Norman Franks

Norman Franks is one of the world’s leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. He is currently working on a long list of volumes on Great War aces for Osprey’s Aircraft of the Aces series.

Norman Franks's Books

Hunters of the Air: Nieuport and Albatros Aces of World War 1

Aircraft were used constantly on practically every front and battlefield of World War I. Whether engaged in reconnaissance, acting as artillery spotters or hunting other aircraft, they became an indispensable cog in the...

May 1, 2001 12:00 AM

Fokker DrI aces of World War 1

When they are asked about aeroplanes used by the Germans in the First World War, historians and aviation enthusiasts more than likely think of the Fokker DrI Triplane first. This is due to the association of this aircraft with one man, Rittmeister, the Baron Manfred von Richthofen...

May 1, 2001 12:00 AM