guess the "airwar over England" would cover some Zep activity.(  The balloons, not the band!)

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Re: vintage warbirds series of books
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 11:26:41 AM »
I have almost all of these and love them.  My favorites are German Air and World War One in the Air  ;D
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