The Curator’s Choice 53

Lesser Known German World War I Fighters
Roland D.II – Fokker D.VIII – Junkers D.I

About the only good thing that can be said for war is that it brings on rapid technological change. Improvements which might have taken years or decades to be tested and adopted took only months or years under the pressure of war. World War I brought rapid change to the field of aviation in which the simple wood, fabric and wire biplanes of 1914, like the Morane G, had been replaced by sophisticated wood and metal machine only four years later. Here are three examples, two of which might have revolutionized fighter design further had the war continued into 1919.

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