'From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter – The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter' by Greg Baughen
11 Apr

This talk destroys many myths about WW1 fighter development. Part talk, part detective story, it explains how the importance of air superiority was understood long before the First World War began, explores how the influence of naval thinking delayed the development of dogfighters like the Camel and SE5a and tracks down the mysterious Fighting Experimental dreadnoughts that the RFC wanted to use instead. Greg Baughen has been researching the history of British and French air forces for over forty years, with a focus on how air power evolved in both countries. This talk is based on one of the themes in his book Blueprint for Victory-Britain's First World War Blitzkrieg Air Force.

Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street Warwick CV34 4AT
Trevor Harvey, trevor.harvey@hotmail.co.uk
11 Apr 2018 19:45