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    WW1 Scout, Fighting Scout and Reconnaissance Aircraft

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/4/2015

    Scouts proved the eyes-in-the-skies for commanders during World War 1, able to provide needed intelligence on enemy movements and strengths.





    There are a total of (76) World War 1 Scout, Fighting Scout and Reconnaissance Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1916
    AEG C.IV
    The C.IV was a twin-seat biplane aircraft produced by the German firm of Allgemeine Elektrizitats-Ge... [Read More]
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    1915
    AGO C.II
    The AGO C.II was the product of the Aerowerke Gustav Otto (abbreviated as "AGO") concern and is cons... [Read More]
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    1915
    Airco DH.2
    Geoffrey de Havilland was hired by the Airco firm in June of 1914 as lead designer and quickly lent ... [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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    1914
    Albatros B.II
    The Albatros B.II was a reconnaissance biplane used in the early years of the First World War, parti... [Read More]
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    1915
    Albatros C.I
    The Albatros C.I series of aircraft was the next evolution in the brand's reconnaissance aircraft li... [Read More]
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    1915
    Albatros C.III
    Albatros built several "C-type" twin-seat reconnaissance biplanes for the German Air Service in Worl... [Read More]
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    1916
    Albatros C.V
    The Albatros C.V can, in some ways, be approached as a step backwards in the progression of the C-se... [Read More]
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    1917
    Albatros C.X
    The Albatros production of the C.X model continued the firm's commitment to producing capable reconn... [Read More]
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    1917
    Armstrong Whitworth FK8
    The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 model series was a biplane aircraft conceived of by aircraft designer ... [Read More]
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    1914
    Aviatik B.I
    The Aviatik B.I series handled reconnaissance duties for Germany in the early years of the war, serv... [Read More]
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    1915
    Aviatik C.I
    Aviatik (Automobil und Aviatikwerke) of Germany was already involved in aircraft designs from the ou... [Read More]
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    1913
    Avro 504
    Without knowing it from the outset, the Avro Type 504 series of aircraft would become one of the mos... [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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    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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    1909
    Bleriot XI
    The Bleriot XI was one of the first notable monoplanes to achieve any level of fame. Primitive by to... [Read More]
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    1917
    Breguet Br.14
    French aviation design triumphed with the arrival of the Breguet Br.14 series (sometimes written as ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Bristol F.2
    The Bristol F.2 fighter series operated throughout the British Empire for decades, serving through W... [Read More]
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    1914
    Bristol Scout
    The Bristol Scout was born from a racing aircraft and was, therefore, based upon an excellent perfor... [Read More]
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    1914
    Caudron G.3
    As was the case with most of the aircraft featured during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French Caudro... [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
    Curtiss H-16
    In 1911, the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company unveiled their Model D, a biplane aircraft powered ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
    World War 1 in Europe prompted all military industries to develop and produce various solutions to o... [Read More]
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    1916
    DFW C.V
    The DFW C.V series of biplane aircraft was of German design in World War 1. The system was particula... [Read More]
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    1917
    Dorand AR
    The Dorand AR series was developed for the French air service to replace the outmoded, two-seat Farm... [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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    1918
    Fairey III
    The British war effort of World War 1 (1914-1918) brought about many new aircraft developments. Fair... [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
    Felixstowe F.2
    In the pre-World War 1 period, Royal Navy Lt Cmdr John Porte partnered with famous American aviator ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Felixstowe F.5
    The Felixstowe F.5 series originated in the United Kingdom as a militarized flying boat in the last ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Fokker C.I
    The Fokker C.I was a biplane aircraft that entered development under the flag of the German Empire d... [Read More]
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    1914
    Hansa-Brandenburg B.I (Type D/FD)
    Ernst Heinkel - whose German firm Heinkel would gain some level of notoriety in World War 2 - design... [Read More]
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    1916
    Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD)
    The Hansa-Brandenburg C.I was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft seeing action with the Austro-Hunga... [Read More]
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    1917
    Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
    The Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 was a two-seat floatplane fighter seaplane design serving the German Empi... [Read More]
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    1915
    Lebed Type XII
    The Russian Empire did not field many indigenous aircraft designs during World War 1, instead relyin... [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
    Lloyd C.II
    The Lloyd C.II was a reconnaissance biplane fielded by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War 1, w... [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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    1916
    Lohner C.I
    The Lohner C.I was nothing more than the armed version of the two-seat Lohner B.VII reconnaissance a... [Read More]
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    1915
    LVG B (Series)
    Prior to production of military aircraft, the LVG concern ("Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft") was focused... [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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    1917
    LVG C.V
    The LVG C.V was a general-purpose, two-seat reconnaissance aircraft utilized by the German air servi... [Read More]
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    1918
    LVG C.VI
    The LVG C.VI became one of the final German two-seat aircraft to see quantitative production in Worl... [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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    1915
    Nieuport 11 (Bebe)
    The Nieuport 11 "Bebe" (or "Baby" - known officially as the "Nieuport 11 C1") was one of the first t... [Read More]
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    1915
    Nieuport 12
    Air superiority became a back-and-forth affair for the air services involved in World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]
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    1916
    Nieuport 17
    Fresh off of the heels of the success that was the Nieuport 11, the Nieuport 17 was a direct develop... [Read More]
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    1918
    Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11
    French Captain Georges LePere was employed by the United States Army Air Service (USAAS) in 1917 whe... [Read More]
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    1917
    Phonix C.I
    The Phonix C.I was a rather simplistic two-seat armed reconnaissance fighter utilized by the Austro-... [Read More]
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    1917
    Phonix D (Series)
    The Phonix D.I was a single-seat fighter platform developed and produced by the Phonix Flugzeug-Werk... [Read More]
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    1914
    Ponnier L.1
    World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect avenue for which aviation concerns could showcase their w... [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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    1916
    Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
    The Royal Aircraft Factory's B.E.2 two-seat biplane scout gave exceptional service during World War ... [Read More]
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    1916
    Rumpler 6B
    The Rumpler concern has become a largely forgotten aviation manufacturer when pitted alongside the l... [Read More]
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    1914
    Rumpler B.I
    While discussions of World War 1 (1914-1918) aircraft inevitably turn to Fokkers, SPADs and Sopwiths... [Read More]
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    1915
    Rumpler C.I
    Austrian-born engineer Edmund Rumpler settled his Rumpler Flugzeugwerke concern in 1909 and began by... [Read More]
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    1916
    Rumpler C.III
    Rumpler Flugzeugwerke followed their Rumpler C.I biplane reconnaissance aircraft with the improved C... [Read More]
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    1917
    Rumpler C.IV
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    1917
    Rumpler C.VII
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    1910
    Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
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    1918
    Salmson 2
    The French Salmson concern was founded in 1890 by Emile Salmson and produced a variety of automobile... [Read More]
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    1915
    Short Type 184
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    1913
    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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    1914
    Sopwith Tabloid
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    1915
    SPAD S.A
    Developed in the mold of a "fighting scout", the French-originated SPAD S.A served in the armed reco... [Read More]
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    1917
    SPAD S.XI
    The storied engineering career of Frenchman Louis Bechereau spanned decades and several popular des... [Read More]
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    1917
    SPAD S.XIV
    The SPAD S.XIV was a floatplane version of the earlier S.XII fighter. The original S.XII was develop... [Read More]
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    1920
    SPAD S.XX (S.20)
    During World War 1 (1914-1918), the advantage in the air war over Europe had changed hands several t... [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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    1918
    Ufag C.I
    The Ufag C.I was a two-seat, single-engine biplane fighter serving the Austro-Hungarian Empire air s... [Read More]
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    1915
    Vickers FB.5 (Gunbus)
    The FB.5 (also known as the "Gunbus") was of a biplane type design for the scouting role. What set t... [Read More]
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    1916
    Wright Model L
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