WWI airplanes, and between the wars airplanes, history, accomplishments, pictures, sounds, specifications and a scale RC airplane guide.
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Aeromarine Co. Model 39 Primary United States Navy seaplane training aircraft of World War One.
Aeromarine 40F U.S. Navy seaplane aircraft produced in small numbers.
AGO C.II German WWI airplanes used for observation, with a pusher motor.
AGO C.IV About 62 of the observation aircraft were produced, with adequate speed and climb, but unpredictable handling.
Albatros Produced with upgraded models receiving improvements that continued through the war’s end.
Ansaldo A.1 Saw limited action as Italy’s only fighter aircraft of WW I.
Avia B. 534 High speed, heavily armed, maneuverable Czech fighter aircraft.
Boeing F4B Outperformed all other fighter aircraft of its time.
Breguet Bre.14 All-metal single engine French light bomber produced before the end of the War.
Bristol Bulldog One of the first production aircraft to be equipped with oxygen.
Bristol F.2 Fighter It took a while for these aircraft, introduced in 1917, to be used to their full advantage.
Bristol M1C One of the few monoplane aircraft introduced during WWI.
AEG C-4 Twin seat observation and fighter aircraft flown by Germany from 1916 to 1918.
Caudron R.11 Originally a heavily armed reconnaisance bomber, later an escort fighter.
Curtiss B-2 Condor Primary U.S. twin engine biplane bomber of its time.
de Havilland DH-4 This single engine bomber, as maneuverable and as fast as many fighters, was introduced in 1917.
Etrich Taube This early WW1 airplanes was the first of its kind mass produced.
Dewoitine D.500 Transitional design from biplanes to monoplanes.
de Havilland/Airco DH2 Good climbing, maneuverable, pusher prop early WW1 airplanes, used as a fighter.
de Havilland/Airco DH4 Possibly the most successful WW1 light bomber.
de Havilland/Airco DH9A After receiving more powerful, reliable engines, went on to be among the best WW1 airplanes employed for bombing.
de Havilland/Airco DH10 Amiens Twin engine long range British WW1 airplanes heavy bomber.
Fairey III Mk IV Used as both a landplane and seaplane bomber by the British Royal Navy.
Fairey Fox Fastest British single engine light bomber of its time.
Farman M.F.11 Shorthorn Early WW1 British pusher prop reconnaissance and light bomber WW1 airplanes.
Felixstowe Fury Large triplane bomber and seaplane.
Fokker D.VII Arguably the best fighter WW1 biplanes used by Germany.
Fokker D.VIII German monoplane fighter introduced just before the end of WW1.
Fokker Dr.1 Famous triplane of the Red Baron.
Fokker Eindecker The original German monoplane fighter of WW1.
Gloster Gauntlet Fastest single seat RAF fighter of its time.
Gotha Bomber Heavy twin engine bombing WW1 airplanes that first introduced “strategic bombing”.
AEG G-4 German twin engine bombers deployed from 1916 through the end of the War.
Grumman F2F-1 U.S. Navy front line biplane fighter.
Handley Page Heyford British biplane medium bomber with its fuselage mounted on its upper wing.
Handley Page 0/400 Early WW1 airplanes heavy twin engine bomber used for night raids.
Hansen-Brandenburg D1 WW1 airplanes known for their unusual wing struts and poor handling.
Hawker Fury Primary between wars British RAF front line fighter aircraft.
Linke-Hofman R.II Huge single propeller bomber driven by four linked engines.
Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard Introduced in 1918 before the end of the war, they flew on to finally retire in 1939.
Morane Saulnier First mass produced French fighter WW1 airplanes
Nieuport 11 French fighter WW1 airplanes with the speed and maneuverability to match German fighters.
Nieuport 17 With some 7,200 built, became the main French fighter WW1 airplanes.
Nieuport 28 Primary U.S. fighter and Eddie Rickenbacker’s favorite WW1 airplanes.
Pfalz DIII Originally introduced as fighters in 1917, they were quickly replaced by more capable aircraft, but continued on as trainers.
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b Early fighter WW1 airplanes with two seats and a pusher prop.
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 Early WW1 airplanes with a single seat and pusher prop.
Royal Aircraft Factory SE5 Among the best of the British fighter WW1 airplanes, they continued to fly after the war.
Short Bomber Produced as both land and seaplanes, had the longest wingspan of any single engine biplanes.
Siddeley Deasy S.R. 2 Predecessor to the all metal Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
Siemens Schukert One of the best German fighter WW1 airplanes when finally introduced, but in numbers too small to make a difference.
Sikorsky S-21 First dedicated four engine Russian strategic bomber.
Sopwith Camel Allied WW1 airplanes that had the most victories of any aircraft during the war.
Sopwith Dolphin Unusual WW1 airplanes, with head of pilot poking through hole in aircraft’s top wing.
Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Multi mission WW1 aircplanes employed by many of the Allies.
Sopwith Pup The original Royal Navy fighter aircraft.
Sopwith Snipe Introduced just prior to the end of WW1 with modern aircraft features, it went on to fly with the RAF through 1926.
Ford Trimotor Commercial aircraft first flown in 1925, had three motors and made from corrugated aluminum.
Sopwith Triplane Only deployed for six months as a front line WW1 airplanes, and were quickly outclassed.
SPAD XIII Premier French fighter WW1 airplanes introduced in 1917.
Tarrant Tabor Experimental huge six engine triplane bomber built late in WW I
Vickers FB5 Gunbus A pusher prop aircraft introduced in early WW1 that was soon surpassed by more modern aircraft.
Vickers Vimy One of the world’s first long range heavy strategic bombing aircraft.
Vickers Virginia British RAF main night bombing WW1 airplanes.