The Thomas-Morse Scout became the favorite single-seat training airplane for U.S. pilots during World War I. The Scout first appeared with an order for 100 S4Bs in the summer of 1917.
The Belgian Airforce used a variety of French and British Aircraft. The Hanriot H.D.1 was a popular fighter used by the Belgian aces in defense of their beseiged country.
The versatile Bristol Fighter was a maneuverable, heavily armed two-seater biplane
The fast and extremely maneuverable Nieuport 11 biplane was originally designed for racing.
The A.1 resulted from continued efforts by the Ansaldo company to create a true fighter.
Poland Used a mix of German, Austrian and French aircraft in the later years. The Lloyd C.V is a rather conventional Austrian manufactored plane.
The S-16 was the first Sikorsky fighter equipped with a synchronized machine gun firing through the propeller.
The Estonians used a variety of aircraft ranging from captured German, abandoned Russian and British aircraft given to the Estonians to forge an air force. This Nieuport was constructed under license from the French by the Russian company DUK.
The development of aircraft during the period of the Great War has always been a source of personal enjoyment. Building models of period aircraft has filled many happy hours.
Slowly I have been creating a series of original color images of World War One aircraft profiles to replace all the graphics that are not my own work. This is a work in progress and it will be updated often as I finish new drawings and rework earlier drawings I am not satisfied with.
If there is a particular aircraft you are looking for, or you have documented information to improve the accuracy of a profile, please contact me and I will do my best to add or correct a profile to the gallery in a timely manner.
As the number of profiles has grown I have been forced to split up the larger galleries to make more specialized ones based on the national origin, year of production, manufacturer and aircraft type. The unsorted National Galleries for Britain and German are quite large and I recommend the smaller sorted galleries for anyone on a dialup connection.
The Aviatik D.I, was a single-engine, single-seater fighter biplane. The Aviatik D.I represented the first wholly Austro-Hungarian designed fighter in the Austro-Hungarian Air Service.
The Halberstadt CL.IV was one of the most effective ground attack aircraft of World War I, relying on its good maneuverability to avoid ground fire.
Rumpler 6B was a German single-engine floatplane fighter with biplane wing structure, designed and built by Rumpler Flugzeugwerke, in Berlin Johannisthal and introduced in 1916.
The Fokker D.I (company designation M.18) was also flown in Austro-Hungarian service as a reconnaissance aircraft under the designation B.III.
This is a captured French built aircraft which served in Turkish Airforce during the Great War..
The Turks used a variety of aircraft imported from Germany and other nations. They were not able to manufacter aircraft of their own.