Between The Wars

This period in aviation history between the end of World War I and the beginning of World War II would mark a progressive change from the slower wood-and-fabric biplanes of World War I to fast, streamlined metal monoplanes used in WWII, creating a revolution throughout the aviation industry.

During this period, civil aviation became widespread and famous feats took place such as round-the-world flights, air races and barnstorming. This era also saw the beginnings of the commercial airlines industry and the flying boat came to dominate the industry.

In military aviation, the fast all-metal monoplane emerged in such classic designs as the German Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the British Supermarine Spitfire, which would go on to see service in the coming war.

This period is sometimes called the Golden Age of Aviation.


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