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Category Archives: Fighter
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
Italy is one of those countries with a confused wartime history. Early in the war, Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini sided with Germany and Japan as the third “major” power of the Axis. But in the end Italians fought and … Continue reading
Flying Tigers In the first six months of war against Japan, allied successes were few and far between. One of the bright spots was a small group of American mercenaries flying for a disgruntled, half deaf old fighter pilot on … Continue reading
Germany’s Bf109 is one of those iconic types that served through the entire war and is a symbol of that nation’s war effort. Like other long serving types the Bf109 was modified heavily during that time. Join me for a … Continue reading
The Wildcat will always be best known for its role in the epic carrier battles of 1942 against the Japanese. But the type served in a number of other roles too. After the jump, let’s look at an Atlantic Wildcat.