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


Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a

It is debatable whether the nifty S.E.5a or the Sopwith Camel…

Vought F4U Corsair

The American F4U Corsair is widely acknowledged as the outstanding…

Tupolev Tu-95 Bear

If the Cold War had ever turned hot, the massive Tupolev Bear…

Hawker Fury

The Hawker Fury was the epitome of the elegant and charismatic…

Dornier Do X

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

Douglas DC-3

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

Macchi MC.72

Designed by Mario Castoldi, the MC.72 was the fastest piston-driven…

Polikarpov I-16

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

Boeing Model 307 Stratoliner

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

Boeing 247

First flown in February 1933, the Boeing 247 has sometimes been…

Lockheed Vega

The stylish Lockheed Vega was a charismatic aircraft that scored…

Supermarine S.6B

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