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Armstrong Whitworth AW 41 Albemarle, United Kingdom, 1939 , Bomber and Transport / Tug for combat gliders 

 

The Albemarle was one of the typical mid size bombers of that days. In that time a considerable shortage on a numer of materials was suffered, so the design came along mostly with steel and wood. Besides it's roles as a bomber and tactical reconnaissance plane, several other roles have been covered.

 
 

Avro 679 Manchester, United Kingdom, 1939 , Medium bomber 

 

The Manchester followed the same design specs as the Halifax. It was fitted with the brand new (X-) Vulture engine. It proofed to be unreliable so the Manchester was no successful design. But it was a predecessor to the successful Lancaster bomber. 202 were build.

 
 

Fokker G 1 A Jachtkruiser, Netherlands, 1939 , Heavy fighter aircraft 

 

 
 

Focke Wulf FW 190 A-8 Würger, Germany, 1939 , Fighter 

 

 
 

Henschel Hs 129, Germany, 1939 , Ground attack plane 

 

 
 

Junkers Ju 88 A-1, Germany, 1939 , medium-size bomber 

 

The JU 88 was the standard attack aircraft of the WW II Luftwaffe. It was in use in various roles like bomber, dive bomber, ground attack, reconnaisance, etc. during the whole war. It's crews did like it because it was fast, reliable and quite maneuverable.

 
 

K+W C 3602, Switzerland, 1939 , Ground Attack Aircraft 

 

 
 

Martin 167 Maryland, USA, 1939 , Tactical reconnaissance, bomber 

 

 
 

North American A 36 Apache (inof.: Invader), USA, 1939 , Ground support aircraft 

 

 
 

North American NA 39, USA, 1939 , Combat aircraft 

 

 
 

Aichi D 3 A Val, Japan, 1940 , Torpedo bomber 

 

 
 

Arado Ar 196 A3, Germany, 1940 , Naval reconnaissance- and combat aircraft 

 

 
 

Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter TF Mk X, United Kingdom, 1940 , Fighter bomber, torpedo bomber 

 

 
 

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, USA, 1940 , Carrier based scout bomber 

 

 
 

De Havilland DH 98 Mk IV Mosquito, United Kingdom, 1940 , Bomber, tactical reconnaissance and pathfinder 

 

 
 

Douglas A 20 G Havoc, USA, 1940 , Mid-size bomber 

 

 
 

Douglas Boston, USA, 1940 , Mid-size bomber 

 

 
 

Douglas A 33, USA, 1940 , Attack aircraft 

 

 
 

Douglas A 24, USA, 1940 , Dive Bomber 

 

 
 

Douglas TBD 1 Devastator, USA, 1940 , Torpedo bomber 

 

 
 

Fairey Barracuda Mk II, United Kingdom, 1940 , Carrier based torpedo bomber / dive bomber 

 

 
 

Fieseler FI 103 V1 / Reichenberg, Germany, 1940 , Flying bomb 

 

The V1 was an unmanned aircraft, controlled by an automatic system, armed with a warhead. Its purpose was to attack targets in large numbers and demora- lize civilians. It was the "grandfather" of the cruise missiles of today.

 
 

Grumman TBM 3 / TBF Avenger, USA, 1940 , Carrier based torpedo bomber 

 

 
 

Hawker Typhoon, United Kingdom, 1940 , Fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Heinkel He 118, Germany, 1940 , Combat aircraft 

 

 
 

Heinkel He 177 A Greif, Germany, 1940 , Heavy Bomber 

 

 
 

Iljushin Il 2 Shturmovik "Bark", Russia, 1940 , Ground attack aircraft 

 

 
 

Martin B 26 Marauder, USA, 1940 , Medium size bomber 

 

 
 

Messerschmitt Me 109 F4, Germany, 1940 , Fighter bomber 

 

 
 

North American P 64, USA, 1940 , Fighter Bomber 

 

 
 

Petljakov Pe 2, Russia, 1940 , Combat aircraft 

 

 
 

Republic P 47 N Thunderbolt, USA, 1940 , Fighter Bomber 

 

(Drawing is a P47C)

 
 

Tupolev Tu 2, Russia, 1940 , Attack aircraft 

 

 
 

Bell P 63 A Kingcobra, USA, 1941 , Fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Brewster SB2A Buccaneer, Australia, 1941 , Carrier based scout-bomber 

 

 
 

Dornier Do 215, Germany, 1941 , Bomber 

 

 
 

Dornier Do 217 E-2, Germany, 1941 , Medium bomber 

 

 
 

Grumman F 7 F Tigercat, USA, 1941 , Carrier based fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Jermolajew Jer 2 (DB 240), Russia, 1941 , Bomber 

 

 
 

Junkers Ju 188, Germany, 1941 , Medium Bomber 

 

 
 

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6, Germany, 1941 , Fighter 

 

 
 

Morane Saulnier MS 506 C-1, France, 1941 , Fighter Bomber 

 

 
 

North American P 51 D Mustang, USA, 1941 , Fighter 

 

The Mustang was designed as a long range fighter, that should match german fighters. The result was an extraordinary fighter, fast, agile and quite easy to fly. 15576 were build and some were on active duty up to the 60ies.

 
 

North American T 6 / AT-16 Texan / Harvard, USA, 1941 , Trainer, light ground attack plane 

 

 
 

Petljakov Pe 8, Russia, 1941 , Combat aircraft 

 

 
 

Arado Ar 240, Germany, 1942 , Destroyer and reconnaissance 

 

 
 

Arado Ar 440, Germany, 1942 , Long range destroyer 

 

 
 

Blackburn B 37 Firebrand, United Kingdom, 1942 , Carrier based fighter bomber 

 

The Firebrand was build upon request of the RN. First it had the Napier Sabre engine, but it had to be changes to Centaurus because of the Sabres being used in Typhoons. 68 were build.

 
 

Douglas A 26 C Invader, USA, 1942 , Heavy fighter/bomber 

 

 
 

Focke Wulf FW 190 D, Germany, 1942 , Fighter-bomber 

 

 
 

K+W C 3603, Switzerland, 1942 , Recconnaissance, Ground Attack Aircraft 

 

 
 

Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse, Germany, 1942 , Heavy fighter 

 

 
 

Northrop P 61 Black Widow, USA, 1942 , Heavy Nightfighter 

 

 
 

Reggiane Re 2002 Ariete, Italy, 1942 , Fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Arado Ar 396, Germany, 1943 , light fighter, advanced trainer 

 

 
 

Bell P 39 Q Airacobra, USA, 1943 , Fighter / Fighter Bomber 

 

The Aeracobra had it's engine situated behind the pilot in order to increase agility. 8581 of various series were build. A lot were lend-leased to the soviet union (P39Q fighter bombers)

 
 

Bristol Type 164 Brigand B Mk. 1, United Kingdom, 1943 , Light Bomber 

 

The Brigand was originally designed to follow the Beaufighter but was then finished and saw service as a light bomber. Some of them were used in a trai- ner role as well.

 
 

Bristol Type 163 Buckingham, United Kingdom, 1943 , Tactical bomber, Courier transport 

 

 
 

Douglas BTD Destroyer, USA, 1943 , Torpedo- and dive bomber 

 

 
 

Gloster G. 41 Meteor F.I, United Kingdom, 1943 , Jet-driven fighter 

 

The Meteor was the first and only british jet fighter to become operational during the war. It saw action against incoming V1 flying bombs.

 
 

Iljushin Il 10 Shturmovik, Russia, 1943 , Ground attack aircraft 

 

 
 

Arado Ar 234 B Blitz, Germany, 1944 , Jet bomber 

 

The Arado 234 was the first jet driven bomber to be built in numbers. Versions for tactical reconnaissance and bombers with 4 jet engines were build.

 
 

CASA 2.111, Spain, 1944 , Medium Bomber 

 

The He 111 was the german standard bomber during WWII. The design was originally a fast airliner, so its speed was very high at the beginning of the war. Later allied fighters were faster and armed heavier, so the He 111 couldn't resist any more.

 
 

De Havilland DH 103 Sea Hornet, United Kingdom, 1944 , Long range fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Dornier / Morane Saulnier D 3802, France, 1944 , Fighter bomber 

 

Developed from the Morane Saulnier MS540, but with the larger Saurer YS-2 engine. Just 12 were build for evaluation, then the decision was made to buy jet aircraft (DH100).

 
 

Dornier Do 317, Germany, 1944 , Bomber 

 

 
 

Douglas A 1 J Skyraider, USA, 1944 , Carrier based ground attack aircraft 

 

The Skyraider was designed during WWII, but was too late to see action. It remained the last and one of the most successful ground attack planes, which could compete with the jet driven bombers of its days. The SPAD was able to get a higher bombload more accurate into the target than any jet. of that time

 
 

Grumman F 8 F Bearcat, USA, 1944 , Carrier based fighter 

 

 
 

Hawker Tempest Mk V, United Kingdom, 1944 , Fighter bomber 

 

 
 

Junkers Ju 288, Germany, 1944 , Bomber 

 

 
 

Junkers Ju 388 L, Germany, 1944 , Photo-Reconnaissance ; Variants: K-Bomber J-Allweather fighter 

 

 
 

Lockheed P 80 A Shooting Star, USA, 1944 , Fighter bomber and tactical reconnaissance aircraft 

 

 
 

Martin AM1 Mauler, USA, 1944 , Carrier based attack aircraft 

 

 
 

Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka, Japan, 1944 , Manned flying bomb 

 

The Ohka was a dedicated weapon for Kamikaze attacks. Modified bombers brought them within target range, 50mi/24000ft. Then the pilot began the rocket-driven attack. Because of the high speed an low maneuver- ability, targeted ships were hard to hit, so the Ohka attacks did cause onlay few damages.

       

 

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