For the most part, the aircraft at the top of the WW II era are easily accessible and known by anyone who has studied, or even lived, the era. However, it can be a little more difficult when trying to create a list about the worst aircraft of World War II. The number of […]
A number of variants can be used when determining the top ten aircraft from WWII. While it would be difficult to get a general consensus of an absolute single list, below are ten that certainly are worthy of their place in the World War II history books. The list is presented in alphabetical order.
First designed in the 1930’s, this single-seat fighter, World War II British aircraft was actually the only British fighter that was produced during the war. Reginald J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, designed the fighter as short-range, but also as a high-performance interceptor. The speed of this aircraft was deemed an essential quality […]
Witness AFHMs impressive display dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen and experience the dedication of the men who, despite military and social prejudice, turned intentions into action. Their incredible record as bomber escorts was instrumental in many of the successful missions of the infamous B-17 Flying Fortress.
This B-17 World War II aircraft […]
INTRODUCTION AND HISTORY
The Harrier aircraft, a ground attack aircraft, was named by US Army General Norman Schwarzkop as one of the top seven weapons used during the Gulf War. Mainly utilized by the USMC, the Harrier is often referred to as a Jump Jet – due to its vertical ascent and short runway takeoff […]
The Hawker Tornado, designed for the Royal Air Force during World War II, was initially intended to replace the Hawker Hurricane. This fighter aircraft, due to its unreliable engine – the Rolls-Royce Vulture, had a short lived production, but paved the way for its replacement, the Hawker Hurricane.
The Tornado’s Short History