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~Hiram Maxim's Glider - The Anglo-American inventor of the machine gun, Sir Hiram Maxim experimented unsuccessfully with powered flight during much of the 1890s. In 1911 he established a company to develop military aircraft with Louis Blériot, the first man to fly across the English Channel and engineer Claude Grahame White, one of Britain's first qualified pilots.

German Zeppelin LZ 77, which raided eastern England in 1915 and was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Revigny in France on 21 February 1916.

Luftwaffe prototype The Focke-Wulf Triebflügeljäger, an experimental German vertical take-off and landing aircraft propelled by a three-bladed jet-powered rotor.