One of the most colorful, innovative and deadly theaters of the Great War took place in the air. Before 1914 planes were toys for gentlemen-amateurs; by 1918 they had become precise, sophisticated machines. This book of 43 remarkable aircraft of World War I presents for coloring the most famous fighters, bombers, reconnaissance, sea planes and trainers of this crucial period in aeronautical development. Internationally known graphic artist Carlo Demand has rendered the planes for coloring in any medium, with captions describing each craft's design, history, and original coloring scheme (shown in full color for 14 planes on the covers). Color the Red Baron's Fokker Triplane, Rickenbacker's Nieuport, the Sopwith Camel, Spad S. XIII, German Albatros, American Curtis "Jenny," and 37 other accurately drawn airplanes in this vivid survey of the birth of military aeronautics.