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Most reliable WW1 plane in the air?

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#11 Kutscha

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:00 AM

I haven't read that the Fokker D.VII had any issues.

 

Two links for WW1 airplanes,

http://www.militaryf...w1-aircraft.asp

http://www.theaerodr...craft/index.php


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Posted 03 February 2015 - 09:03 PM

I purposely used the team 'reliable in the air' to exclude engine-liability. I probably should have written ' trustworthy flight characteristics'!

In that case I would suggest the Avro 504.  

 

Started as a bomber with the raids on the Zeppelin sheds at Friedrickshafen and then went on to be the most widely manufactured trainer worldwide in the 20's.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_504

 

Apparently it had the most lovely handling qualities and would put up with the most amazing abuse in "crazy flying" demonstrations

 

http://raf-lincolnsh...istory_1927.htm


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 08:11 PM

Hi armand,I haven't researched much on ww1planes my knowledge is limited,but if I had to make a choice I think I would go with either the Bristol fighter or the SE5! I would have gone with the Sopwith Camel also , but I read an article in a plane mag that it was un predictable,and pilots were not keen to push the camel to its limits, hence many were shot down.thankyou for your input it's been very helpful,thanks....
Cheers armand.
Regards Keith.....

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:09 AM

I agree with armand on this one there are other aircraft which could be considered as worthfull contenders which would fall in between these two discussion points,however for me I'm going with the SE5, again for its manoeuvrability .
Cheers.keith.





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