How high could ww1 planes fly?
Keeping this in view, how high can a biplane fly?
Fitted with a 90-horsepower Curtiss OX–5 V8 engine, the biplane could hit 75 mph and fly as high as 11,000 feet. It had a wingspan of 43 feet, weighed less than a ton fully loaded, and could stay airborne for just over two hours.
Beside this, what were aircrafts used for in ww1?
At the start of the First World War, aircraft like the B.E. 2 were primarily used for reconnaissance. Due to the static nature of trench warfare, aircraft were the only means of gathering information beyond enemy trenches, so they were essential for discovering where the enemy was based and what they were doing.
Most could fly for only two or three hours, had no weapons installed and were rather slow. Consider, for example, the B.E. 2c, a British biplane with a top speed of about 72 mph (116 km/h).