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The best Russian ace fighter in the WW1

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The best Russian ace fighter in the First World War Alexander Kazakov, Poland, 1915
Лучший русский ас–истребитель в Первой мировой войне Александр Казаков, Польша, 1915 год
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Expect-Delays's avatar

Thank you very much for posting this. I first read of him years ago.

The figure to the left may be holding Kazakov's armament.

“In June 1915, Staff-Captain Alexander A. Kazabov (sic), flying a Morane scout, used a grapnel to attack a German Albatross. The Russian ace went on to destroy another 31 aircraft, using more conventional armament” (Tryckare 862).

Tryckare, Tre. The Lore of Flight. Cagner & Co, 1970.

Skoshi8's avatar

Most people in the West and especially the US know little about the Russian air force in WWI. They think that Russia was still back in the 19th century.

jeandulin's avatar

After WW1, he fought in White Russian army until 1919, when he died