The initial set up:
The two aces close in on one another...
And let off a burst of fire...
The two planes shoot past each other
Turning as quick as they can to try to get another shot in:
It became a contest of turning circles:
Which Hawker appeared to win by setting the Baron's Albatros on fire:
The Baron did a quick Immelmann turn to get a broadside on Hawker:
But Hawker survived and slipped past
And the turning contest began again:
Until the two aces looked down their sights at one another and squeezed the trigger:
The Baron triumphed as Hawker's DH.2 burst into flame and plummeted to the ground!
Another game lost, at least I can console myself with knowing this was a historical outcome. A post-game check of the damage cards showed that Richthofen would have only needed one more damage point for the game to have been mine! So close, yet so far away!