“To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. To fly is everything.”


Mitsubishi A6M Zero

The Japanese Navy's agile A6M Reisen "Zero" fighter thoroughly…

Airco D.H.9A

The Airco D.H.9 was designed as an improvement upon the same…

Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

The Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik ground-attack aircrafl was…

Polikarpov I-16

The Soviet Union's I-16 Ishak ("Little Donkey") was the world's…

Staaken E.4/20 Monoplane

The E.4/20 was the first large all-metal aircraft and the true…

Gee Bee Super Sportster

The ultimate 1930s American racing aircraft, the extraordinary…

Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner

The Boeing 307 Stratoliner was the world's first airliner to…

Caproni Ca.60 Transaero

With his Ca.60 Transaero, Italian designer and manufacturer…

De Havilland D.H.88 Comet Racer

The D.H.88 Comet was a long-range racing aircraft designed specifically…

Junkers-Ju 52/3m

The most famous Junkers aeroplane - the Tante Ju, as it became…

Douglas DC-3

The most famous piston-engined airliner of all time, the DC-3…

Curtiss CR-3

Cheated for the 1923 Schneider Trophy contest, the Curtiss CR-3…