Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel

As I am currently taking part in a playtest for the new Lardies rules for WWI aviation combat, I have been spending time looking over the aircraft of the period. What is surprising is the number of good aircraft used in The Great War, and how short of a shelf life they had.

Here is my list of the most significant.

Gotha G.V and G.IV – Giving the Germans the ability to take the war to Britain without using pesky hydrogen.

Fokker Eindecker – Not only giving the Germans air superiority in 1915, but was the vehicle that trained the early war aces.

Sopwith Camel – Maneuverable, twin synchronized machine guns and looks. What more is needed. (And there is always Snoopy)

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Fokker D.VII – The premier fighter for the summer and fall of 1918, as well as the postwar period.

SE5a – A superiority fighter used well from mid 1917 to the end of the war. It is also the aircraft that I remember fondly in the modeling I did as a youth.

As I left off French, Russian, Austro-Hungarian (love the flying boats) and others, I know I slighted many of you. So what do you consider the most significant aircraft of the war?

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I love the graphics!

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2 Responses to Snoopy and his Sopwith Camel

  1. john snelling says:

    Albatros D.III was a great aircraft used by Germany and Austria. Also the Spad VII used by allot of different countries.

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