War in the Air

The First World War was the first military conflict where aircraft were used in significant numbers. To begin with they were only really used for reconnaissance but as the war progresses so did the technology, which allowed fighters and bombers to sore high over Western Europe.

Crashed Aircraft WW1

WW1 Planes

More than 70 different types of aircraft were used in the First World War.

In 1917 Britain lost 245 planes in a single month.

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