Posts Tagged "WWI"

Gotha Bomber

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in History

The Gotha bombers were so famous in World War I. “Gotha” was the generic name given to all the great German bombers. In 1917, the series of daytime raids over the South Britain gave notoriety to this plane. Due to its effectiveness in bomber missions, they replaced the limited Zeppelin. Defensive armament consisted of two machine guns with a field of fire coordinated with other bombers. During the first incursions was enough to fend off the British fighters. When earth-to-air defenses improved, the Gotha night bombing began. In Dogfight Mini, you can find these bombers at levels 4, 5 and 7. Although weak, they can do damage with bombs and with gunfire. Try not to attack them from the front because they can be very...

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The Spad fighters

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in History

Société Pour L’ Aviation et ses Dérivés was one of the most important companies making fighters during World War I. A designer and pilot named Louis Bleriot took over the SPAD company before it was declared bankrupt to continue manufacturing a highly successful family of fighters . After experimenting with radical models without success, the company manufactured the SPAD S. VII. Flying for the first time in 1916, this aircraft became a favorite of the allies, including the U.S. forces . Spad S.VII success led to the construction of Spad S.XIII, with much more powerful, larger wing and improved ailerons. The first prototype flew in 1917, at a time when the Allies suffered much against the last German aircraft. Entered service faster, it also had great success and began to be manufactured by the thousands. The SPAD fighters were strong, robust, with great firepower and with menacing aspect. They were known to be used by aces as Georges Guynemer and Francesco Baracca and “Lafayette” American scuadron, being painted with showy heads of american indians. In Mini Dogfight the Spad can be found mainly at level 6, in the battle against George Guynemer SPAD “Old...

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