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Encyclopedia > List of aircraft of World War II

The List of aircraft of World War II includes all aircraft and aerial vehicles used by the combatants of World War II. It is also appropriate to list aircraft and vehicles developed but not operationally used in the war, as well as certain rockets and missiles. In parentheses is listed the date in service followed by the developing nation and major wartime users.

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Combat aircraft

Fighter aircraft

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal fighter aircraft in service with American forces at the start of World War II. At first for a short time designated XP_45, it had just a single_speed, single_stage supercharger for its engine, instead of an exhaust_driven turbo_supercharger as initially fitted... The Bloch MB-150 was a French low-wing, all metal monoplane fighter aircraft with retractable landing gear and closed cockpit developed by Societé des Avions Marcel Bloch as a contendor in the 1934 French air ministry competition for a new fighter design. ... The Bloch MB-150 was a French low-wing, all metal monoplane fighter aircraft with retractable landing gear and closed cockpit developed by Societé des Avions Marcel Bloch as a contendor in the 1934 French air ministry competition for a new fighter design. ... The Brewster Buffalo, or Brewster F2A, was a U.S. fighter plane which saw extensive service with both Allied and Axis air forces during World War II. The fighters, derided by some American servicemen as flying coffins,[1] had a reputation for poor construction and performance, though they were relatively... The Bristol Beaufighter is also the name of a car produced by Bristol Cars in the 1980s. ... The Curtiss P-36 Hawk, also know as Curtiss Hawk Model 75, was a U.S.-built fighter aircraft of the 1930s. ... The Curtiss P-40 was a US single-engine, single-seat, low-wing, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft which first flew in 1938, and was used in great numbers in World War II. It was a direct adaptation of the existing P-36 airframe to enable mass production... The de Havilland Mosquito[1] was a British combat aircraft that excelled in a number of roles during the Second World War. ... The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was the second jet-engined aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War (the first being the Gloster Meteor), although it did not see combat in that conflict. ... The Dewoitine D.520 was a French fighter aircraft that entered service in early 1940, shortly after the opening of World War II. Unlike the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, which was at that time the Armée de lAirs most numerous fighter, the Dewoitine D.520 came... The Fairey Fox was a light bomber and fighter biplane of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Fiat CR.42 Falco The Fiat CR.42 Falco (Falcon) was a biplane which served as the primary fighter aircraft of Italys Regia Aeronautica at the outbreak of World War II. // Development The epitome of a biplane fighter, CR.42 represented evolution of the Italian designs starting with Fiat... Fiat G.50 The Fiat G.50 Freccia (Italian: Arrow) was an Italian fighter aircraft of World War II. It was the first Italian low-wing monoplane fighter with enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear to go into production (without the enclosed cockpit though, as Italian pilots felt uncomfortable with... The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH) was a Nazi/Fascist puppet state in World War II. It was set up in April 1941 on parts of the territory of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after its occupation. ... The Fiat G.55 Centauro (Italian: Centaur) was a single-engine single-seat World War II fighter aircraft used by the Italian Air Force in 1943-1945. ... The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger (shrike), often called Butcher-bird, was a single-seat, single-engine fighter aircraft of Germanys Luftwaffe, and one of the best fighters of its generation. ... Fokker D.XXI Fokker D XXI planes in the Finnish air force during WWII. The Fokker D.XXI fighter was designed in 1935 for use by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) air service. ... The Fokker G.I was a Dutch heavy twin-engined fighter plane comparable in size and role to the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 and the British Mosquito. ... Gloster Gladiator photographed in England in 2002 The Gloster Gladiator was a biplane fighter, used by the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, as well as a number of other air forces, during World War II. The aircraft had a top speed of around 414 km/h. ... The Gloster Meteor was the Allies first operational jet fighter. ... The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the standard carrier-based fighter of the United States Navy for the first year and a half of World War II. An improved version built by General Motors (the General Motors FM Wildcat) remained in service throughout the war, on escort carriers where newer, larger... The Grumman F6F Hellcat started development as an improved F4F Wildcat, but turned into a completely new design sharing a family resemblance to the Wildcat but with practically no shared parts. ... The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. ... Hawker Tempest II, RAF Museum, Hendon The Hawker Tempest was a Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter aircraft of World War II, an improved derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, and one of the most powerful fighters used in the war. ... The Heinkel He 112 was a fighter aircraft designed by Walter and Siegfried Günter at Heinkel. ... The Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (Peoples Fighter) was a single engined, jet powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in WWII. It was the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets. ... The Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl) was a night fighter serving in the later stages of World War II with the German Luftwaffe. ... A night fighter is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night, or in other times of bad visibility. ... The IAR 80 was a Romanian World War II fighter aircraft, one of the few fighters from a smaller player in the conflict that proved to be as good as the enemy planes it faced. ... The Junkers Ju 88 was a WW2 Luftwaffe twin-engine multi-role aircraft. ... A night fighter is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night, or in other times of bad visibility. ... The Kawanishi N1K1-J Shiden (ç´«é›» Violet Lightning) was a land-based version of the companys N1K Kyofu seaplane fighter aircraft. ... The Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (屠龍, Dragon Slayer) was a two-seat, twin-engined fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army in World War II. The army gave it the designation Type 2 two-seat fighter; the Allied codename was Nick. ... The Kawasaki [1]Ki-61 Hien (飛燕, flying swallow) was a Japanese World War II fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. ... The Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Goudkov LaGG-1 (Лавочкин-Горбунов-Гудков ЛаГГ-1) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. Although not very successful, it formed the basis... The Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Goudkov LaGG-3 (Лавочкин-Горбунов-Гудков ЛаГГ-3) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a refinement of the earlier LaGG... The Lavochkin La-5 (Лавочкин Ла-5) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a development and refinement of the LaGG-3 and was one of the Soviet Air Forces most capable types of warplane. ... Lavochkin La-7 This article is about the WW2 Soviet airplane. ... The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was one of the most important American fighters of the Second World War. ... The Macchi C.200 Saetta was a World War II fighter aircraft built by Aeronautica Macchi in Italy, and used in various forms throughout the Italian air forces. ... The Macchi C.202 Folgore was a World War II fighter aircraft built by the Macchi company, a development of their earlier C.200 Saetta mounting a more powerful German designed Daimler-Benz DB 601 engine. ... The Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound) was an Italian World War II fighter aircraft built by the Aeronautica Macchi. ... German Airfield, France, 1941 propaganda photo of the Luftwaffe, Bf 109 fighters on the tarmac The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... The Messerschmitt Bf 110 (called an M.E. One-Ten by American pilots) was a twin-engine heavy fighter (Zerstörer - German for Destroyer) in the service of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Later in the war it was changed to fighter-bomber (JagdBomber-Jabo) and night fighter operations... The Me 163 Komet, designed by Alexander Martin Lippisch, was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft during the Second World War. ... The Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (German: Swallow) was the worlds first operational turbojet fighter aircraft. ... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 (Микоян-Гуревич МиГ-1) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. Although difficult to handle, it formed the basis for the MiG-3, which proved to be a capable high... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3 (Микоян-Гуревич МиГ-3) was a Soviet fighter aircraft of World War II. It was a development of the MiG-1 in an attempt to curb some of that aircrafts handling... Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero Model 21 (cowling removed) The Mitsubishi A6M was a light-weight carrier-based fighter aircraft employed by the Imperial Japanese Navy from 1940 to 1945. ... The M.S.406 was a French Armée de lAir fighter aircraft built by Morane-Saulnier starting in 1938. ... Nakajima Ki-27 The Nakajima Ki-27 (Allied codename Nate) was the main fighter aircraft used by the Japanese Imperial Army up until 1940, and the Armys first monoplane. ... The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (éš¼, Peregrine Falcon) was a single-engined land-based fighter used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II. The army designation was Type 1 Fighter (一式戦闘機); the Allied codename was Oscar. ... The Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (鍾馗、Demon) was a single-engined fighter aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in World War II, first flying in August 1940 and entering service in 1942. ... The Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (疾風, Gale) was a single-seat fighter used by the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II. It was the last in Nakajimas line of classic fighters and considered one of the best-performing craft from any country. ... The North American P-51 Mustang was a successful long range fighter aircraft which set new standards of excellence and performance when it entered service in the middle years of World War II and is still regarded as one of the very best piston-engined fighters ever made. ... The Northrop P-61 Black Widow was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom, monoplane night fighter and night intruder aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. It was the first American – and only Allied – purpose-built aircraft to serve as a radar-equipped... The Polikarpov I-15 Чайка Seagull was a Soviet fighter aircraft that first flew in October 1933 by V.P.Chkalov. ... Polikarpov I-16 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003 The Polikarpov I-16 was an advanced Soviet fighter aircraft when it was introduced in the mid-1930s, and it formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter prominently featured in the... The PZL P.7 was the Polish fighter aircraft, designed in early-1930s in the PZL factory in Warsaw. ... The PZL P.11 was a Polish fighter aircraft, designed in early-1930s by PZL in Warsaw. ... The PZL P.24 was a Polish fighter aircraft, designed in mid-1930s in the PZL factory in Warsaw. ... The Caproni-Reggiane Re. ... Reggiane Re. ... The Reggiane Re. ... The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, or Jug as it was known, was one of the main US Army Air Force (USAAF) fighters of World War II. The P-47 was a big, rugged, overbuilt aircraft that was effective in air combat but proved particularly useful as a fighter-bomber. ... The Rogožarski IK-3, a low wing monoplane single seat interceptor fighter with retractable landing gear, was a product of the design team of Ljubomir Ilić and Kosta Sivčev as a follow on to their IK-1/IK-2 fighter. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... The Supermarine Spitfire was an iconic British single-seat fighter, which was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during the Second World War, and into the 1950s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chance Vought F4U Corsair The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a fighter aircraft that saw service in World War II and the Korean War. ... The Yakovlev Yak-1 was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft and the first among the wars many successful Yakovlev fighters. ... The Yak-3 fighter The Yakovlev Yak-3 (Russian language: Як-3) was a World War II Soviet fighter aircraft regarded as one of the best fighters of the war. ... The Yakovlev Yak-7 (Also known as UTI-26) was a Soviet military trainer aircraft, developed as a trainer version of the Yak-1. ... Yak-9 Yak-9D The Yakovlev Yak-9 was a single-engine fighter aircraft used by the Soviet Union in World War II. Like the Yak-3, it was a development of the earlier Yak-1. ...

Attack aircraft

The Aichi D3A (99式艦上爆撃機, Allied code name Val) was a World War II dive bomber produced by the Aichi company in Japan. ... The Aichi B7A Ryusei (Japanese: 愛知 B7A 流星, Shooting Star) was a large and powerful dive bomber and torpedo bomber produced by Aichi Kokuki KK for the Imperial Japanese Navy. ... The Bristol Type 152 Beaufort was a large torpedo bomber designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and developed from the earlier Blenheim light bomber. ... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2006 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Don McKinnon (since 1 April 2000) Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... For the biplane, please see Curtiss Helldiver. ... The Douglas SBD Dauntless was the U.S. Navys main scout bomber and dive bomber from mid-1940 until 1943, when it was replaced by the SB2C Helldiver. ... TBD from Torpedo Eight taxiing up the flight deck of CV-8 circa 15 May 1942. ... The Fairey Barracuda was a British carrier-borne torpedo- and dive-bomber used during World War II, the first of its type to be fabricated entirely from metal. ... Fairey Swordfish The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during World War II. Affectionately known as the Stringbag by its crews, it was outdated by 1939, but achieved some spectacular successes during the... Grumman TBF Avengers in 1942 The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was an American torpedo bomber, developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps and used by a large number of air forces around the world. ... The Typhoon was a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft starting in 1941. ... The Henschel Hs 129, often referred to by its nickname, the Panzerknacker, (tank cracker), was a World War II ground attack aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe. ... The Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik (Russian: ) was a ground attack aircraft of World War II, and was produced by the Soviet Union in huge numbers; in combination with its successor, the Ilyushin Il-10, a total of 36,163 were built. ... Stuka redirects here. ... The Mitsubishi Ki-30 was a Japanese light bomber aircraft of World War II. It was a single-engine, mid-wing, cantilever monoplane with a fixed tailwheel undercarriage. ... Nakajima B5N2 Kate in flight. ... Nakajima B6N1 Tenzan torpedo bomber (Jill) explodes in the air after a direct hit by 5-inch shell from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) off Kwajalein on December 4, 1943 The Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Japanese: 中島 B6N 天山 - Heavenly Mountain, Allied reporting name: Jill) was the Imperial Japanese Navys standard torpedo... Pe-2 in flight The Petlyakov Pe-2 (Cyrillic: Петляков Пе-2), nicknamed Peshka (Пешка - Pawn) was a Soviet dive bomber aircraft used during World War II. It was fast and maneuverable yet durable, and was manufactured in large numbers. ... The Independent State of Croatia (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska, NDH) was a Nazi/Fascist puppet state in World War II. It was set up in April 1941 on parts of the territory of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia after its occupation. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... The Vultee A-31 Vengeance was a dive-bomber built originally in the late 1930s as the Vultee Model 72 (V-72) by the Vultee Corporation. ... Lt. ...

Bomber aircraft

The Amiot 143M was a late 1930s French medium bomber originally conceived as a multiplace de combat: an all-purpose aircraft which would be used as bomber, reconnaissance aircraft and escort fighter. ... The Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning) was the worlds first operational jet powered bomber, built by the Arado company in the closing stages of World War II. In the field it was used almost entirely in the reconnaissance role, but in its few uses as a bomber it proved... The Armstrong Whitworth A.W.38 Whitley was one of three twin-engine, front-line medium bombers in service with the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of World War II. // Developed from the A.W.23 bomber-transport to meet Air Ministry Specification B.3/34 and manufactured by... The Avro 679 Manchester was a twin-engined heavy bomber developed during World War II by the Avro aircraft company in the United Kingdom. ... The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engine Second World War bomber aircraft made initially by Avro for the British Royal Air Force (RAF). ... The MB.210 and MB.211 were the successors of the French Bloch MB.200 bomber aircraft built by Societé des Avions Marcel Bloch in the 1930s. ... A B_17 nicknamed Sally B in England in 2001 The B_17 Flying Fortress was the first mass_produced, four_engine heavy bomber. ... The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber propeller aircraft flown by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and other military organizations afterwards. ... The Bristol Blenheim is also the name of the main model produced by Bristol Cars since 1994. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... The CANT Z.1007 Alcione was a three engine medium bomber used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War II. // The first prototype flew in March 1937 and the CANT Z.1007bis went into production in 1938. ... Royal Canadian Air Force B-24 Liberator The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was produced in greater numbers than any other American combat aircraft, and was used by most of the Allied air forces in World War II. Designed as a heavy bomber, it served with distinction not only in that... The Dornier Do 17, sometimes referred to as the Fliegender Bleistift (flying pencil), was a light bomber produced by Dornier. ... Motto: One nation, one king, one country Anthem: Medley of Bože pravde, Lijepa naÅ¡a domovino, and Naprej zastava slave Capital Belgrade Language(s) Serbo-Croato-Slovenian (see: Serbo-Croat and Slovenian) [1] Government Value specified for government_type does not comply King  - 1918-1921 Peter I  - 1921-1934 Alexander... The Dornier Do 217 was a World War II medium bomber designed from scratch as a replacement for the venerable Dornier Do 17. ... The Douglas A-20 series, Douglas model DB-7, was a family of bomber and fighter aircraft of World War II, serving with United States, British, Soviet, French and Australian services. ... First flown in 1942, the American Douglas A-26 Invader (after 1948, the B-26, and after 1966, the A-26A) was a twin-engined light attack bomber aircraft built during World War II and seeing service during the Cold Wars major conflicts. ... Fairey Battle The Fairey Battle was a light bomber of the Royal Air Force built by Fairey Aviation in the late 1930s. ... The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Italian: stork) was a twin engined World War II bomber in the Italian Regia Aeronautica. ... Focke-Wulf Fw 200 The Focke-Wulf Fw 200 was a German all-metal four-engined monoplane that entered service as an airliner and later as long range reconnaissance and anti-shipping bomber aircraft for the Luftwaffe. ... The Fokker C.X was a biplane scout and light bomber designed in 1933. ... The Handley Page Halifax was one of the British front-line, four-engine heavy bombers of the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. ... The Handley Page HP.52 Hampden was a twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal Air Force that was one of the main front-line bombers at the start of World War II. Along with the Whitley and Wellington bombers, the Hampden bore the brunt of the early bombing war... The Heinkel He 111 was the primary Luftwaffe medium bomber during the early stages of World War II, and is perhaps the most famous symbol of the German side of the Battle of Britain. ... The Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) was a long-range twin engined bomber of the Luftwaffe. ... The Ilyushin Il-4 was a Soviet World War II bomber aircraft, widely used by the VVS although not well known. ... The Junkers Ju 88 was a WW2 Luftwaffe twin-engine multi-role aircraft. ... Lioré-et-Olivier LeO 45 was a French medium bomber used during World War II. // LeO 451 was conceived as a second-generation strategic bomber for the new French Air Force. ... The Martin A-22 Maryland was designed as a light bomber, first flying in 1939. ... The Lockheed Hudson was a light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force shortly before the outbreak of World War II. The Hudson was the first significant aircraft construction contract for the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation—the initial RAF order for 200 Hudsons far surpassed... The Martin Baltimore was a light two-engined attack-bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. ... Martin B-26 Marauder See A-26 Invader for the plane known as the B-26 from 1948 to 1962. ... The Martin B-10 was the first all-metal monoplane bomber to go into regular use by the United States Army Air Corps, entering service in June 1934. ... Imperial Japanese Navy bomber Mitsubishi G3M. The Mitsubishi G3M (九六式陸上攻撃機:Type 96 land-based attack aircraft; Allied reporting name Nell) was a Japanese bomber aircraft used during World War Two, mostly against the Chinese. ... Mitsubishi G4M The Mitsubishi G4M (一式陸上攻撃機:Type 1 land-based attack aircraft; Allied reporting name Betty) was a twin-engined, land-based bomber aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. The bomber is nicknamed the Betty by the American military. ... now. ... The Nakajima Ki-49 Donyu was a Japanese medium bomber of World War II. It was a twin-engine, mid-wing, cantilever monoplane of all-metal construction fitted with a retractable. ... Lt. ... The Piaggio P.108 was a four engined heavy bomber used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War II. It first flew in 1939 and entered service in 1942 History The only four engined aircraft to be used by the Regia Aeronautica during World War II, the P.108... The PZL.23 Karaś was the Polish light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, designed in the mid-1930s in the PZL factory in Warsaw. ... The PZL-37 Los (in Polish: Łoś) was the Polish twin-engine medium bomber, used in the Polish September Campaign in 1939. ... The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Italian: Sparrowhawk) was an Italian bomber of World War II. The three-engined airplane served well as torpedo and medium bomber. ... The Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Italian: bat) was a three-engined bomber/transport in the Italian Regia Aeronautica during World War II. History The SM.81 was a development of Savoia-Marchettis earlier SM.73 airliner, with similar cantilever wings, three engines, and fixed tail landing gear. ... The Stirling was a World War II heavy bomber design built by Short Brothers. ... The Tupolev ANT-40, also known by its service name SB (Скоростной бомбардировщик - Skorostnoi Bombardirovschik - high speed bomber), and development co-name TsAGI-40, was a high speed twin-engined three seat monoplane bomber, first flown in 1934. ... Tupolev Tu-2 The Tupolev Tu-2 (Development names ANT-58 and 103, NATO reporting name Bat) was a twin-engine Soviet light bomber aircraft of World War II vintage. ... The Vickers Wellington was a twin-engine, medium bomber designed in the mid-1930s at Brooklands in Weybridge, Surrey, by Vickers-Armstrongs Chief Designer, R.K. Pierson. ... The Yokosuka P1Y Ginga (銀河, Milky Way) was a twin-engine, land-based bomber developed for the Japanese Imperial Navy in World War II. It was the successor to the Mitsubishi G4M and given the Allied codename Frances. The P1Y was designed by the Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal...

Rockets and missiles

Surface to surface missiles

The V-1 (German: Vergeltungswaffe 1) was the first guided missile used in war and the forerunner of todays cruise missile. ... The V-2 Rocket (German: Vergeltungswaffe 2) was the first ballistic missile and first man-made object launched into space[4], the progenitor of all modern rockets and a direct predecessor of the Saturn V moon rocket. ... Blohm & Voss BV 246 Hagelkorn Guided Bomb fitted to a Heinkel He 111 H-6 The Blohm & Voss BV 246 Hagelkorn (Hailstone) was a guidable glide bomb developed to bomb specific targets (bridges, ships, etc. ... Hermes-A1 (American Copy of the Wasserfall-missile) Wasserfall (German for waterfall) was a German surface-to-air missile developed during World War II. It never reached operational status although it was well developed and likely ready for operation, and the project was cancelled in February 1945. ... The Ruhrstahl X-4 was a wire guided air-to-air missile designed by Germany during World War II. The X-4 did not see operational service and thus was not proven in combat. ...

Liaison Aircraft

Aeronca L-3B belonging to the National Museum of the United States Air Force Aeronca L-3 is an observation and liaison aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. The L-3, adapted from Aeroncas pre-war Tandem Trainer, was initially designated the... The Cessna L-19 Bird Dog is a military version of the Cessna 170 used by the United States Air Force, Army and Marines. ... The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (stork) was a small liaison aircraft built by Fieseler before and during World War II, and production continued in other countries into the 1950s for the private market. ... Piper Cub. ... The Stinson L-5 Sentinel was a liaison aircraft manufactured between October 1942 and September 1945. ... Taylorcraft L-2M at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Taylorcraft L-2 is an observation and liason aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II. The L-2, adapted from Taylorcrafts pre-war commercial Model Tandem Trainer, was initially designated... Westland Lysander III (SD). ... The Mitsubishi Ki-46 was a twin-engined reconnaissance plane used by the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II. Its Army designation was Type 100 Command Reconnaissance Aircraft (百式司令部偵察機); the Allied code name was Dinah. This aircraft was first used by the Japanese Army in Manchuria and China, where seven... The Nakajima C6N Saiun (彩雲, Glowing Cloud) was a carrier-based reconnaisance aircraft used by the Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II. Advanced for its time, it was the fastest aircraft put into service by Japan during the war. ... The Yokosuka R2Y Keiun (景雲 - Beautiful Cloud) was a prototype reconnaissance aircraft built in Japan late in World War II. Commissioned for the Imperial Japanese Navy after the Yokosuka R1Y design was cancelled due to its disappointing performance estimates, the R2Y borrowed from the German pre-war Heinkel He...

Experimental aircraft

Experimental aircraft are those that never saw operational service or were never intended to do so. They may be aircraft purely designed to test and develop new theories and research on aviation, or may be intended as prototypes of combat or other types of aircraft. Ultimately, if the aircraft was deployed to regular squadrons or used in more than the rarest of operational missions by other units, it should be listed above under its appropriate type. Some types which did not reach flight status may also be listed here.

The Bell P-59A was a fighter aircraft built in the United States during World War II. The protoype XP-59A became the first jet-powered aircraft to fly in the US on 1 October 1942. ... The Gloster E.28/39, (also referred to as the Gloster Whittle, Gloster Pioneer, or Gloster G.40) was the first jet engined aircraft to fly in the United Kingdom. ... The Horten Ho 229 (often erroneously called Gotha Go 229 due to the identity of the chosen manufacturer of the aircraft) was a late-World War II flying wing fighter aircraft, designed by the Horten brothers and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik. ... The Heinkel He 178 was the worlds first aircraft to fly under turbojet power, and the first practical jet plane. ... The Heinkel He 280 was the first jet-powered fighter aircraft built in the world. ... Henschel Hs 132 The Henschel Hs 132 was a World War II dive bomber and interceptor aircraft of the Luftwaffe that never saw service. ... The Junkers Ju 187 was designed to replace the aging Ju 87 Stuka, which by the time of the Battle of Britain had proved very vulnerable to enemy fighters. ... The Junkers Ju 287 was a flying testbed built to develop the technology required for a multi-engined jet bomber aircraft. ... The Junkers Ju 390 was a long-range derivative of the Junkers Ju 290 and was intended to be used as a heavy transport, maritime patrol aircraft, and bomber. ... McDonnell FH-1 Phantom. ... The Me 264 Amerika (America) was a long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft developed by Messerschmitt during World War II for the Luftwaffe. ... The Nakajima Kikka (Japanese: 中島 橘花, Orange Blossom) was Japans first jet-powered aircraft. ... This aircraft article has not been updated to WikiProject Aircrafts current standards. ...

See also

This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of jet aircraft that flew or were about to fly during the Second World War: // Gloster E.28/39 - May 15 1941 became the first jet engined aircraft to fly in the United Kingdom. ... This list of military aircraft of Japan includes prototype, pre-production and operational types regardless of era. ... This list covers German aircraft of the Second World War that served in the Luftwaffe during World War II as defined by the years 1939–1945. ...

External links

  • American Aircraft of World War 2
  • World War Two Aircraft
  • World War Two Combat Planes

 
 

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