Category Archives: Bombers

Wills’s Aviation Card #76 – Italian War Monoplane.

History Behind The Card: Italian War Monoplane. Card #76 of 85, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Vice Regal  – Black-back issue Captain Carlo Maria Piazza on March 17, 1881 in Busto Arsizio, Italy – June 24, 1917, Milan, Italy. This Wills’s Aviation … Continue reading

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Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1911 – 75-Card Series

The Checklist For Wills’s Cigarettes Aviation 1911  – 75-Card Series features 79 different cards, owing to different brands/backs opting for different aircraft/people to be featured on four cards: Cards No. 63. (2x); No. 69 (2x); No. 73 (2x); and No. … Continue reading

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Wills’s Aviation Card #58 – New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911.

History Behind The Card:  New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Card #58 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973 in Ozenay, France; Charles Voisin, July … Continue reading

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Dropping Bombs By Hand In WWI

The image shows a WWI German pilot and bombardier in their plane – how bombs were deployed.

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Description Of A WWI Bomber’s Sight System – Revised

Here’s a nice cut-away image showing what appears to be a World War I German Goth bomber, and all the components we the people should know about the inner workings of this new invention. It’s a French clipping, so while … Continue reading

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WWI Austria Engine Manufacturer Propaganda Poster

Here’s a cool Austrian WWI advertising and propaganda poster from, I think, 1916. Translating the German into English, it reads: Austro-Hungarian seaplane with Heiro-flight engine destroyed an Italian Caproni. Austrian industrial plants Warchalowski, Eissler & Co. AG Vienna, XVI I believe … Continue reading

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WWI – Bombs Dropped Totals

Tons of Bombs Dropped In WWI & (# of sorties) Date Germany Zeppelins Germany Gotha/Giant Bombers British Bombers Jan-’15 1.815 (2) – – Feb-’15 – – – Mar-’15 – – – Apr-’15 5.303 (5) – – May-’15  7.864 (4) – … Continue reading

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