Category Archives: Hypothetical

Grumman F5F-1 Skyrocket

Grumman’s entry into the “heavy fighter” sweepstakes was destined to never advance beyond the prototype stage. But its not an easy thing to dismiss it as a failed design. Let’s take a look at an interesting design; in particular WHY … Continue reading

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Nakajima A6M2-N Rufe

The float version of the Zero was perhaps the most successful floatplane fighter ever built. This will also be the mildest sort of “hypothetical” build I can even imagine. The aircraft is real, its service by unit and location are … Continue reading

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Kyushu J7W Shinden

A late war prototype, the J7W was an interesting project designed to combat American B-29 formations. After the jump, a look at where the Japanese could have gone if the war lasted a little longer.

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Dornier Do 335A-1 Pfeil

Before World War II the concept of the “heavy fighter” was popular with many air forces.  But wartime experience mostly discredited the idea.  Yet the German Dornier Company felt they could still do something with the type. After the jump, … Continue reading

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North American P-51B Mustang

FJ-1 But not that FJ-1… My first project after a long break was a hypothetical.  What if the P-51 Mustang had found its way into the USMC?  Well for starters it would have been the FJ, and the Fury would have been … Continue reading

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