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Supermarine Spitfire 1a

Supermarine Spitfire 1a

The Spitfire ranks as one of the most famous fighter aircraft of all time. The illustration shows the version flown during the Battle of Britain.
Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator

The first RAF fighter to have a totally enclosed cockpit, the Gladiator fought in France, Norway and Greece, and gained lsting distinction during the defence of Malta.
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Best known of all German fighters, the version represented here was introduced in 1942.
Junkers Ju 87B

Junkers Ju 87B

The infamous Stuka was a major weapon of the Blitzkrieg at the beginning of the war but proved too vulnerable to use in the face of determined fighter opposition.
Hawker Hurricane Mk1

Hawker Hurricane Mk1

Together with the Spitfire, the Hurricane shared honours in the Battle of Britain for fighter work. The illustration depicts a version flown at the time of the Battle.
De Havilland Tiger Moth

De Havilland Tiger Moth

Affectionately remembered by Second World War aircrew as the type in which they made their initial flights, the Tiger Moth is still flying in many parts of the world.
North American P-51B Mustang

North American P-51B Mustang

One of the finest piston-engined fighters of the Second World War.
Focke Wulf Fw 190D

Focke Wulf Fw 190D

Long-nose version of the classic German fighter of the Second World War, the Fw 190D saw service towards the end of the conflict in Europe.
Hawker Typhoon

Hawker Typhoon

Known as the Tank Buster, the Typhoon specialized in attacking ground targets and played an important part in the liberation of Europe.
Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero

This celebrated Japanese wartime aircraft was used as a fighter, trainer, dive-bomber and eventually as a suicide plane.
Messerschmitt Me 262A

Messerschmitt Me 262A

The world's first turbojet to be used operationally in the fighter-bomber role, the Me 262 marked the peak of German aircraft design in the Second World War.
Boulton Paul Defiant NF1

Boulton Paul Defiant NF1

The rotating turret with elevating guns are a notable characteristic of this famous night-fighter.
Yak-9D

Yak-9D

Probably the most famous of Soviet Second World War fighters, the Yak was a simple but extremely efficient machine.
Grumman F4F Wildcat

Grumman F4F Wildcat

The sturdy and reliable Wildcat served with the US Navy and the Fleet Air Arm.
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk

The first Kittyhawks to go into action were used by the RAF in the Western Desert. The aircraft depicted shows the colourful Shark's teeth insignia of 112 Squadron RAF.
Bell P-39Q Airacobra

Bell P-39Q Airacobra

The unorthodox P-39 had its engine mounted behind the pilot and had a tricycle undercarriage.
Fiat G50bis

Fiat G50bis

Although underpowered and out-gunned by Allied fighters, the G5o served with the Italian Air Force until the end of the Second World War.
Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

Commonwealth CA-13 Boomerang

This, the first Australian fighter, was a panic Second World War design, built and flown in a matter of weeks.


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