Tag Archives: Aircraft Models

Mitsubishi A6M3a Model 22 Zero

The greater Solomons Campaign extended from the final securing of Guadalcanal in February 1943 until the major Japanese base at Rabaul was isolated and reduced to impotence in early 1944. Arguably even longer, fighting continued on several of the islands … Continue reading

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVIe

The final Merlin-engined Mark of Supermarine’s famous product entered service in October 1944 and remained in service until well into the post-War period. Let’s look at a late War Spitfire.

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Vought F4U-1a Corsair

I imagine this type needs little introduction. Let’s take a look at a Corsair flown by the type’s most famous pilot.

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Lockheed P-38J Lightning

Perhaps the single most famous P-38 of all time. Let’s take a look at a Lightning flown by the top US ace of all time.

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIb

A clear problem with early War British fighters was a lack of heavy firepower. Let’s take a look at the first production model to overcome that shortfall.

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Lavochkin LaGG-3

When Nazi Germany launched their War against the Soviet Union in June, 1941, the Soviet Air Force had just started an aggressive modernization program. Let’s take a look at one of those new types just getting into service.

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North American P-51C Mustang

Another look at a combatant from the least known of the major theaters of operation. Let’s take a look at a successful CBI pilot and aircraft.

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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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Avro Lancaster B Mk I

The Lancaster is another of the great, iconic aircraft of World War II. Also the last of the major Allied “heavies” that I haven’t featured yet at this site. Let’s take a look at this very important British bomber.

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