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Vickers Challenger synchroniser fitted to Bristol Scout

World War One Machine Gunners - David Doughty - Australian Stories .

Otro cuadro de una de estas "jaulas de gallinas" voladoras , un biplaza FE8 del 41 Squadron, sobrevolando una pieza de artillería pesada británica en el embarrado campo de batalla del Somme, octubre de 1916. Cuadro de Michael Turner

Two-seater 41 Squadron, flying over a piece British heavy artillery on the muddy battlefield of the Somme, October Michael Turner box BFD

Gotthard Sachsenberg (6 December 1891 - 23 August 1961) was a German World War I fighter ace with 31 victories. He claimed his 9th victory on 17 March 1918, and continued to score steadily until 29 October 1918, when he downed his 31st confirmed. Midway through this run, Sachsenberg was awarded Prussia's and Germany's highest decoration, the Pour le Mérite, on 5 August 1918. He went on to command the world's first naval air wing.

A German fighter pilot with his yellow and black chequered Fokker D.VII at Jabbeke airfield,

Flight sub-lieutenant Francis Bremner, nicknamed 'Bunnie' can be seen in the seat of the B...

Flight sub-lieutenant Francis Bremner, nicknamed 'Bunnie' can be seen in the seat of the B.

Interview with David Bremner and Theo Willford on the rebuild of a Bristol Scout C biplane

Interview with David Bremner and Theo Willford who are nearing completion of a rebuild of a Bristol Scout C aircraft.

BRITISH AIRCRAFT FIRST WORLD WAR (Q 67871)   Cockpit of a Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 single-seat fighter biplane.

Cockpit of a Royal Aircraft Factory single-seat fighter biplane.

Um monoplano alemão Taube capturado, em exibição no pátio do Les Invalides em Paris, em 1915. O Taube foi um avião criado antes da Primeira Guerra Mundial, apenas brevemente utilizado na linha de frente e substituído mais tarde por projetos mais recentes.

Um monoplano alemão Taube capturado, em exibição no pátio do Les Invalides em Paris, em 1915. O Taube foi um avião criado antes da Primeira Guerra Mundial, apenas brevemente utilizado na linha de frente e substituído mais tarde por projetos mais recentes.

"Bristol Scout." It was realised that aircraft could locate the enemy, even if early air reconnaissance was hampered by the newness of the techniques involved. Early scepticism and low expectations quickly turned to unrealistic demands beyond the capabilities of the primitive aircraft available.

image interactive: On this day in Aviation 23 Feb 1914 by Francois Vebr

British BE2d light bomber after a forced landing. December 1916 by drakegoodman, via Flickr

British BE2d light bomber after a forced landing. December 1916 by drakegoodman, via Flickr

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