Category Archives: Fighter

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa

The first American ace of World War II scored his fifth kill before his homeland was even in the War. Let’s take a look at a significant, if lesser known accomplishment.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2

By Spring of 1942 the first mass produced variant of the Bf 109 “G” was entering combat service. Let’s take a look at one from that year, and an important fighter pilot.

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Republic P-43A Lancer

Among the less known types of the USAAF in World War II. Let’s take a look at an aircraft that was important as a development, if not for actual combat.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIIIc

The third most produced Mark of the famous Spitfire, the Mk VIII served exclusively outside of Great Britain. That mainly means Mediterranean , Pacific and CBI. Let’s take a look at the late Merlin powered type.

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Mitsubishi A6M2 Model 21 Zero

One of the most famous captured aircraft of the War. Let’s look at the story of a Zero that changed hands early in the Aleutians Campaign.

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Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

Another example of the far flung World at War, let’s take a look at the Wildcat in North Africa.

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Dewoitine D.520

Easily the best of the French built fighters at the start of the War, with that country’s rapid collapse in Summer 1940 the D.520 fell into enemy hands in large numbers. Let’s take a look at one that flew with … Continue reading

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Nakajima Ki-27 Nate

A good pre-War design, the Ki-27 continued in wide service later than most other fighters of its generation. Let’s look at a fighter that was a part of Japan’s conquest of the Philippines.

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Messershmitt Bf 109E-3

Somewhere in Ohio, 1942. Actually that’s Wright Field near Dayton.Let’s take a look at a well travelled Messerschmitt.

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

Another group is another excuse to revisit this favorite type. Let’s take a quick look at a 9th Air Force ground pounder.

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