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Category Archives: Fighter
December 7, 1941 I’ll assume we all know that date! Despite all the should’ves and could’ves, the Japanese achieved complete surprise against the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor and the surrounding military installations on Oahu, Hawaii. Most American air … Continue reading
Messerschmitt’s Bf 109 was one of a handful of types that was in service from the first day of World War II to VE Day. No doubt it developed a great deal over that period. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading
When Greece was drawn into World War II by Italy’s attack in October of 1940 they put up an unexpectedly stout resistance. Let’s look at one of the aerial defenders.
Perhaps the aircraft most associated with the changing tide of the Pacific War, The F6F Hellcat was the key Naval fighter of the last part of the War. Let’s take a look at a complete game changer.
The Mustang has already been discussed at some length here, and will continue to be so. Because seriously, I have a lot of still unbuilt Mustang kits in my stash. This time, we’ll take a look at a model inspired by a … Continue reading
The Japanese Army’s newest fighter at the start of the Pacific War, the Ki-43 remained in service to the end of the war. Long past it’s obsolescence. Let’s look at a late war Oscar.
The P-38 Lightning would become a major part of the American war effort against the Japanese. It was flown by more aces than any other Army Air Force type in the Pacific. But it is perhaps best known for one … Continue reading
One of the better known fighter types of World War II, the Fw190 is often associated with the epic battles over the Reich between the Luftwaffe and US 8th Air Force. Let’s look at one veteran of that campaign.
Time for another look at that favorite American symbol of defeat and futility. This time, a Buffalo in Kiwi service and the defense of Singapore.