Early in the war, the airplanes were small and very delicate. Each side built 2-seat observation planes and they usually did not have any guns or bombs. Then the pilots and observer began to use small weapons, which included small bombs that they tossed over-board. Some books say the Americans first flew airplanes in combat in Mexico just prior to WW1 and they occassionally dropped bomblets.
I assume you are interested in a bomber that dropped large bombs.
Here is a FIRST:
On 28 July 1914, a torpedo was successfully launched for th efirst time from a British aircraft, a 160h.p. Short seaplane. From this prototype aircraft, the Short 184 bomber was built and began service in mid-1915. A land-plane version was built and its typical load included four 230 lb or eight 112 lb bombs carried beneath the lower wings. The Short 184 continued into service throughout the war.
The Russian designer Igor Sikorsky built a Hugh 4-engine airplane in 1914 that could carry up to 16 people. It was named Ilya Murometz. Orders were placed and by the time the Russian revolution in 1917, there were 75 built. They carried bombs weighing up to 1000 lbs. They made 400 bombing missions and only 1 airplane was shot down. But I'm not sure if this was the FIRST one or not.
The Italians were also ahead in the aircraft design than either the British or Germans. The 3-engine Caproni Ca 30 was the first of Italy's giant plane to fly in 1913. This was followed by the Ca 31, which had the military designation of Ca 1 and the Ca 32 (or military Ca 2). The Ca 2 made the first Italian bombing raid of the war against Austro-Hungary on 20 August 1915. (But I can't seem to find its bomb load capacity.)
A= Jane's Fighting Aircraft of WW1.
B= World Aircraft - Bombers 1914-1919 by Munson
C= Aeroplanes and Flyers of the First World War by Phelan
The de Havilland was designed and produced by the United Kingdom in 1918 and the total produced was over six thousand. Its bomb load capacity was 460lb. and it had a max speed of 143 MPH. It was later redesigned and used in World War II.
Best heavy bomber: Avro LancasterBest light bomber: de Havilland Mosquito
A Heinkel HE III was a German plane in WWII. It had a glazed nose and was a bomber plane.
the German were the first to use bombers, their first bomber was a zeppelin invented by Edward zeppelin
Bomber Breguet was a French bomber. Biplanemeans a 2-wing plane of any size.
36,858 pounds empty was the weight of the Avro Lancaster Bomber plane of World War 2.
Bomber Aircrew in World War II was created in 2004.
The B29 Flying Super Fortress was the greatest bomber of World War 2.
I don't know about the modern planes but in the second world war the Lancaster bomber and the spitfire were probably the most destructive planes of there time
Spacecraft??? World War I came over 40 years before the first spacecraft.
Their plane is shot down in the first World War
The Great Artiste was a B-29 bomber of World War 2. And the only aircraft to participate (as an observation plane) in both the atomic raids on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
there wasnt a specific plane, it was any kind of plane from a6m zeros or oscars. they loaded them up with explosives and headed out
The plane was called a B-17 Flying fortress.
No one knows. The first bomber and bombs dropped were hand grenades into the trenches during world war one. It is thought that this was done by a pilot and observer doing reconnaissance
The most powerful bomber of WWII was the B29 Superfortress. The deadliest dive bomber of the second world war was the USNs Dauntless; although the IJNs "Val" dive bomber sank more allied warships than any other axis dive bomber.
No. The Wright brothers were the first men to fly in a powered heavier-than-air machine. The first men to cross the Atlantic ocean by plane were Alcock and Brown. The crossing was made in 1919, in a British bomber used in the first world war. Charles Lindbergh made the first solo crossing.
I am an old World War II pilot from the 15th Air Force in Italy. The Lancaster was a 1942 United Kingdom bomber. I have a picture of it on a 3 X 6 picture of World War II Aircraft.
Grumman TBF-1C Avengers; employed as a torpedo bomber
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