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WW1 U.S. Aircraft (1917-1918)

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.

WW1 U.S. Aircraft (1917-1918)

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.

OVERVIEW



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 during the conflict 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-originated fighters.


There are a total of 49 WW1 U.S. Aircraft (1917-1918) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Immediate pre-war and post-war types are also included in this listing.





#1
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aeromarine 39
Aeromarine 39
Naval Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#2
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aeromarine 40
Aeromarine 40
Flying Boat Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#3
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
Twin-Engine Medium Biplane Bomber Aircraft
#4
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AirCo DH.4
AirCo DH.4
Light Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
#5
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AirCo DH.9
AirCo DH.9
Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ansaldo A.1 Balilla (Hunter)
Ansaldo A.1 Balilla (Hunter)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#7
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ansaldo SVA (Primo)
Ansaldo SVA (Primo)
High-Speed Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
#8
1913
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Avro 504
Avro 504
Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft
#9
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Breguet Br.14
Breguet Br.14
Biplane Reconnaissance / Fighter / Bomber Aircraft
#10
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Caproni Ca.3
Caproni Ca.3
Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
#11
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
Caproni Ca.4
Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
#12
1914
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Caudron G.3
Caudron G.3
Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
#13
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Caudron R.11
Caudron R.11
Escort Fighter / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#14
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss H-16
Curtiss H-16
Seaplane / Flying Boat
#15
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
Biplane Trainer Aircraft
#16
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
Long-Range Flying Boat Biplane Aircraft
#17
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Dorand AR
Dorand AR
Observation Biplane Aircraft
#18
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Felixstowe F.2
Felixstowe F.2
Flying Boat Aircraft
#19
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Felixstowe F.5
Felixstowe F.5
Reconnaissance Flying Boat
#20
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fokker C.I
Fokker C.I
Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
#21
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Fokker D.VII
Fokker D.VII
Biplane Fighter
#22
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Handley Page H.P. O/400
Handley Page H.P. O/400
Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#23
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Hanriot HD.1
Hanriot HD.1
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#24
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Macchi M.5
Macchi M.5
Seaplane Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#25
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
Reconnaissance / Bomber Biplane Aircraft
#26
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nieuport 12
Nieuport 12
Reconnaissance / Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
#27
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nieuport 17
Nieuport 17
Fighting Biplane Scout Aircraft
#28
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nieuport 27
Nieuport 27
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#29
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Nieuport 28
Nieuport 28
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#30
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 (Lepere United States Army Combat Model 11)
Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11 (Lepere United States Army Combat Model 11)
Biplane Fighter / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#31
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Pfalz D.XII
Pfalz D.XII
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#32
1912
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Reconnaissance / Artillery Spotting / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#33
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
Reconnaissance / Fighter / Night Bomber Aircraft
#34
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#35
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Rumpler C.VII
Rumpler C.VII
Long-Range, High-Altitude Two-Seat Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
#36
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Salmson 2
Salmson 2
Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
#37
1916
National Flag Graphic
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
#38
1915
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sopwith Baby
Sopwith Baby
Scout / Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
#39
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sopwith Camel
Sopwith Camel
Single-Seat Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#40
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Pup
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#41
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SPAD S.VII
SPAD S.VII
Single-Seat. Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#42
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SPAD S.XI
SPAD S.XI
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#43
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SPAD S.XII
SPAD S.XII
Single-Seat, Single Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#44
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SPAD S.XIII
SPAD S.XIII
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#45
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SSZ.65
SSZ.65
SSZ-class Maritime Blimp Airship
#46
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Standard J
Standard J
Biplane Trainer Aircraft
#47
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Thomas-Morse S-4
Thomas-Morse S-4
Advanced Flight Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#48
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vought VE-7 Bluebird
Vought VE-7 Bluebird
Biplane Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
#49
1916
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Wright Model L
Wright Model L
Scout Biplane Aircraft Prototype