Showing posts with label WW1 Planes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WW1 Planes. Show all posts

3 June 2014

WW1 Planes: Australian Palestine, Salmson & British crash



A flight of bombing planes 1st Australians flying corpse, Palestine.

French Salmson plane.

A crashed British plane that looks in good condition - other photos show crumpled heaps - so it may simply have run out of fuel and made an impromptu landing. 

Flying planes in WW1 was an extremely dangerous task, more died in training than in battle. Given  flight being rather new and the very fragile planes they used meant  a pilots life was often short.
A Flight of Bombing Planes 1st Australian Flying Corps, Palestine - See more at: http://picturesofworldwar1.com/photographer-frank-hurley/a-flight-of-bombing-planes-1st-australian-flying-corps-palestine#sthash.RK9llAHU.dpuf
A Flight of Bombing Planes 1st Australian Flying Corps, Palestine - See more at: http://picturesofworldwar1.com/photographer-frank-hurley/a-flight-of-bombing-planes-1st-australian-flying-corps-palestine#sthash.RK9llAHU.dpuf
A Flight of Bombing Planes 1st Australian Flying Corps, Palestine - See more at: http://picturesofworldwar1.com/photographer-frank-hurley/a-flight-of-bombing-planes-1st-australian-flying-corps-palestine#sthash.RK9llAHU.dpuf

19 August 2013

WW1: Planes in battle




 Standard German Hannover CL which seems to have had a slight problem landing. One thing I did notice looking at photos of planes used on all sides in WW1 that most were tiny! Barely room for a gunner and pilot.



It seems really hard to find an actual photo of planes taking part in a battle. Most of them showed crashed, burnt out or simple static grounded planes with men posing next to them. Here I assume is an unaltered photo a perfect example of planes used in trench battles. Can you image 3-4 planes machine gun or small bombs pounding your trench just as the other sides soldiers where making a charge?