First World War

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Aero Engines of History Part 2 – A post examining the engines which powered the iconic aircraft of World War 1.

First World War Aviation Part 1 – A look at the development of aerial warfare between 1914 and 1916.

First World War Aviation Part 2 – A look at aerial warfare and the aircraft involved in world war one between 1917 and 1918.

First World War Aviation Part 3 – A look at the remaining Living Memorials to first world war aviation and the places that keep them alive.

First World War In the Air – RAF Museum London – A first look at Hendon’s new first world war exhibition.

First World War In The Air RAF Museum: Exhibit Histories – Following on from the earlier review post of the new exhibition, this post takes a look in detail at the aircraft on display.

Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter – The first British aircraft to feature a forward facing machine gun and a huge step in Sopwith’s development.

Sopwith Tabloid – The first aircraft to carry out a bombing run over Germany during World War 1, here is a look at Sopwith’s first fighting aircraft.

Sopwith Pup – The Pup was a development of the 1 1/2 Strutter and proved to be a versatile fighting machine.

Sopwith Triplane – A development from the pup which refined a design that would become an icon of the conflict.

Sopwith Camel: Part 1 – Sopwith’s first all new scout design since the Tabloid before the war and a legend in its own right. This first post takes a look into the fascinating history of the Sopwith Camel.

Sopwith Camel: Part 2 – Another look at the Sopwith icon, this time taking a detailed look at each of the survivors.

Sopwith Dolphin – A look at Sopwith’s design departure that came in the shape of the Dolphin, a very advanced and unique aircraft, though ultimately arriving too late in the war.

Sopwith Snipe – The pinnacle of Sopwith’s wartime development and the final Sopwith aircraft to serve with the RAF.

Pre World War 1: 

The Bleriot XXVII.

Aero Engines Of History Part 1 – A look at the early development of aircraft engines.

Pre War Pioneers: Shuttleworth’s Edwardians – A look at the interesting pre WW1 designs flying at the Shuttleworth Collection.

The Wright Brothers First Flight: A long Time ago in Kittyhawk – Looking back at the first ever powered flight 111 years on.

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