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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 4 weeks ago

Were there any World War 1 planes used in World War 2 combat missions? ?

Were there any military aircraft from World War 1 used in World War 2 combat missions? If there were, what World War 1 fighters took part of World War 2 military operations? I mean fighter planes that were used in World War 1. We all know that airplanes have taken part of the War and were used by the Americans, Japanese, Germans, British, Soviet Russians, Chinese, Australians and Italians to bombs military targets. The Americans, Chinese, Soviet Russians and British used military airplanes to bomb Japanese, Italian and German troops and other military targets such as tanks factories, weapon factories, aircraft factories. But I wonder if any of the allies and axis countries during World War 2 have ever used World War 1 fighter planes during military campaigns. 

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  • AJ
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    British carrier aircraft that was used to sink the Bismark were biplanes, but they were built after WW1 ended.

    • Michael
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      The biplane torpedo bombers were designed and built in the mid-1930s.

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I doubt any planes from WWI were used by any major power in WWII.

    Aeronautics had advanced by leaps and bounds in those 20 years.  A WWI biplane would have been about as useful as horse.  If any planes from WWI were used, it was probably by a small country that was quickly overrun.  

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Probably not the WWI planes, but the preWWII aircraft were only slight improvements. They had gone to a single wing, but some planes were still made of wood and cover in fabric. Open cockpits and a gunner. During those years between the wars, there were hundreds of different plane designs, but no reason to focus the knowledge and build the best aircraft possible.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Maybe some lighter then airships. But no areophane's.  To support this take a look at the list of WWI fighters and bombers. There are references that show what nations used them and when they were removed from service. Couple that with the gap of some twenty years during which the majority of the airframes would have become unserviceable and the lack of spares for continued service.

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