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Combat Aircraft - World War II

Hwkr Hurr Sptfire

Two notable British entries into the World War II theater were these, above. The Hawker Hurricane is on the left, and the Supermarine Spitfire is on the right. Both aircraft saw heavy action during the Battle of Britain.

Yak 9    LA 7

The Russians, U.S. and British allies, produced two fighters which stood out. One on left is the Yakovlev YAK-9, and the right is Lavochkin LA-7.

The Japanese were a powerful adversary. There were many dangerous and volatile aircraft, but the two below are noteworthy. The one on the left is a Nakajima Ki43, and the one on right is a Mitsubishi Zero.

NakaKi43   MitsZero

The Germans had a formidable combat arsenal, including these two notable fighters, below. On the left is the Messerschmitt BF109, the workhorse of the Luftwaffe, and the aircraft which replaced it, the Focke-Wulf 190.


The U.S. made some great fighters in World War II, and here are two of them. On the left below is a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, one of the main combat aircraft of the war, and the most popular fighter of World War II, the North American P-51 Mustang.

P-47   P-51