1st ed., 1975. 160 pp., frontis., numerous cold., plates + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. This book examines in detail the careers of the most successful fighter pilots since the first great ace, Leutnant Max Immelmann, came to the fore in 1915. It includes not only the aces of both world wars, but also of the Spanish Civil War, the Sino-Japanese War, the Nomonhan Incident of 1939, and also aces of the jet age – from Korea and Vietnam, from the clashes between India and Pakistan, and the Six-Day and Yom Kippur Wars. In addition to the wealth of photographs, twelve specially commissioned paintings record some of the most memorable combats of these aces.