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First War Aircraft

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Albatros Produced with upgraded models receiving improvements that continued through the war's end.

Avia B. 534 High speed, heavily armed, maneuverable Czech fighter aircraft.

Boeing F4B Outperformed all other fighter aircraft of its time.

Breguet Bre.14 All-metal single engine French light bomber produced before the end of the War.

Bristol Bulldog One of the first production aircraft to be equipped with oxygen.

Bristol F2B It took a while for these aircraft, introduced in 1917, to be used to their full advantage.

Bristol M1C One of the few monoplane aircraft introduced during WW1.

Bristol Scout  Derived from a pre WW1 racing aircraft.

Caudron R.11 Originally a heavily armed reconnaisance bomber, later an escort fighter.

Curtiss B-2 Condor   Primary U.S. twin engine biplane bomber of its time.

de Havilland DH-4 This single engine bomber, as maneuverable and as fast as many fighters, was introduced in 1917.

Etrich Taube This early WW1 aircraft was the first of its kind mass produced.

Dewoitine D.500 Transitional design from biplanes to monoplanes.

de Havilland/Airco DH2 Good climbing, maneuverable, pusher prop early WW1 fighter airplane.

de Havilland/Airco DH4 Possibly the most successful WW1 light bomber.

de Havilland/Airco DH9A After receiving more powerful, reliable engines, went on to be among the best WW1 bombing aircraft.

de Havilland/Airco DH10 Amiens Twin engine long range WW1 British heavy bomber.

Fairey III Mk IV Used as both a landplane and seaplane bomber by the British Royal Navy.

Fairey Fox Fastest British single engine light bomber of its time.

Farman M.F.11 Shorthorn Early WW1 British pusher prop reconnaissance and light bomber aircraft.

Felixstowe Fury Large triplane bomber and seaplane.

Fokker D.VII Arguably the best WW1 fighter aircraft used by Germany.

Fokker D.VIII German monoplane fighter introduced just before the end of WW1.

Fokker Dr.1 Famous triplane of the Red Baron.

Fokker Eindecker The original German monoplane fighter of WW1.

Gloster Gauntlet Fastest single seat RAF fighter of its time.

Gotha G Heavy twin engine bombing aircraft that first introduced "strategic bombing".

Grumman F2F-1 U.S. Navy front line biplane fighter.

Handley Page Heyford British biplane medium bomber with its fuselage mounted on its upper wing.

Handley Page 0/400 Early WW1 heavy twin engine bomber used for night raids.

Hawker Fury Primary British RAF front line fighter aircraft.

Linke-Hofman R.II Huge single propeller bomber driven by four linked engines.

Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard Introduced in 1918 before the end of the war, they flew on to finally retire in 1939.

Morane Saulnier First mass produced French WW1 fighter aircraft

Nieuport 11 French fighter aircraft with the speed and maneuverabiltiy to match German fighters.

Neuport 17 With some 7,200 built, became the main French WW1 fighter aircraft.

Nieuport 28 Primary U.S. fighter of WW1 and Eddie Rickenbacker's favorite WW1 aircraft.

Pfalz D.III Originally introduced as fighters in 1917, they were quickly replaced by more capable aircraft, but continued on as trainers.

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2b Early WW1 two seat pusher prop fighter.

Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 Early WW1 single seat pusher prop fighter.

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A Among the best of the British WW1 fighters, they continued to fly after the war.

Siddeley Deasy S.R. 2 Predecessor to the all metal Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

Siemens Schukert One of the best German fighter aircraft of WW1 when finally introduced, but in numbers too small to make a difference.

Sikorsky S-21 First dedicated four engine Russian strategic bomber.

Sopwith Camel Allied WW1 airplane that had the most victories of any aircraft during the war.

Sopwith Dolphin Unusual WW1 aircraft with head of pilot poking through hole in aircraft's top wing.

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter Multi mission WW1 airplane employed by many of the Allies.

Sopwith Pup The original Royal Navy fighter aircraft.

Sopwith Snipe Introduced just prior to the end of WW1 with modern aircraft features, it went on to fly with the RAF through 1926.

Sopwith Triplane Only deployed for six months as a front line aircraft and were quickly outclassed.

Spad XIII Premier French fighter aircraft introduced in 1917.

Tarrant Tabor Experimental huge six engine triplane bomber built late in WW I

Vickers F.B. 5 Gunbus A pusher prop aircraft introduced in early WW1 that was soon surpased by more modern aircraft.

Vickers Vimy One of the world's first long range heavy strategic bombing aircraft.

Vickers Virginia British RAF main night bombing aircraft.