Students from Point England School created a narrated animation using Hyperstudio.
In 1914 when World War One began, the aeroplane was so new that the British had never used it in battle before. Eager recruits, some as young as 17, rush to join the British Army’s new aircraft service, the Royal Flying Corps. Quickly it came up against Germany’s hunting squadrons, and most notorious fighter pilot, the Red Baron.
The Sopwith Camel was a World War One fighter plane, built in the Sopwith Aviation company in England from 1916. Only about 150 of these planes were built originally.
This plane’s design made for excellent visibility for the pilot, with twin synchronised machine guns the Sopwith Camel was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, more than any other allied fighter in World War One.
The Super Marine Spitfire is a British single seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force throughout the Second World War. The Spitfire was designed as a short range high performance interceptor aircraft.
The Spitfire’s elliptical wing had a thing cross section, allowing a higher top speed than several newer fighters. Speed was essential to be able to carry out the mission of home defence, against enemy bombers.
During the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire was seen as the RAF fighter of the battle. The Spitfire had highest victory to loss ratio than other British aircraft.
The modern fighter planes are the fastest and the toughest of all the planes. The planes are not cheap, for they can cost as much as $2 billion. The fighter planes are specially designed for high speeds, like the fact that the wings on the F14 can slide back for high speed, and forward for slow speed.