National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
World War I Aviation, Gallery 209, 2nd Floor, East Wing Floor Plan
This exhibition gallery explores the technological advances of WWI aviation set against a background of a front-line, allied airstrip somewhere in France in 1918.
- Aircraft: Fokker D VII, Spad VII, Spad XVI, and Albatros D. Va.
- Aerial Maneuvers: Immelmann, chandelle, barrel roll, and snap roll are demonstrated
- Machine gun synchronization device allowed the pilot to fire safely through the spinning propellor disc