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World War 1 Bomber Aircraft (1914-1918)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/2/2016

In a short amount of time, technology during World War 1 allowed for larger airframes with considerably larger payloads to fly greater distances to meet enemy ground targets.





There are a total of (36) World War 1 Bomber Aircraft (1914-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1916
AEG G.IV
The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wart... [Read More]
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1917
Airco DH.4
With production numbering over 6,000 total units, the AirCo / de Havilland DH.4 was another one of G... [Read More]
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1917
Airco DH.5
With the vantage point afforded to pilots of the earlier Airco DH.2 model, famous aircraft designer ... [Read More]
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1917
Airco DH.9
The AirCo DH.9 was a further revision of the DH.4 bomber - again headed by famous aviation engineer ... [Read More]
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1916
Avro 523 Pike
Avro (A.V. Roe and Company) was founded in 1910 and based out of Manchester. The firm played a large... [Read More]
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1917
Avro 529
The Avro 529 followed closely in line with Avro's preceding bomber attempt - the 523. Both were desi... [Read More]
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1918
Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo
The Kangaroo was the product of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company, Limited. The design began... [Read More]
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1915
Breguet Br.5
The Breguet Br.5 series of biplane bomber was developed from the Breguet Br.4. The Br.5 was operated... [Read More]
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1915
Caproni Ca.1
While the British Handley Page and German Gotha bombers receive their fair share of notoriety in Wor... [Read More]
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1917
Caproni Ca.3
The Caproni Ca.36 represented the definitive model in the C-bomber series debuted in 1914 as the C.3... [Read More]
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1915
Caudron G.4
The Caudron G.4 series was a twin-engine bomber platform introduced in the early years of World War ... [Read More]
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1917
Caudron G.6
The French aviation concern of Caudron continued to evolve their serviceable G-series reconnaissance... [Read More]
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1918
Caudron R.11
The Caudron R.11 was initially developed as an armed reconnaissance platform for the French Air Serv... [Read More]
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1917
Fairey Campania
The British became big proponents and pioneers of naval aviation during World War 1. War had broken ... [Read More]
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1914
Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
The Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn" was a development of French aeronautical engineering and was essentiall... [Read More]
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1917
Friedrichshafen G.III
The Friedrichshafen G.III was a medium bi-plane class bomber utilized by the German Empire in World ... [Read More]
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1916
Gotha G.IV
The Gotha G.IV series of heavy biplane bombers served the German Air Service of World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]
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1917
Gotha G.V
With the Germans having gained critical territory up to the Belgian coast in 1914, thoughts to the b... [Read More]
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1918
Handley Page H.P. O/400
The O/400 model series by Handley Page aircraft firm was the principle heavy bomber of the RAF by th... [Read More]
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1916
LFG Roland C.II (Whale)
The LFG Roland C.II was a rather advanced biplane fighter design of World War 1 (1914-1918) serving ... [Read More]
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1915
Lohner B.VII
The Lohner B.VII was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft produced by and for the Austro-Hungarian Emp... [Read More]
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1915
LVG C.II
The LVG C.II was a limited-production reconnaissance scout plane utilized by the German Empire durin... [Read More]
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1918
Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
The Martin MB-1 (also known as the "Glenn Martin Bomber") became the first American-designed heavy b... [Read More]
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1912
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was born through the Royal Balloon Factory (RBF) establishment whic... [Read More]
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1915
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
The F.E.2 series of aircraft were produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory and had their origins in th... [Read More]
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1915
Rumpler G.I
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1910
Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
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1919
Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
The Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII was a mammoth biplane aircraft design intended as a heavy bomber for th... [Read More]
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1915
Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
The Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz series of aircraft were the world's first four-engine bombers in operati... [Read More]
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1916
Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
Like other Sopwith Aviation Company aircraft, the wartime Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter owed its existence ... [Read More]
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1915
Sopwith Baby
Sopwith Aviation was founded in 1912 by Thomas Sopwith (1888-1989) at Kingston upon Thames in London... [Read More]
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1918
Sopwith Rhino
Lost in the discussions concerning Sopwith aircraft of World War 1 was the Sopwith "Rhino", an inter... [Read More]
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1918
SSZ.65
The "Submarine Scout Zero" ("SSZ") airships were manufactured across seventy-seven examples during W... [Read More]
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1919
Vickers Vimy
The Vimy was designed to a Royal Air Force (RAF) requirement for a night bomber with inherently long... [Read More]
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1915
Voisin Type 5
The French Voisin Type 5 bomber was developed from the proven Voisin III series and saw action in th... [Read More]
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1917
Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
When World War 1 (1914-1918) bogged down into the stubborn battles of trench warfare in the Autumn o... [Read More]
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