Aircraft of The Allied Powers

American AircraftAmerican Aircraft

Thomas-Morse S-4 - 1917
Thomas-Morse S-4 1917

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.

Belgian  AircraftBelgian Aircraft

Hanriot H.D.1 - 1916
Hanriot H.D.1 – 1916

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.

British AircraftBritish Aircraft

Bristol Fighter  F.2b - 1917
Bristol Fighter F.2b – 1917

The versatile Bristol Fighter was a maneuverable, heavily armed two-seater biplane

French  AircraftFrench Aircraft

Nieuport 11 "Bébé" (baby) - 1915
Nieuport 11 "Bébé" (baby) – 1915

The fast and extremely maneuverable Nieuport 11 biplane was originally designed for racing.

Italian  AircraftItalian Aircraft

Ansaldo A.1  Balilla
Ansaldo A.1 Balilla – 1917

The A.1 resulted from continued efforts by the Ansaldo company to create a true fighter.

Polish AircraftPolish Aircraft

Lloyd C.V - 1917
Lloyd C.V – 1917

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.

Russian  AircraftRussian Aircraft

Sikorsky S-16 - 1916
Sikorsky S-16 – 1915

The S-16 was the first Sikorsky fighter equipped with a synchronized machine gun firing through the propeller.

Estonian  AircraftEstonian Aircraft

Nieuport 17 - DUK - 1917
Nieuport 17 – DUK – 1917

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.

My World War 1 Aircraft Profiles

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.

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Aircraft of The Central Powers

Austrian  AircraftAustria-Hungarian Aircraft

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.

German AircraftGerman Aircraft

Halberstadt CL.IV - 1918
Halberstadt CL.IV – 1918

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 - 1916
Rumpler 6B – 1917

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.

Turkish AircraftTurkish Aircraft

Fokker D.I - 1916
Fokker D.I – 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.

Caudron G.IV
Caudron G.IV

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.