Famous Airplanes in History

Can you name the Famous Airplanes in History?

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First powered aircraft (1903)Orville and Wilbur Wright
One of the first two aircraft to fly around the world (1924)Lowell Smith
One of the first two aircraft to fly around the world (1924)Erik Nelson
First airplane to fly to the North Pole (1926) (Generally credited)Richard E. Byrd
First non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris (1927)Charles Lindbergh
First trans-Pacific flight from from the U.S. To Australia (1928)Charles Edward Kingsford Smith
First solo flight around the world (1933)Wiley Post
First U.S. Army Air Force bomber to complete 25 combat missions (1942-1943)Robert Morgan
First aircraft to transport a sitting U.S. President (1943)Unknown TWA Pilot
Flown by America's top scoring ace of WWII (1942-1944)Richard Bong
Famous forAirplanePilot
Flow by the highest scoring ace in the history of aerial warfare (1942-1945)Erich Hartmann
First aircraft to drop an atomic weapon in combat (1945)Paul Tibbets
Second (and, to date, last) aircraft to drop an atomic weapon in combat (1945)Charles Sweeny (normally Frederick Bock)
First aircraft to exceed the speed of sound in controlled, level flight (1947)Charles Yeager
Largest wingspan of any aircraft in history (1947)Howard Hughes
First aircraft to fly nonstop around the world (1949)James Gallagher
First human powered aircraft to cross the English Channel (1979)Bryan Allen
Smallest piloted aircraft (by dimensions) ever flown (1984)Robert Starr
First aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling (1987)Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager
First privately funded vehicle ot reach space (2004)Mike Melvill
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