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Aircraft by Decade - From the Rise of Flight to Concepts of Tomorrow

With just over one hundred years of recorded flight, the future for heavier-than-air powered flying is not set.

Within the presented pages below are extensive listings and showcases of the aircraft that have permeated the globe either through war, industry or the civilian marketplace. The sections cover those open-air cockpit biplanes of old to the super-advanced platforms that manage the battlefield today. As the aircraft remains a vital component to the existence of man, there is no slowing down of the industry that has 'taken off' since the first heavier-than-air powered flight accomplished by the Wright Brothers over a century ago.