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70. Martinsyde Elephant

The Martinsyde G.100 Elephant was the first British multi-gun fighter. Dozens of photos and detailed scale plans feature in this image-laden DATAFILE.
THE Martinsyde (formerly Martin and Handasyde) aeroplane designs of WWI have been poorly covered by writers over the years. This is a surprising state of affairs given that this company was responsible for a number of aesthetically-pleasing and reliable machines prior to the outbreak of war in 1914 continuing that trend throughout the conflict culminating in the high-performance F.4 Buzzard of 1918; subject of DATAFILE 76. Our 70th study in the series concentrates on the G.100/G.102 single seat escort /fighter reconnaissance aircraft which enjoyed service with a number of RFC units on both Western and Eastern Fronts with No.27 Squadron becoming  fully equipped with the type. The 'Elephant', as it became known to all those who flew it,soldiered on until the Armistice-and beyond in the case of Middle East-based units.Jack Bruce's masterly DATAFILE fully documents these  aeroplanes with a richly  detailed historical narrative and a high number of newly-published photos-over 90 all told, including close-up details of armament and camera equipment. Scale drawings are contributed by Ian Stair and the book concludes with colour notes and detailed appendices. Three rear colour profiles are presented  by series editor Ray Rimell  who also provides a full underside plan view showing typical wing markings.
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