Guns in the Sky – 12 Warplanes That Were Armed With Artillery

The Ju-87G was armed with a pair of 37 mm anti-tank guns. (Image source: German Federal Archive)

AREAL WARFARE was still in its infancy when aviation innovators devised history’s first ‘gunship’. In 1915, mechanics with the French air corps began outfitting Voisin III bi-planes with 37 mm cannons so that the rickety machines could attack targets both on…