Return to 100 years of the Royal Air Force

Image of bi-plane in gunsights © IWM Q70307.
In 1915, the Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Anthony Fokker who was working for the Germans, perfected the ability for a machine-gun to be synchronised with, and fire through, the aircraft’s propeller. It was soon adopted by all combatants.

Image of bi-plane in gunsights © IWM Q70307.

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