Oil Painting ‘Noon’

In this oil painting by Emile Antoine Verpilleux, a Royal Flying Corps wireless operator gathers intelligence by listening to messages sent from an aircraft observing the accuracy …

Albatros D.Va Replica

With its distinctive plywood-skinned oval section streamlined fuselage, the Albatros D.V entered service in May 1917, but from October 1917 was supplemented in large-scale production by the …

Sopwith Dolphin 5FI

The world’s first single seat multi-gun fighter the Dolphin represented a departure from traditional Sopwith fighter design. In place of the rotary engines so characteristic of the …

Sopwith F1 Camel

So famous the Arabs named an animal after itJ.M. Ramsden Waspish wilful intolerantJ.M. Bruce The Camel designed by Thomas Sopwith was the highest scoring fighter of World …

Avro 504K

The Avro 504k is one of the greatest training aircraft ever built. It was used to equip training units first in the Royal Flying Corps and later …

Blériot XXVII

The early history of this striking yellow painted aircraft is obscure, as it has no authenticated history before 1936, when it was acquired from crated storage at …

Bristol F.2b Fighter

The Bristol Fighter was designed in 1916 as a replacement for the B.E. two-seaters. No.48 Squadron received the first production aircraft and introduced them into service during …

Caudron G3

The Caudron G3 first appeared in France in May 1914 but saw no British military service before World War One began. During the early months of war …

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2b

The BE2b evolved from earlier aircraft after a great deal of experimental work by the government-owned Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough and proved to be one of …

Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A

The SE5a was considered by many pilots to be the best British single-seat fighter of World War One. Designed at the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough, the …