1. Venomstick121

    How good was the soviet air force?

    When I think of WW2 air combat i think of the US with the mustangs, the British with the Spitfires, the Germans with 109s and 190s, the Japanese with Zeros, and the Italians with the RE.2001. I almost never hear of soviet air to air. I have heard of the Il-2 and IL-10 which are both ground...
  2. Dronescapes

    Hawker Sea Fury F.10 MK X

    Hawker Sea Fury F.10 MK X
  3. M

    Convair F-106 Delta Dart AFM, AMM, IPC, SRM with government-released weapon Manuals, released on public websites.

    Equipped with advanced computer system connected with SAGE and embedded missile bay and had a capability of supercruising without afterburner, Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the best fighter in 1960s. Its Y-shaped air inlet as well as its embedded missile bay, making it a great potential to be...
  4. M

    helmet aiming System manuals on AH-1 including maintenance manual and IPC - Government public release

    helmet aiming System on AH-1S - Government public release manuals sorted out, INCLUDING wiring diagram and illustrated parts catalogue. Manuals all from
  5. J

    What use did these 2 parts have?

    I always see them on different Allied and Axis planes, but I don't know what use they had.
  6. T

    Luftwaffe Pilot Cannon Preference

    Hi, New member here. I am just curious about Luftwaffe Pilots preference/opinion of their autocannon. Did they prefer MG 151/20 more than MK 108? Thanks.
  7. pops-paolo

    Planes over el alamein

    I know the basic fighters like the BF109, Macchi, P-40, Hurricane, and Spitfire but which specific types were there? For example where any G-2 Trops there or was it just F-4's If anyone has info that would be cool cause Wikipedia doesn't say anything about the production of the G-2 tropical or...
  8. The De Havilland Hornet: The RAF's fastest piston engine aircraft

    The De Havilland Hornet: The RAF's fastest piston engine aircraft

    Following, the success of the Mosquito, De Havilland set off an providing the RAF with long-range, high performance fighter. From this the twin-engine De Havilland Hornet and Sea Hornet was born, an aircraft that test pilot Eric Brown believed could “even with one propellor feathered...loop...
  9. contrails16

    Why did the FW-190A Series Not Perform Well at High Altitude While the Dora Did?

    Hi there! I am just asking this question because my memory is a little foggy. Didn’t the A series not perform well above 6000 meters because the Kommandogerat system couldn’t function well at high altitude? Did the Jumo 213 in the Dora have an improved Kommandogerat system or was its horsepower...
  10. contrails16

    Any Recommendations on Books Regarding the American P-47D Thunderbolt?

    Hi all, I’ve taken a keen interest in the P-47 over the last two months, and was just curious if anyone knows of books that have: -great photos -tech specs and drawings -operational history -pilot interviews Doesn’t have to meet every criterion listed, just wondering :) Many thanks!
  11. contrails16

    The N1K2-J Shiden Kai vs Its US Counterpart

    Hi all, I am writing this to firstly find out what was the exact plane that could be considered the Shiden Kai’s adversary, or main foe? I am also wondering, could the Shiden Kai out dogfight this foe through turning capability? I always hear the term Grumman thrown around but I can’t find out...
  12. contrails16

    A6M Zero Wings Would Snap Off in A 6G Turn?

    Hi all, on my last thread someone mentioned that there was an interview with a USN veteran who said in a 6G turn the wings of a zero would bend and snap off the plane. This sounds strange to me. Does anyone else have anything to add to this? Thanks all :)
  13. contrails16

    Opinions On This Article I Found About The Zero

    Hmm, so maybe I’m biased because I’m rather fond of the zero, but based on this guy’s writing he seems biased in the negative. In his conclusion he makes the Zero seem like a poor design. I personally feel that the design was quite good, but just designed to meet a certain criteria. Maybe this...
  14. Snautzer01

    eBay: Airwar ww2 The Pilots.

    WWII RAF Battle of Britain Spitfire fighter ace Pat Jamie Jameson DSO DFC*signed | eBay English
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    Crash speed

    Hi everybody, I’m excited to be a part of this forum. This is actually my first post 🤩! I’ve got a question! Does anybody know at what speed a WW2-fighterplane is going down, after it was hit? And how long (minutes/seconds) would it take till it reached the ground and crashed?
  16. W

    Grumman F4F Wildcat Communication System

    Hi everybody I'm new to this forum, and this is my first post. I hope somebody can help me with some questions I have. I'm not familiar at alle with the Wildcat, USN and USAAF in general, that's why I'm reaching out to you guys. - What kind of Radio equipment did the Grumman F4F Wildcat have...
  17. Spitlead

    Looking for confirmation this is an AT-12 (2 seat version of the P-35)

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    ME-163 Komet
  19. P-51B in high color.jpg

    P-51B in high color.jpg

    P-51B nose art image. Photo taken that 2016 Historic Flight Foundation in Everett, WA.
  20. American Beauty-P-51D_  375th Fighter Sqdn, 361st Fighter Grp, 8th USAAF.jpg

    American Beauty-P-51D_ 375th Fighter Sqdn, 361st Fighter Grp, 8th USAAF.jpg

    WWII North American P-51D Mustang