The 30 Most Important Planes of All Time

These legendary aircraft defined the aerospace age.

While by no means definitive, the following list of flying machines is what we consider, after many grueling hours of debate, to be the most important airplanes in the course of history.

You love badass planes. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

Every one of these famous planes herein has left a lasting impact—not just on aviation as an industry, but on the course of humanity as a whole.

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