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


Maxim Multiplane

In the 1890s English-domiciled American millionaire Hiram Maxim…

Gloster Meteor

Because of the surprising tardiness of the US's development…

Fokker F.VII/3m

In the I920s Dutch planemaker Anthony Fokker, who had built…

Douglas DC-3

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

Dornier Do X

When the mighty 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat made its…

Handley Page H.P.42

If any aeroplane Could be described as a stately galleon of…

Supermarine S.6B

In the 1920s mihI early 1930s seaplane racers were the fastest…

Junkers-Ju 52/3m

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

Bristol Type 138A

The Type 138A was purpose-built for record-breaking high-altitude…

Curtiss CR-3

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