[WWI] Which airplane would you fly?

Allan Wright aew at unh.edu
Wed Jul 13 08:44:28 EDT 2011

Bristol F.2b, Twin rear Lewis-equipped. I'd consider it the safest ride
with a good combination of speed, agility and all-around gun coverage.

Practicalities aside I've always liked the looks of the DH-2.


On Wed, 2011-07-13 at 09:02 -0300, Diego Fernetti wrote:

> Now here's the thing:
> If you were given the chance to be transported in time to some point between 
> 1914 to 1918 on the European Western front of the Great War, given some 
> training to fly airplanes (at Issoudun or at Aviano or at Schwerin) and then 
> you could choose ANY aircraft of the era to make a tour over the trenches... 
> I guess I'd choose -for practical reasons- a Fokker D.VIIf. However, for the 
> looks, I'd choose a Nieuport 11. Or a Sopwith Pup.
> What airplane would you choose?
> D. 

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