Fighter aircraft are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat.- Fighter aircraft
A biplane is a fixed-wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other.- Biplane
Following World War I, this helped extend the era of the biplane and, despite the performance disadvantages, most fighter aircraft were biplanes as late as the mid-1930s.- Biplane
The earliest known aerial victory with a synchronized machine gun-armed fighter aircraft occurred in 1915, by German Luftstreitkräfte Leutnant Kurt Wintgens.- Fixed-wing aircraft
Early fighters were very small and lightly armed by later standards, and most were biplanes built with a wooden frame covered with fabric, and a maximum airspeed of about 100 mph. As control of the airspace over armies became increasingly important, all of the major powers developed fighters to support their military operations.- Fighter aircraft
A monoplane, which derives from the prefix, mono means one which means it has a single wing plane, a biplane has two stacked one above the other, a tandem wing has two placed one behind the other.- Fixed-wing aircraft
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A monoplane is a fixed-wing aircraft configuration with a single mainplane, in contrast to a biplane or other types of multiplanes, which have multiple planes.
The parasol wing allows for an efficient design with good pilot visibility, and was adopted for some fighters such as the Fokker D.VIII and Morane-Saulnier AI in the later part of the First World War.