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


Curtiss Reims Racer

Curtiss Reims Racer

In August 1909 most of the adventurous pioneers then flying aeroplanes…
Fokker F.VII3m

Fokker F.VII/3m

In the I920s Dutch planemaker Anthony Fokker, who had built…
Junkers G 38

Junkers G 38

Throughout his career German designer Hugo Junkers toyed with…
Bristol Type 138A

Bristol Type 138A

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

Lockheed Vega

The stylish Lockheed Vega was a charismatic aircraft that scored…
Junkers F13

Junkers F13

An all-metal monoplane passenger aircraft, Dr Hugo .Junkers'…
Polikarpov I-16

Polikarpov I-16

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

Dornier Do X

When the mighty 12-engine Dornier Do X flying boat made its…
Curtiss CR-3

Curtiss CR-3

Cheated for the 1923 Schneider Trophy contest, the Curtiss CR-3…
Supermarine S.6B

Supermarine S.6B

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