Operational data on Aircraft flown by Bulgarian Aircrew in the Balkan Wars (Manufacturing nation, number imported, crew numbers, engine type, dimensions, gross weight, ceiling, range, armament, configuration), aircraft types: Bleriot XXI, Bleriot XI, Bleriot XIbis, Bleriot XI – 2, Bleriot XI – 2bis, Voisin, Sommer, Albatros FIII, Bristol, Farman VII, Nieuport IV. 59 unique b&w original photos.
The conquest of the Bulgarian skies began with demonstration of spherical balloon flights at the 1892 First International Exhibition in the town of Plovdiv. In 1912 it is also Europe’s first reconnaissance flight in combat conditions, the first deployment of arms from Bulgarian aircraft, and the first joint action by balloons and airplanes to supply ground forces with information. This first book includes information about the Bulgarian military aviation till 1913.
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