The Most Successful Fighter Planes of WWII

World War I is often thought of as “The Great War in the Air,” and indeed that dreadful conflict was the first in which aviation played a decisive factor. But the daring exploits of aviators piloting biplanes (and tri-planes) at upwards of 120 miles per hour, twin air-cooled Vickers machine guns blazing away and long white scarves at their most flappy, look like child’s play compared to the amazing aerial combat of WWII. Aircraft came a long way in their first four decades of existence. By the time the Second World War broke out, fighter planes had come into their own: They were fast, reliable and deadly.
The Most Successful Fighter Planes of WWII
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World War I is often thought of as “The Great War in the Air,” and indeed that dreadful conflict was the first in which aviation played a decisive factor. But the daring exploits of aviators piloting biplanes (and tri-planes) at upwards of 120 miles per hour, twin air-cooled Vickers machine guns blazing away and long white scarves at their most flappy, look like child’s play compared to the amazing aerial combat of WWII. Aircraft came a long way in their first four decades of existence. By the time the Second World War broke out, fighter planes had come into their own: They were fast, reliable and deadly.
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