An F-16 Fighting Falcon (left), P-51D Mustang (bottom), F-86 Sabre (top), and F-22 Raptor (right) fly in a formation representing four generations of American fighters.
A Boeing 737 airliner is an example of a fixed-wing aircraft
Sopwith Triplane in flight (2014)
Airco DH.2 "pusher" scout
Delta (triangular) kite
Front view of a triplane
The USAF Lockheed Martin F-35A
Boys flying a kite in 1828 Bavaria, by Johann Michael Voltz
A scale model of a Caproni Ca.60 flying boat.
SPAD S.A.2, with gunner in "basket" up front
Le Bris and his glider, Albatros II, photographed by Nadar, 1868
A British Roe III Triplane in the United States in September 1910 with its designer, Alliot Verdon Roe, in the cockpit.
Jules Védrines in his Nieuport 16, armed with a Lewis, after clearing the front line of German observation balloons with the first rocket attack in history
Wright Flyer III piloted by Orville Wright over Huffman Prairie, 4 October 1905
Bousson-Borgnis canard triplane
A replica German Fokker Dr.I
Santos-Dumont's self-propelled 14-bis on an old postcard
The Sopwith Triplane, the first triplane to see service in World War I.
Nieuport-Delage NiD.52, which in various forms would be used through the 20s and into the 1930s by various European air arms, including that of the French and Spanish.
Curtiss NC-4 flying boat after it completed the first crossing of the Atlantic in 1919, standing next to a fixed-wing heavier-than-air aircraft
A flyable reproduction of the Fokker Dr.I of World War I, the best known triplane.
A Messerschmitt Bf 109E warbird demonstrator
Aircraft parked on the ground in Afghanistan
A Caproni Ca.48 airliner.
A Supermarine Spitfire, typical World War II fighter optimized for high level speeds and good climb rates.
A glider (sailplane) being winch-launched
Triplane glider BrO-18 Boružė by Br. Oškinis, 1975. Lithuanian Aviation Museum
Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat, early 1942
Ultralight "airchair" Goat 1 glider
The Caproni Ca.60 Noviplano in 1921.
North American P-51D Mustang during WWII
A 1943 USAAF Waco CG-4A
The Messerschmitt Me 262 was one of the fastest aircraft of WWII.
Hang gliding
The Gloster Meteor was Britain’s first jet fighter and the Allies' only jet aircraft used during World War II
A kite in flight
English Electric Lightning
Chinese dragon kite more than one hundred feet long which flew in the Berkeley, California, kite festival in 2000
U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
A quad-line traction kite, commonly used as a power source for kite surfing
The U.S. Air Force McDonnell F-15 Eagle
Train of connected kites
A MiG-31 of the Russian Air Force
The IAI Heron is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a twin-boom configuration
An F/A-18C Hornet
The An-225 Mriya, the largest airplane in the world, which can carry a 250-tonne payload, has two vertical stabilizers
The Dassault Rafale over RIAT in 2009
Captured Morane-Saulnier L wire-braced parasol monoplane
Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor at the 2008 Joint Services Open House airshow
Two Dassault Mirage G prototypes, one with wings swept (top)
Chengdu J-20 at the 2018 airshow in China
The US-produced B-2 Spirit, a strategic bomber capable of intercontinental missions, has a flying wing configuration
The Sukhoi Su-57 of the Russian Air Force
Computer-generated model of the Boeing X-48
M61 20 mm gun installation on West German Lockheed F-104G Starfighter
The Martin Aircraft Company X-24 was built as part of a 1963–1975 experimental US military program
AIM-9 Sidewinder (underwing pylon) and AIM-120 AMRAAM (wingtip) carried by lightweight F-16 fighter
Canards on the Saab Viggen
An MBDA Meteor, an ARH BVR AAM used on the Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab JAS 39 Gripen, Lockheed Martin F-35, and Dassault Rafale
Typical light aircraft (Cessna 150M) cockpit with control yokes
The Chengdu J-20 of the People's Liberation Army Air Force
The six basic flight instruments. Top row (left to right): airspeed indicator, attitude indicator, altimeter. Bottom row (left to right): turn coordinator, heading indicator, vertical speed indicator.

Fighter aircraft are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat.

- Fighter aircraft

A triplane is a fixed-wing aircraft equipped with three vertically stacked wing planes.

- Triplane

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

During World War I, some aircraft manufacturers turned to the triplane configuration for fighter aircraft.

- Triplane

Most were biplanes and only rarely monoplanes or triplanes.

- Fighter aircraft

Occasionally, even more, wings have been used, with the three-winged triplane achieving some fame in WWI.

- Fixed-wing aircraft
An F-16 Fighting Falcon (left), P-51D Mustang (bottom), F-86 Sabre (top), and F-22 Raptor (right) fly in a formation representing four generations of American fighters.

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