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Category Archives: Fighter
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.
Among the lesser known combatants of World War II there are also many lesser known weapons. Romania was among those that developed indigenous designs to avoid being wholly dependent on any of the larger powers. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading
This American fighter was the workhorse of the early war years. It served in every theater and generally acquitted itself well, if never quite being considered among the best. Join me for a look at an ubiquitous aircraft.
The Japanese aircraft industry produced some excellent high performance fighters towards the end of the war. The N1K was generally considered the very best among the naval types. Join me for a look at fighter that Allied pilots were thankful … Continue reading
In the last year or so of World War II camouflage was not really a big concern for Allied forces any longer. That, combined with more time and resources led to many young men going to extreme lengths with the … Continue reading