Monday, September 12, 2022

New Tactics Within The Air

 Continuing on where I left off yesterday, aviation became an essential element of combat in the First World War.

This is the Junkers J.I., the first all-metal plane, and the only surviving one of its kind. Even only partially restored, it still impresses.

Close by, another German plane, the A.E.G. G.IV. This one is also a rarity: the only surviving multi-engine German aircraft of the war in existence today.

Following the war, aviation would start opening up the country's vast interior over time. During the same time pilots who had survived the war would find new ways to fly.

I finish today with art: Ruth Law At The 1918 CNE is a painting by Jim Bruce, depicting a pilot racing her Curtiss Pusher against an automobile at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto.


  1. Buenas piezas de Museo, que gracias ellos se conservan bastante bien.
    Que tengas una buena semana.

  2. ...planes changed warfare forever!

  3. A great exhibit showing the various war planes. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a happy new week!

  4. We build machines that can make us fly like birds. It would have been better if we had only walked.

  5. Another impressive tour William.

  6. always a fan of planes ...saw lots of them recently on a trip to Michigan. so fun!! ( ;

  7. That is a great collection of planes.

  8. @Italiafinlandia: they were.

    @Ventana: thank you.

    @Tom: they really did.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Iris: it's a good painting.

    @David: very much so.

  9. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Marie: they were.

    @Sandi: perhaps.

    @Gemel: thanks.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @RedPat: definitely.

  10. When one thinks that the airplane had only recently been developed and then it played n important part in the first world war.

  11. They look so flimsy, almost like they were made of paper.

  12. Marvelous old flying machines. I have enjoyed this series very much William, thank you!

  13. I don't know why but the old planes scare me somewhat, maybe it's the sound some of them use to make but I do enjoy seeing photos of them.

  14. @Red: that aspect fascinates me.

    @Sharon: when you think that most early planes incorporated wood, it's not that far off.

    @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: more to come.

    @Amy: I find them inspiring.

  15. I worked for an airplane collector for several years. WWI was his specialty to collect, and he even tried to establish a racing society here in NE Ohio.

  16. intriguing WWI post and great exhibit ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days ~

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)