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Category Archives: Fighter
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.
Somewhere in Ohio, 1942. Actually that’s Wright Field near Dayton.Let’s take a look at a well travelled Messerschmitt.
Another group is another excuse to revisit this favorite type. Let’s take a quick look at a 9th Air Force ground pounder.
This most numerous and important Soviet fighter of the War is perhaps the best known Soviet fighter as well. Let’s take a look at an important fighter from a unit that really emphasized the World at War.
A prototype that was never really considered for a production order, Let’s look at a design meant to tackle difficult aerodynamic issues as new areas of speed and performance were dealt with at the end of the piston-engine fighter era.
The Curtiss Hawk 75 had been a popular export product in the years just before the start of World War II. Let’s take a look at one that flew for the RAF.
Japan may have been the only nation with a fully successful float-plane fighter, but others tried. Let’s look at a US Navy attempt.
The Hellcat is best known for its central role in devastating Japanese air power in the last two years of the Pacific War. But it also served, if briefly, against the more land locked opponent. Let’s take a look at … Continue reading
Part of the first wave of great World War II fighters, the first flight of Mitsubishi’s famous Zero came on April 1, 1939. Let’s take a look at an important type that was so secret it was almost entirely unnoticed … Continue reading