National Air and Space Museum
Apr 3, 2011Public
Photo: Model of a fanciful suggestion of a long-distance, passenger balloon-vehicle.
Photo: Reconstruction of the Wright Brothers' original first successfully flown self-powered aircraft.
Photo: Early plane, France, ca. 1910.
Photo: German bi-plane, World War I.
Photo: World War I relic.
Photo: German bi-plane fighter, World War I.
Photo: RAF Sopwith Camel (?), World War I, ca. 1917.
Photo: Detail of an elaborate trophy awarded to air show champions in the 1920s.
Photo: Charles A. Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic in "The Spirit of St. Louis" in the first non-stop flight, May 20-21, 1927.
Photo: Pan Am Clipper, ca. 1935.
Photo: Pan Am Clipper for transoceanic passengers, ca. 1935.
Photo: Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service Mitsubishi A6M Zero.  Such planes were used in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Photo: The V-1 ("Buzz Bomb" or "Doodlebug") was first launched at London, 13 June 1944.