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WW1 Aircraft Index

Taking place over the span of four long and bloody years, The Great War became a proving ground for the combat warplane.

WW1 Aircraft Index

Taking place over the span of four long and bloody years, The Great War became a proving ground for the combat warplane.

OVERVIEW



The aircraft had been around for some time prior to the arrival of World War 1 (1914-1918) but interest in warplanes on the part of the various air services of the world was growing. As such, when war in Europe broke out in July of 1914, the aircraft was already in service. However, it woudl be the scenario of war that would push the combat warplane to new 'heights', going from unarmed monoplane and biplane scouts to fully-armed, fully-fledged gunnery platforms encompassing as many as five wing mainplanes. In the end, the biplane reigned supreme and there proved many wartime classics - the best known being the British Sopwith Camel series. The Inter-war period that followed the First World War would introduced new developments in aviation all its own.





WW1 Aircraft (Complete List)
Ranked-by-Speed
Fighters
Bombers
U.S. Aircraft
German Empire Aircraft
British Aircraft
French Aircraft
Italian Aircraft
Austro-Hungarian Aircraft
Ottoman Empire Aircraft
Airships / Zeppelins




Further Reading
Aircraft of 1914
Aircraft of 1915
Aircraft of 1916
Aircraft of 1917
Aircraft of 1918
Airships / Zeppelins
Flying Boats
Scout Aircraft
Austro-Hungarian Empire
Belgium
France
Britain
Kingdom of Italy
Ottoman Empire
Russian Empire
United States
X-Planes / Experimentals