The top 5 fighter aircraft of WWI

Including a British aeroplane that even the Red Baron himself had to admit was better than his…

5. Eindecker III

In 1915, Fokker Aircraft introduced the Eindecker E.III fighter aircraft. As the main variant of the Eindecker monoplane fighter, the E.III variant introduced aerial combat to the world with its synchronised machine gun. The fuel tank size was increased in comparison to its predecessors, which gave up to an hour more endurance time in the air. The larger, newly designed wings and Oberursel U.I engine allowed for speeds of up to 87mph. Entering service on the Western Front in December 1915, the aircraft was also supplied to Austria-Hungary and Turkey in aid of the war effort. Unfortunately, like many other fighter planes of its era, the E.III didn’t have much of a chance to prove itself in WWI with the rapid advancements being made all round in aviation technology.

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