By Antonio L. Sapienza
Greater than a hundred and fifty by no means earlier than released illustrations, complimented by means of an exhaustively researched textual content, record the little-known air battle among Bolivia and Paraguay through the overdue Twenties and early Thirties. complete info of such airplane as Fiat C.R. 20s, Curtiss Hawk IIs, Curtiss Ospreys, Potez 25s and all different kinds hired through either opponents, together with acquisition, operations, and markings make this a needs to for historians, modelers, and someone attracted to golden-age aviation.
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