Aviation in World War I
World War I was the first time that aircraft were used on a large scale. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spotting. ...
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
List of military aircraft of Entente Powers in WWI
This is a list of World War I Entente aircraft organized by country of origin. Dates are of first flight.
List of military aircraft of Central Powers in WWI
This is a list of military aircraft used by the Central Powers in World War I
Built specifically for or in Austria-Hungary, whose designation system was based on the German one, but with duplicati...
Interrupter gear
A Synchronization gear, or a gun synchronizer, sometimes rather less accurately referred to as an interrupter, is attached to the armament of a single engined tractor-type aircraft so that it can fire...
Fokker Scourge
The Fokker Scourge (also sometimes called the Fokker Scare) was the period during which the Fokker Eindecker monoplane fighter aircraft of the Imperial German Fliegertruppen, with their synchronised m...
Battle of the Somme
The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the Britis...
Bloody April
Bloody April refers to April 1917, and is the name given to the (largely successful) British air support operations during the Battle of Arras, during which particularly heavy casualties were suffered...
Anti-aircraft warfare
Air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action." They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, com...
German strategic bombing during World War I
The best-known German strategic bombing campaign during World War I was the campaign against England, although strategic bombing raids were carried out or attempted on other fronts. The main campaign...
Observation balloon
Observation balloons are balloons that are employed as aerial platforms for intelligence gathering and artillery spotting. Their use began during the French Revolutionary Wars, reaching their zenith ...
Dirigible
An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or lighter-than-air aircraft which can navigate through the air under its own power. Aerostats gain their lift from large gas bags filled with a lifting g...
Manfred von Richthofen
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the Red Baron, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) ...
List of World War I aces credited with 20 or more victories
The term "ace" (now commonly flying ace) was first used by French newspapers during World War I, describing Adolphe Pégoud as l'as (the ace), after he downed five German aircraft. When aircraft began ...
Royal Naval Air Service
The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914 to 1 April 1918, when it was merged w...
William Otway Boger
Captain William Otway Boger was a World War I flying ace credited with five victories.Boger served in Strathcona's Horse from August 1914 through September 1916. After transfer to the Royal Flying Cor...
WWI: The Tragic Moment A Man Was Ordered To Kill His Best Friend
Private Jimmy Smith joined the British army to fight and protect his country. But after fighting gallantly at Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 and the Battle of the Somme during the First World War, his own...
Garfield Finlay
Garfield Finlay (7 September 1893 – 1961) was an Australian flying ace during World War I. He served with distinction in the Gallipoli Campaign as a noncommissioned officer in the Light Horse. After t...
Salmson-Moineau
The Salmson-Moineau S.M.1 A3, (later re-designated Salmson Sal. 1 A3), was a French armed three-seat biplane long range reconnaissance aircraft of the First World War designed by René Moineau for the ...
Hans-Joachim Buddecke
Hans-Joachim Buddecke (22 August 1890 – 10 March 1918) was a German Flying Ace in World War I, credited with thirteen victories. He was the third ace, after Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke, to...
List of World War I aces from Lithuania
The list of World War I flying aces from Lithuania, at the time a part of the Russian Empire, contains two names, both flew with the Imperial Russian Air Force: