Spad XIII Vs. Fokker D VII
Western Front 1916-18
The Fokker D VII earned a reputation as the most formidable fighter of the war, yet the SPAD XIII's greater speed, especially in a dive, and its outstanding durability proved a fearsome rival. This is the story of two of the fighters produced in World War I as they duelled in the skies above the trenches in the closing months of the war.
A resident of Leesburg, Virginia, Jon Guttman is senior editor, research director and contributing writer for Primedia Enthusiast Publications. Specialising in World War 1 aviation, he has written 12 titles, including the popular "Balloon Busting Aces of World War I."