25 Air And Space Crafts That Helped Shape History

Ever since December 17, 1903 when Orville and Wilbur Wright flew the first successful powered aircraft the field of aerospace engineering has had quite an impact on the way we travel, work, and perceive our world. These are 25 air and space crafts that helped shape history.

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The Avro Lancaster

The Avro Lancaster

A bomber built by Avro Canada for service in World War 2. It was used by the Royal Air Force, The Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Boeing B-17

Boeing B-17

A bomber built for the U.S Army Air Corps in the 1930’s. The craft was used by the Royal Air Force, U.S Army Air Corps, and Brazilian Air Force.

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Messerschmitt M.E 262

Messerschmitt M.E 262

Created by the German Luftwaffe in 1941. It was the first jet aircraft and jet fighter. M.E 262 pilots had a collective 542 kills.

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F-101 VooDoo

F-101 VooDoo

Used by the United States Air Force, and the Royal Canadian Air Force during the cold war as a fighter interceptor. It was the first nuclear armed fighter-bomber.

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Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit

bomber

An American air craft most note able for it’s unusual shape. With a crew of 2 it can carry a number explosives including nuclear weapons.



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