Casemate Publishers | German Fighter Aircraft in World War I

Reviewed by Kevin Williams

Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Author(s): Mark C. Wilkins
Publishing date: 2019
ISBN: 978-1-61200-6192 (Hardbound)
Pages: 192

Quite similar to the companion volume (British Fighter Aircraft in WWI), this volume explores fighter aircraft on the German side. Printed on good quality paper, this particular volume (hardbound), is just brimming with photos, utilizing both wartime images, as well as photos of restored and new build machines.

Obviously, kits exist in our scale, of many of the aircraft highlighted in this book.

Worthy of note, is the inclusion of several profile illustrations from well known aviation artist Ronny Bar; a very nice plus indeed, and one that recommends this book even more.

Photos are broken down by section, those being:

There are also several appendices, as well as Notes, Bibliography and an Index.

Photo Samples

The numerous photos & illustrations obviously form the backbone of this book, and for me, this is a true blessing, as I can never seem to get enough great photos, and this book certainly has them aplenty. Factory shots, restoration/new air-frame construction, combined with the wonderful Ronny Bar color profiles, makes this book a sure-fire winner for the WWI aviation enthusiast and modeler alike.

For any and all fans of WWI German fighter aircraft/designs, this book is bound to please.


On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate this book as a solid 10, no question about it. Topping out at roughly 192 pages of iconic WWI German fighter aircraft facts, anecdotes and history, it is highly recommended.

My review copy compliments of Casemate Publishers. Thanks a ton to Casemate, it's a truly awesome piece of reference work, and one that will surely fill the bill for any WWI aviation enthusiast/modeler that has a passion for German fighters from the Great War era.

© Kevin Williams 2022

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This review was published on Tuesday, November 01 2022; Last modified on Sunday, November 06 2022