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World War I Aircraft



Aircraft used in the early part of World War I were mostly used for reconnaissance duties. Some of them were used as light bombers where the bombs were actually thrown out of the cockpit. In later years as more aircraft were developed some were fitted with forward facing machine guns which were synchronised to fire through the propeller.


Airco DH.9 & Avro 504

de Havilland Airco DH.9 D-5649 W2 5649 at Duxford AirSpace Hangar
Avro 504K G-ADEV H5199 at Old Warden August Air Show 2007