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WW1 Aircraft Ranked-by-Speed

World War 1 saw the birth of the fighter and bomber airplane - with each new passing month, a newer design of greater capability was unleashed.

WW1 Aircraft Ranked-by-Speed

World War 1 saw the birth of the fighter and bomber airplane - with each new passing month, a newer design of greater capability was unleashed.

OVERVIEW



As with any war, World War 1 pushed the limited of the technology of the period, providing the canvas for new engines with corresponding airframes developed to certain military specifications. Many designs proved pioneering in their nature and solidified both the fighter and the bomber as capable tools of war to be used in conjunction with land and naval forces. Many-an-ace were made thanks to the impressive mounts fielded in a war where it proved just as important to outmatch your opponent through sheer power than skill alone. The list below showcases WW1 aircraft by their reported maximum speed values. Bear in mind that the listed speeds below pertain to a specific production variant rather than to an entire family of aircraft. Additionally, some developmental aircraft appearing during the war are featured in this list despite them having not seen formal service nor combat.

There are a total of 213 WW1 Aircraft Ranked-by-Speed in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by maximum reported speed (descending) by specific production model. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


Picture of the Sopwith Dragon
National Flag image
149 mph - Sopwith Dragon
1918
Picture of the Knoller 70
National Flag image
149 mph - Knoller 70
1918
Picture of the Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard
National Flag image
145 mph - Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard
1918
Picture of the AirCo DH.4
National Flag image
143 mph - AirCo DH.4
1917
Picture of the Ansaldo SVA (Primo)
National Flag image
143 mph - Ansaldo SVA (Primo)
1917
Picture of the Hanriot HD.6
National Flag image
140 mph - Hanriot HD.6
1919
Picture of the SPAD S.XIII
National Flag image
138 mph - SPAD S.XIII
1917
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
National Flag image
138 mph - Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
1917
Picture of the Ansaldo A.1 Balilla (Hunter)
National Flag image
137 mph - Ansaldo A.1 Balilla (Hunter)
1918
Picture of the Hanriot HD.7
National Flag image
135 mph - Hanriot HD.7
1918
Picture of the SPAD S.XX
National Flag image
135 mph - SPAD S.XX
1920
Picture of the Hanriot HD.5
National Flag image
134 mph - Hanriot HD.5
1918
Picture of the Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 (Lepere United States Army Combat Model 11)
National Flag image
134 mph - Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 (Lepere United States Army Combat Model 11)
1918
Picture of the SPAD S.XXIV
National Flag image
134 mph - SPAD S.XXIV
1918
Picture of the Farman HF.30
National Flag image
134 mph - Farman HF.30
1918
Picture of the AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
National Flag image
130 mph - AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
1918
Picture of the Bristol M.1
National Flag image
130 mph - Bristol M.1
1917
Picture of the AEG D.I
National Flag image
127 mph - AEG D.I
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.XIV
National Flag image
127 mph - SPAD S.XIV
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.XII
National Flag image
126 mph - SPAD S.XII
1917
Picture of the Pfalz D.XV
National Flag image
126 mph - Pfalz D.XV
1918
Picture of the Boulton Paul P.3 Bobolink
National Flag image
124 mph - Boulton Paul P.3 Bobolink
1918
Picture of the LFG Roland D.VI
National Flag image
124 mph - LFG Roland D.VI
1918
Picture of the SPAD S.XV
National Flag image
124 mph - SPAD S.XV
1919
Picture of the Junkers J2
National Flag image
124 mph - Junkers J2
1916
Picture of the Hanriot HD.8
National Flag image
124 mph - Hanriot HD.8
1918
Picture of the Macchi M.7
National Flag image
124 mph - Macchi M.7
1918
Picture of the Bristol F.2
National Flag image
123 mph - Bristol F.2
1917
Picture of the Nieuport 28
National Flag image
123 mph - Nieuport 28
1918
Picture of the Breguet Br.14
National Flag image
121 mph - Breguet Br.14
1917
Picture of the Sopwith Snipe
National Flag image
121 mph - Sopwith Snipe
1918
Picture of the Schutte-Lanz D.III
National Flag image
121 mph - Schutte-Lanz D.III
1918
Picture of the Avro 531 Spider
National Flag image
121 mph - Avro 531 Spider
1918
Picture of the BAJ Type IV
National Flag image
121 mph - BAJ Type IV
1918
Picture of the Aviatik D.VII
National Flag image
119 mph - Aviatik D.VII
1918
Picture of the Hanriot HD.3
National Flag image
119 mph - Hanriot HD.3
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.VII
National Flag image
119 mph - SPAD S.VII
1916
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert D.IV
National Flag image
118 mph - Siemens-Schuckert D.IV
1918
Picture of the Ufag C.I
National Flag image
118 mph - Ufag C.I
1918
Picture of the Kondor E.3 (D.I)
National Flag image
118 mph - Kondor E.3 (D.I)
1918
Picture of the Pfalz Dr.I
National Flag image
118 mph - Pfalz Dr.I
1918
Picture of the Austin A.F.T.3 (Osprey)
National Flag image
118 mph - Austin A.F.T.3 (Osprey)
1918
Picture of the Macchi M.5
National Flag image
117 mph - Macchi M.5
1917
Picture of the Fokker D.VII
National Flag image
117 mph - Fokker D.VII
1918
Picture of the Sopwith Triplane
National Flag image
117 mph - Sopwith Triplane
1916
Picture of the Fokker D.VIII (Fokker E.V)
National Flag image
117 mph - Fokker D.VIII (Fokker E.V)
1918
Picture of the Salmson 2
National Flag image
117 mph - Salmson 2
1918
Picture of the Aviatik D.VI
National Flag image
117 mph - Aviatik D.VI
1918
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (Type KD)
National Flag image
116 mph - Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (Type KD)
1916
Picture of the Albatros D.V
National Flag image
116 mph - Albatros D.V
1917
Picture of the Albatros D.Va
National Flag image
116 mph - Albatros D.Va
1917
Picture of the Halberstadt CL.IV
National Flag image
116 mph - Halberstadt CL.IV
1918
Picture of the Nieuport 27
National Flag image
115 mph - Nieuport 27
1917
Picture of the Sopwith Camel
National Flag image
115 mph - Sopwith Camel
1917
Picture of the Aviatik D.I (Berg D.I)
National Flag image
115 mph - Aviatik D.I (Berg D.I)
1917
Picture of the Hannover CL.V
National Flag image
115 mph - Hannover CL.V
1918
Picture of the Schutte-Lanz Dr.I
National Flag image
115 mph - Schutte-Lanz Dr.I
1918
Picture of the Hanriot HD.1
National Flag image
114 mph - Hanriot HD.1
1916
Picture of the Caudron R.11
National Flag image
114 mph - Caudron R.11
1918
Picture of the AirCo DH.9
National Flag image
113 mph - AirCo DH.9
1917
Picture of the Hanriot HD.2
National Flag image
113 mph - Hanriot HD.2
1917
Picture of the Kondor D.VII
National Flag image
112 mph - Kondor D.VII
1918
Picture of the AEG DJ.I
National Flag image
112 mph - AEG DJ.I
1918
Picture of the LFG Roland D.II (Shark)
National Flag image
112 mph - LFG Roland D.II (Shark)
1917
Picture of the DFW T.28 Floh (Flea)
National Flag image
112 mph - DFW T.28 Floh (Flea)
1915
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert D.III
National Flag image
112 mph - Siemens-Schuckert D.III
1917
Picture of the Sopwith Pup
National Flag image
112 mph - Sopwith Pup
1916
Picture of the Sopwith Dolphin
National Flag image
112 mph - Sopwith Dolphin
1917
Picture of the Phonix D (Series)
National Flag image
112 mph - Phonix D (Series)
1917
Picture of the Rumpler D.I
National Flag image
112 mph - Rumpler D.I
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.XI
National Flag image
112 mph - SPAD S.XI
1917
Picture of the Phonix C.I
National Flag image
110 mph - Phonix C.I
1917
Picture of the Nieuport 17
National Flag image
110 mph - Nieuport 17
1916
Picture of the Junkers J1
National Flag image
110 mph - Junkers J1
1915
Picture of the Kondor D.II
National Flag image
109 mph - Kondor D.II
1918
Picture of the Fokker C.I
National Flag image
109 mph - Fokker C.I
1918
Picture of the LVG D.III
National Flag image
109 mph - LVG D.III
1917
Picture of the Albatros D.I
National Flag image
109 mph - Albatros D.I
1916
Picture of the Albatros D.II
National Flag image
109 mph - Albatros D.II
1916
Picture of the Albatros D.III
National Flag image
109 mph - Albatros D.III
1917
Picture of the Albatros C.X
National Flag image
109 mph - Albatros C.X
1917
Picture of the Rumpler C.VII
National Flag image
109 mph - Rumpler C.VII
1917
Picture of the Rumpler C.IV
National Flag image
106 mph - Rumpler C.IV
1917
Picture of the Fairey III
National Flag image
106 mph - Fairey III
1918
Picture of the Vought VE-7 Bluebird
National Flag image
106 mph - Vought VE-7 Bluebird
1918
Picture of the LVG C.V
National Flag image
106 mph - LVG C.V
1917
Picture of the LVG C.VI
National Flag image
106 mph - LVG C.VI
1918
Picture of the Albatros C.V
National Flag image
106 mph - Albatros C.V
1916
Picture of the Pfalz D.XII
National Flag image
106 mph - Pfalz D.XII
1918
Picture of the AEG Dr.I
National Flag image
106 mph - AEG Dr.I
1917
Picture of the Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
National Flag image
104 mph - Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
1918
Picture of the Ponnier M.1
National Flag image
104 mph - Ponnier M.1
1916
Picture of the AEG PE (Panzer Einsitzer)
National Flag image
103 mph - AEG PE (Panzer Einsitzer)
1918
Picture of the Beardmore WB III / SB 3
National Flag image
103 mph - Beardmore WB III / SB 3
1917
Picture of the Vickers Vimy
National Flag image
103 mph - Vickers Vimy
1919
Picture of the Sopwith Rhino
National Flag image
103 mph - Sopwith Rhino
1918
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
National Flag image
103 mph - Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
1916
Picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
National Flag image
103 mph - Rumpler G (Series)
1915
Picture of the Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker)
National Flag image
103 mph - Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker)
1917
Picture of the Pfalz D.III
National Flag image
103 mph - Pfalz D.III
1917
Picture of the AEG G.IV
National Flag image
103 mph - AEG G.IV
1916
Picture of the Morane-Saulnier Type N
National Flag image
103 mph - Morane-Saulnier Type N
1915
Picture of the Halberstadt CL.II
National Flag image
103 mph - Halberstadt CL.II
1917
Picture of the Hannover CL.II
National Flag image
103 mph - Hannover CL.II
1917
Picture of the Hannover CL.III
National Flag image
103 mph - Hannover CL.III
1917
Picture of the LFG Roland C.II (Whale)
National Flag image
103 mph - LFG Roland C.II (Whale)
1916
Picture of the Nieuport 16
National Flag image
103 mph - Nieuport 16
1916
Picture of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
National Flag image
102 mph - Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
1916
Picture of the AirCo DH.5
National Flag image
102 mph - AirCo DH.5
1917
Picture of the Sopwith Baby
National Flag image
101 mph - Sopwith Baby
1915
Picture of the Bristol Scout
National Flag image
100 mph - Bristol Scout
1914
Picture of the Junkers CL.I
National Flag image
100 mph - Junkers CL.I
1918
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
National Flag image
99 mph - Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
1917
Picture of the Fokker V.5 (Fokker F.I)
National Flag image
99 mph - Fokker V.5 (Fokker F.I)
1917
Picture of the Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
National Flag image
99 mph - Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
1916
Picture of the Halberstadt D.V
National Flag image
99 mph - Halberstadt D.V
1916
Picture of the Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo
National Flag image
98 mph - Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo
1918
Picture of the AEG C.IV
National Flag image
98 mph - AEG C.IV
1916
Picture of the Handley Page Type O
National Flag image
98 mph - Handley Page Type O
1918
Picture of the Nieuport 11 (Bebe)
National Flag image
97 mph - Nieuport 11 (Bebe)
1915
Picture of the Avro 523 Pike
National Flag image
97 mph - Avro 523 Pike
1916
Picture of the DFW C.V
National Flag image
96 mph - DFW C.V
1916
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert D.I
National Flag image
96 mph - Siemens-Schuckert D.I
1916
Picture of the Letord LET (Series)
National Flag image
96 mph - Letord LET (Series)
1916
Picture of the Kondor Dreidecker
National Flag image
96 mph - Kondor Dreidecker
1917
Picture of the Fokker V.6 (Fokker D.VII)
National Flag image
96 mph - Fokker V.6 (Fokker D.VII)
1917
Picture of the Fokker V.4 (Fokker D.VI)
National Flag image
96 mph - Fokker V.4 (Fokker D.VI)
1917
Picture of the SPAD S.A
National Flag image
96 mph - SPAD S.A
1915
Picture of the Martinsyde G-series (Elephant)
National Flag image
96 mph - Martinsyde G-series (Elephant)
1916
Picture of the Thomas-Morse S-4
National Flag image
96 mph - Thomas-Morse S-4
1917
Picture of the Felixstowe F.2
National Flag image
96 mph - Felixstowe F.2
1917
Picture of the Rumpler 6B
National Flag image
95 mph - Rumpler 6B
1916
Picture of the Avro 529
National Flag image
95 mph - Avro 529
1917
Picture of the Curtiss H-16
National Flag image
95 mph - Curtiss H-16
1917
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8
National Flag image
95 mph - Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8
1917
Picture of the Rumpler C.I
National Flag image
94 mph - Rumpler C.I
1915
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8
National Flag image
94 mph - Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8
1916
Picture of the AirCo DH.2
National Flag image
93 mph - AirCo DH.2
1915
Picture of the Caudron G.6
National Flag image
93 mph - Caudron G.6
1917
Picture of the Halberstadt D.I
National Flag image
93 mph - Halberstadt D.I
1916
Picture of the Halberstadt D.II / D.III
National Flag image
93 mph - Halberstadt D.II / D.III
1916
Picture of the Halberstadt D.IV
National Flag image
92 mph - Halberstadt D.IV
1916
Picture of the Dorand AR
National Flag image
92 mph - Dorand AR
1917
Picture of the Nieuport 12
National Flag image
90 mph - Nieuport 12
1915
Picture of the Rumpler B.I
National Flag image
90 mph - Rumpler B.I
1914
Picture of the Avro 504
National Flag image
90 mph - Avro 504
1913
Picture of the LTG FD.1
National Flag image
90 mph - LTG FD.1
1917
Picture of the Aviatik C.I
National Flag image
88 mph - Aviatik C.I
1915
Picture of the Short Type 184
National Flag image
88 mph - Short Type 184
1915
Picture of the Felixstowe F.5
National Flag image
88 mph - Felixstowe F.5
1918
Picture of the Gotha G.V
National Flag image
87 mph - Gotha G.V
1917
Picture of the Albatros J.I
National Flag image
87 mph - Albatros J.I
1917
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD)
National Flag image
87 mph - Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD)
1916
Picture of the Rumpler C.VIII
National Flag image
87 mph - Rumpler C.VIII
1917
Picture of the Sopwith Tabloid
National Flag image
87 mph - Sopwith Tabloid
1914
Picture of the Albatros C.I
National Flag image
87 mph - Albatros C.I
1915
Picture of the Albatros C.III
National Flag image
87 mph - Albatros C.III
1916
Picture of the Fokker E (Eindecker)
National Flag image
87 mph - Fokker E (Eindecker)
1915
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
National Flag image
87 mph - Caproni Ca.4
1918
Picture of the Pfalz E.I
National Flag image
87 mph - Pfalz E.I
1915
Picture of the Caproni Ca.3
National Flag image
85 mph - Caproni Ca.3
1917
Picture of the Lohner C.I
National Flag image
85 mph - Lohner C.I
1916
Picture of the Lohner B.VII
National Flag image
85 mph - Lohner B.VII
1915
Picture of the Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
National Flag image
85 mph - Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
1918
Picture of the Fairey Campania
National Flag image
85 mph - Fairey Campania
1917
Picture of the Rumpler C.III
National Flag image
85 mph - Rumpler C.III
1916
Picture of the Lebed Type XII
National Flag image
84 mph - Lebed Type XII
1915
Picture of the Gotha G.IV
National Flag image
84 mph - Gotha G.IV
1916
Picture of the Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
National Flag image
84 mph - Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
1917
Picture of the Friedrichshafen G.III
National Flag image
84 mph - Friedrichshafen G.III
1917
Picture of the Breguet Br.5
National Flag image
84 mph - Breguet Br.5
1916
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth F.K.9
National Flag image
84 mph - Armstrong Whitworth F.K.9
1916
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10
National Flag image
84 mph - Armstrong Whitworth F.K.10
1917
Picture of the Schutte-Lanz D.I
National Flag image
84 mph - Schutte-Lanz D.I
1915
Picture of the Pfalz A.I
National Flag image
84 mph - Pfalz A.I
1914
Picture of the Anatra D-Series
National Flag image
82 mph - Anatra D-Series
1916
Picture of the Caudron G.4
National Flag image
82 mph - Caudron G.4
1915
Picture of the LVG C.II
National Flag image
81 mph - LVG C.II
1915
Picture of the Wright Model L
National Flag image
81 mph - Wright Model L
1916
Picture of the Sopwith Gunbus
National Flag image
81 mph - Sopwith Gunbus
1915
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
National Flag image
80 mph - Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
1915
Picture of the AGO C.II
National Flag image
80 mph - AGO C.II
1915
Picture of the Lloyd C.II
National Flag image
80 mph - Lloyd C.II
1915
Picture of the Hansa-Brandenburg B.I (Type D/FD)
National Flag image
78 mph - Hansa-Brandenburg B.I (Type D/FD)
1914
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
National Flag image
78 mph - Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
1919
Picture of the Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
National Flag image
75 mph - Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
1915
Picture of the Caproni Ca.1
National Flag image
75 mph - Caproni Ca.1
1915
Picture of the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
National Flag image
75 mph - Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
1913
Picture of the Supermarine (Pemberton-Billing) P.B.31E
National Flag image
75 mph - Supermarine (Pemberton-Billing) P.B.31E
1917
Picture of the Sikorsky S-16 (RBVZ S-XVI)
National Flag image
75 mph - Sikorsky S-16 (RBVZ S-XVI)
1916
Picture of the Aeromarine 39
National Flag image
73 mph - Aeromarine 39
1917
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
National Flag image
72 mph - Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
1912
Picture of the Aeromarine 40
National Flag image
71 mph - Aeromarine 40
1918
Picture of the Vickers FB.5 (Gunbus)
National Flag image
70 mph - Vickers FB.5 (Gunbus)
1915
Picture of the Friedrichshafen FF.33
National Flag image
68 mph - Friedrichshafen FF.33
1914
Picture of the Standard J
National Flag image
68 mph - Standard J
1917
Picture of the Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98)
National Flag image
66 mph - Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98)
1917
Picture of the Caudron G.3
National Flag image
66 mph - Caudron G.3
1914
Picture of the Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
National Flag image
66 mph - Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
1914
Picture of the Kondor D.VI
National Flag image
66 mph - Kondor D.VI
1918
Picture of the Ponnier L.1
National Flag image
65 mph - Ponnier L.1
1914
Picture of the LVG B (Series)
National Flag image
65 mph - LVG B (Series)
1915
Picture of the Voisin Type 5
National Flag image
65 mph - Voisin Type 5
1915
Picture of the Albatros B.II
National Flag image
65 mph - Albatros B.II
1914
Picture of the Aviatik B.I
National Flag image
62 mph - Aviatik B.I
1914
Picture of the Zeppelin L.32 (LZ-74)
National Flag image
62 mph - Zeppelin L.32 (LZ-74)
1916
Picture of the Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
National Flag image
62 mph - Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
1910
Picture of the Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1
National Flag image
62 mph - Schwade Kampfeinsitzer Nr.1
1914
Picture of the Zeppelin L.10 (LZ-40)
National Flag image
58 mph - Zeppelin L.10 (LZ-40)
1915
Picture of the N.S.7 (North Sea-class)
National Flag image
57 mph - N.S.7 (North Sea-class)
1917
Picture of the SSZ.65
National Flag image
53 mph - SSZ.65
1918
Picture of the C.23 (Coastal Class)
National Flag image
47 mph - C.23 (Coastal Class)
1917
Picture of the Bleriot XI
National Flag image
47 mph - Bleriot XI
1909
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