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The United States had:

  • This wiki has 4,749 U.S. patents and 3,699 patents filed by Americans.
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The USA lagged behind Europe in aircraft manufacturing during the 1910s. Excepting the Curtiss hydroplane, those it shipped were reportedly used for training, not on the front lines. However, USA did ship a large volume of aircraft parts.[1]


  1. Freudenthal, 1940, The Aviation Business, p. 26.
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Map of aerial distances and airfields in the United States, shown in the Aircraft Year Book, 1919.