ww2

  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. helicopter_parachute

    109-011 C jet engine specs

    This is my first post on this site so sorry if my question is too easily answered I am not well versed in the ways of the plane oh wise ones, I would like some extra info on this engine as for my science research assignment I am designing a theoretical improvement to the me262, this upgrade to...
  3. Dronescapes

    Messerschmitt Bf 109. Germany's Formidable Opponent Episode 2

    Messerschmitt Bf 109. Germany's Formidable Opponent Episode 2 https://youtu.be/x4uzFtWGa6Q
  4. Dronescapes

    Oshkosh 2023 Live: The Greatest Generation. WWII Veterans And Their Memories

    Oshkosh 2023 Live: The Greatest Generation. WWII Veterans And Their Memories https://youtu.be/7Rz9_8Ip8Vo
  5. Dronescapes

    ROBIN OLDS, the ultimate fighter pilot that stood up to a President, and fought In both WWII and Vietnam, where he had a bounty on his head.

    ROBIN OLDS, the ultimate fighter pilot that stood up to a President, and fought In both WWII and Vietnam, where he had a bounty on his head. https://youtu.be/pZODV-Y1knE
  6. Dronescapes

    A rare Westland Lysander is beautifully explained. The British "Spy Taxi"

    A rare Westland Lysander is beautifully explained. The British "Spy Taxi" https://youtu.be/emoEMpdW0aU
  7. K

    Aviation Medals, decorations and honours

    I'm trying to research what were the different Medals, decorations and honours given specifically to aviators both serving with the allies and axis powers during the First World War and Second World War's. What the different variations? were and why were they awarded?
  8. Dronescapes

    Hawker Sea Fury F.10 MK X

    Hawker Sea Fury F.10 MK X
  9. M

    WW2 B24 Liberator

    Hi everyone, i recently came into possession of a B24 gun turret control arm. The serial numbers and stamps are all intact - is there a way to identify the particular aircraft it was made for ? See what happened to it? I'd love to be able to know the story behind this part.
  10. Dimlee

    80 years ago, Harris about a whirlwind.

    80 years ago. Air Marshall Arthur T. Harris, Commander in Chief, RAF Bomber Command. London. June 3, 1942. "The Nazis entered this war under the rather childish delusion that they were going to bomb everybody else and nobody was going to bomb them... They sowed the wind and now they are...
  11. Dronescapes

    Flying Tigers Part 3/3 | Documentary

    MISSIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAR: The Flying Tigers Part 3. Narrated by Gary Sinise.
  12. T

    German tailwheel - information requested

    Can someone tell me which German aircraft this tailwheel comes from? This tailwheel was found along the banks of the river Waal near Dreumel. The owner used the wheel as part of a wheelbarrow Technical information: diameter wheel: 42,5 cm diameter rim: 19,3 cm Text on tyre: CONTINENTAL Made in...
  13. H

    Vought F4U-1C, any blueprints or photographs that show the upper wing surface?

    Afternoon folks, I'm planning on building an F4U-1C model. The biggest issue I'm facing is the lack of good documentation online about this plane. As far as I can find, there are no solid images or better yet blueprints of the upper wing. I'd like to be able to find out the exact size for the...
  14. pops-paolo

    Macchi C.205 Vs. A6M5

    I think the Macchi is better since it was much faster had a much better armament with more ammo (compared to the original a6m5, not its variants which had even worse flight performance). It has a Competitive (not better) climb rate and turns time compared to the a6m5 but the Macchi has a...
  15. pops-paolo

    War thunder community?

    I know the guys up top are kinda skeptical about flight sims but war thunder is so much fun and in general video games propelled my love for history and planes. If it weren't into historical video games I would be a weeb or I would be playing Minecraft all-day If you are interested put your...
  16. pops-paolo

    Why does the Breda 88 get shit on so much

    Everything I read talks about how garbage the Breda 88 was from commando supermo to Wikipedia. The war thunder wiki gets in the fun even saying the sm79 would be a better attacker. But when I used it in-game (I don't play arcade I play simulator or realistic) it's not terrible and I have a lot...
  17. G

    RAF Plane Kits Assembled in Takoradi (Ghana)

    Hello All, I hope one of you can help me. I'm from Ghana, and would like to know the type(s) of WW2 planes that were assembled in Takoradi. These planes were flown from Takoradi to Cairo after assembly, to help defend North Africa and the Middle East during WW2. Does anyone have any ideas...
  18. Todd Secrest

    WW2 Battle of Britain, how many bombers (or fighters) did the Hurricane shoot down, compared to the Spitfire?

    In the Battle of Britain, the Hurricane shot down about twice as many Nazi (german) aircraft, compared to the Spitfire. How many bombers (HE-111, Stuka, etc) did the Hurricane shoot down and how many bombers did the Spitfire shoot down? And how many German fighter were shoot down (Hurricane vs...
  19. Dimlee

    German-Soviet peace 1942/1943, air war

    Separate peace between Germany and USSR and its impact on the air war from early 1943. Berlin and Moscow have reached understanding and ceased the fire at the end of 1942 or early 1943. Not later the end of March 1943 (after the Battle of Kharkov). A new pact is signed, followed by a number of...
  20. Aviation History: The CAC Wackett Trainer

    Aviation History: The CAC Wackett Trainer

    Designed by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation, the Wackett Trainer fulfilled an RAAF requirement for an ab intitio trainer.
Back