Entente Aircraft

Entente Aircraft Types

Organized by primary home country of the manufacturer. Many planes were used by multiple nationalities.

  France   Great Britain   Italy

Other Manufacturers

These manufacturers produced few or no combat designs of their own during the war (or near its end), though they may have contributed greatly through trainers, licensed builds, or through innovative designs.

  France   Great Britain   Italy


  1. The Air Department ("A.D.") of the RNAS was responsible for several seaplane and flying boat designs, but none went into production.[1][2]
  2. The Austin Motor Company collaborated with Albert Ball to produce the Austin-Ball A.F.B.I, as well as the A.F.T.3 "Osprey" and Greyhound, but none of them were selected for production.[3]
  3. The British Aerial Transport Co. (B.A.T.) produced the F.K.22 and F.K.23 "Bantam", the F.K.24 "Baboon", and the F.K.25 "Basilisk". All were doomed by their use of failed A.B.C. Dragonfly radial engines.[4]
  4. B&P built Sopwith designs under license, but in 1918 they produced the promising P.3 "Bobolink" (which lost out to the Snipe), the P.6 biplane, and the twin-engine P.7 "Bourges".[5]
  5. Aviation pioneer G.M.Dyott built a twin-engine three-seat bomber in 1916, but it was never adopted.[6]
  6. L.Howard Flanders built the B.2 biplane in 1914, but it was a one-off.[7]
  7. Claude Grahame-White's company built several aeroplanes during the period but none saw combat. The Type XV pusher saw use as a trainer for the RFC and RNAS. The E.IV "Ganymede" was a twin-engine bomber that was too late for production.[8]
  8. C.J.H. Mackenzie-Kennedy helped Russia's early air efforts, and his 1916 Giant recalled the Il'ya Mouromtez of Sikorsky. The underpowered Kennedy Giant never flew.[9]
  9. E.W. Wakefield's "Water Hen" was a very early floatplane that was used for RNAS training up through 1916. A monoplane was also built.[10]
  10. Mann, Egerton built several planes under license and designed a few on their own, but none reached production.[11]
  11. British Nieuport & General Aircraft Co. was founded to build Nieuport designs in England under license, but they also produced a prototype fighter in the Nieuport B.N.1 (sharing an engine with the Snipe), Nighthawk (using the failed Dragonfly engine), and London triplane bomber; none of which saw production.[12]
  1. Bruce'69, pp.1-9.
  2. Owers'13.
  3. Bruce'69, pp.30-34.
  4. Bruce'69, pp.69-77.
  5. Bruce'69, pp.101-106.
  6. Bruce'69, pp.216-217.
  7. Bruce'69, pp.256-257.
  8. Bruce'69, pp.257-265.
  9. Bruce'69, pp.287-289.
  10. Bruce'69, pp.291-292.
  11. Bruce'69, pp.294-297.
  12. Bruce'69, pp.317-322.
  • J.M. Bruce. British Aeroplanes 1914-18. Great Britain, Funk & Wagnalls, 1957, 1969. ISBN 0370000382
  • C.A. Owers, Windsock Datafile 159: AD Flying Boats. Great Britain: Albatros Publications, Ltd., 2013. ISBN 978-1-906798-31-4