What are some examples of WW2 aircraft?


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Some examples of World War II aircraft include the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Vought F4U Corsair, the North American P-51 Mustang, the Supermarine Spitfire, the Focke-Wulf FW-190, the Messerschmitt Bf-109 and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. These aircraft played a large role in determining the course and outcome of the war.

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The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is one of the most famous aircraft flown during World War II. This airplane was a bomber that ran missions over Germany. The B-17's high-flying ability plus its state-of-the-art Norden bombsight made it a valuable tool. Not only could it fly well out of range of other aircraft and protect itself against enemies, but the bombsight helped the crew to hit its targets accurately.

American pilots flew the Vought F4U Corsair on the Pacific front against Japan, who considered it a deadly foe. It was both speedy and maneuverable. The United States also piloted the North American P-51 Mustang, which helped to tip the air battle in the favor of the Allies during the war. Up until this plane came on the scene, German aircraft dominated the skies.

Some of the most fearsome of the German aircraft during the war were the Focke-Wulf FW-190, the Messerschmitt Bf-109 and the Messerschmitt 262.

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