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The December 1954 edition of Air Trails magazine, a mere decade past the end of World War II, did a short feature on 11 of the Japanese Air Force's most important airplanes. Description and role for each model is brief.

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Evening Display At RAF Coningsby From Two Lancaster's, And The Memorial Flights Spitfire And Hurricane. These three planes are the true staple of the Royal Air Force’s aviation history. Any noise over the music of 10 merlins in perfect Harmony!

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In 1942 the Spanish government arranged a manufacturing licence with Messerschmitt AG to build the Bf 109G-2, with DB605A engines, propellers, instruments, and weapons to be supplied from Germany. This proved impossible, as Germany was...read more

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A Curtiss P-40 E Kittyhawk (JZ-I, NZ3040) of No.15 Squadron seen in flight from RNZAF Station Whenuapai, October 1942.

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Designed by Messerschmitt and Lusser in 1934, the Bf109 was one of the first modern aircraft of the era. Features such as a liquid-cooled V-12 engine, a closed canopy and retractable landing gear made the Bf109 a huge improvement over WWI fighters. The Bf109 is one of the Luftwaffe's most...read more

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Eighth Air Force attacks several German Luftwaffe Messerschmitt ME-163 rocket propelled and Messerschmitt ME-262 jet propelled fighter aircraft.

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The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt in the early 1930s. It was one of the first true modern fighters of the era, including such features as an all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, and retractable landing gear.

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This rare colour video shows a Luftwaffe fighter that made a successful crash landing in the late stages of World War Two. The Messerschmitt BF 109 aircraft, marked with the number ‘3’, lies intact following its wheels-up landing behind allied lines. Footage shows the crashed German plane being...read more

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 HQ Batallón) December 03, 2014

This is my opinion:

10. Hawker Hurricane (United Kingdom)
9. Kawasaki Ki-61 (Japan)
8. Lockheed P-38 Lightning (USA)
7. Lavochkin La-5 (Soviet Union)
6. Mitsubishi A6M Zero (Japan)
5. P-47 (USA)
4. Me-109 (Germany)
3. Spitfire (United Kingdom)
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