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    World War 1 U.S. Military Aircraft (1914-1918)

    After sitting out much of the early part of World War 1, the United States finally entered the conflict on the side of the Allies and helped to change its course for good.





    Tied down by Wright Brothers patent issues and a non-committal government, aviation design, development and production in the United States was stymied leading up to World War 1. As such, American air power was stocked with many European types when the nation committed to war in 1917. Some homegrown developments eventually did materialize though American aces were born largely through piloting British and French fighters.


    There are a total of (44) World War 1 U.S. Military Aircraft (1914-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    A
     1 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Aeromarine 39

    Aeromarine 39
    Naval Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    A
     2 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Aeromarine 40

    Aeromarine 40
    Flying Boat Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    A
     3 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.4

    Airco DH.4
    Lightweight Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    A
     4 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.9

    Airco DH.9
    Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    A
     5 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Ansaldo A 1 Balilla (Hunter)

    Ansaldo A 1 Balilla (Hunter)
    Biplane Fighter
    A
     6 


    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 504

    Avro 504
    Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft
    B
     7 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.14

    Breguet Br.14
    Biplane Reconnaissance / Fighter / Bomber Aircraft
    C
     8 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.3

    Caproni Ca.3
    Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    C
     9 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.4

    Caproni Ca.4
    Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
    C
     10 


    1914
    Thumbnail picture of the Caudron G.3

    Caudron G.3
    Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
    C
     11 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Caudron R.11

    Caudron R.11
    Escort Fighter / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    C
     12 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss H-16

    Curtiss H-16
    Seaplane / Flying Boat
    C
     13 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)

    Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
    Biplane Trainer Aircraft
    C
     14 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)

    Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
    Long-Range Flying Boat Biplane Aircraft
    D
     15 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Dorand AR

    Dorand AR
    Observation Biplane
    F
     16 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Felixstowe F.2

    Felixstowe F.2
    Flying Boat
    F
     17 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Felixstowe F.5

    Felixstowe F.5
    Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    F
     18 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Fokker C.I

    Fokker C.I
    Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
    F
     19 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Fokker D.VII

    Fokker D.VII
    Biplane Fighter
    H
     20 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page H.P. O/400

    Handley Page H.P. O/400
    Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    H
     21 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Hanriot HD.1

    Hanriot HD.1
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    M
     22 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Macchi M.5

    Macchi M.5
    Seaplane Fighter
    M
     23 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber

    Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
    Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
    N
     24 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Nieuport 12

    Nieuport 12
    Reconnaissance / Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
    N
     25 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Nieuport 17

    Nieuport 17
    Fighting Biplane Scout Aircraft
    N
     26 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Nieuport 27

    Nieuport 27
    Biplane Fighter
    N
     27 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Nieuport 28

    Nieuport 28
    Biplane Fighter
    P
     28 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11

    Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11
    Biplane Fighter / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    R
     29 


    1912
    Thumbnail picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2

    Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
    Reconnaissance / Artillery Spotting / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    R
     30 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2

    Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
    Reconnaissance / Fighter / Night Bomber Aircraft
    R
     31 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5

    Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    S
     32 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Salmson 2

    Salmson 2
    Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
    S
     33 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)

    Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
    Fighter / Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
    S
     34 


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Sopwith Baby

    Sopwith Baby
    Scout / Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
    S
     35 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Sopwith Camel

    Sopwith Camel
    Biplane Fighter
    S
     36 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Sopwith Pup

    Sopwith Pup
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    S
     37 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the SPAD S.VII

    SPAD S.VII
    Fighter Aircraft
    S
     38 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the SPAD S.XI

    SPAD S.XI
    Biplane Fighter
    S
     39 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the SPAD S.XII

    SPAD S.XII
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    S
     40 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the SPAD S.XIII

    SPAD S.XIII
    Fighter Aircraft
    S
     41 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the SSZ.65

    SSZ.65
    SSZ-class Maritime Blimp Airship
    S
     42 


    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Standard J-1

    Standard J-1
    Biplane Trainer Aircraft
    V
     43 


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought VE-7 Bluebird

    Vought VE-7 Bluebird
    Biplane Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
    W
     44 


    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Wright Model L

    Wright Model L
    Scout Biplane Aircraft Prototype