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Position: Combat Officer

Days in clan: 970

[SS-G1] Sigma Squadron

Position: Combat Officer

Days in clan: 970

13,516
Battles Fought
59.68%
Victories/Battles
1,769
Average Experience per Battle
38,422
Most Damage per Battle,

Aircraft type efficiency

Fighters

Multirole Fighters

Heavy Fighters

Attack Aircraft

Bombers

Achievements 145/186

  • marcel
    58
  • Marseille Medal

    Awarded for destroying at least 17 aerial targets in a single sortie and winning the battle.


    Award +1
  • maccambell
    225
  • McCampbell Medal

    Awarded for destroying at least 10 aerial targets in a single sortie and winning the battle.

    The destroyed targets must include aircraft of all 5 types.


    Award +1
  • teamworkguru
    243
  • Hero of the Sky Badge

    Awarded for earning the highest aircraft type grade in battle.


    Award +1
  • rocketeer
    364
  • Rocketeer

    Awarded for destroying an aerial target using a rocket.

  • dillei4
  • Johnson Medal Class IV

    Awarded for destroying at least 20 aircraft from the enemy combat group.


    Award +1
  • effective
    64
  • Effective Fire

    Awarded for earning at least 5000 personal points in each of at least 2 battles played in a row.

    The count is reset if the player earns fewer than 5000 personal points in a single battle.

  • predatoryduet
    22
  • Raptor Duo

    Awarded to members of a Flight that destroyed 15 aerial targets and earned at least 500 capture points.

    The count is reset if one of the Flight members is destroyed.

  • flameofheaven
    242
  • Flames in the Sky

    Awarded for destroying an aerial target aircraft by setting it on fire.

    Available once for each aircraft in the Hangar.

  • impactfromthesky
  • Successful Interception

    Awarded once for destroying an aircraft from an Attack Flight.

Overall Results

Battles Fought 13,516
Victories 8,067 (59.68%)
Draws 58 (0%)
Defeats 5,391 (40%)
Average Experience per Battle 1,769
Maximum Experience per Battle 9,880

Battle Performance

Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.02
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,190.93
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,621.56

Preferences in aircraft types

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
13,521
Fighters 5,130 (38%)
Multirole Fighters 3,057 (23%)
Heavy Fighters 2,364 (17%)
Attack Aircraft 2,248 (17%)
Bombers 722 (5%)

Preferences in aircraft nations

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
13,521
U.S.S.R. Aircraft 3,778 (28%)
Germany Aircraft 3,399 (25%)
U.S.A. Aircraft 2,620 (19%)
Japan Aircraft 1,113 (8%)
U.K. Aircraft 2,177 (16%)
China Aircraft 172 (1%)
Europe Aircraft 262 (2%)

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Aircraft Total Sorties Selected at the Start of a Battle Most Aerial Targets Destroyed per Sortie Most Ground Targets Destroyed per Sortie

First flew in January 1933. Served until 1940. Never saw combat. A total of about 60 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.21 149
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 446.36 10,712
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.86 140

Developed in Germany by the Heinkel firm under the designation HD-37. Saw mass production in the U.S.S.R. as the I-7.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.81 93
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 516.35 8,261
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.20 275

Developed in 1932–1933 for the U.S. Army. One prototype was built, but the aircraft never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.83 309
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 742.61 25,991
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.81 28

Designed in Japan under the guidance of German experts. A total of 4 prototypes were built and underwent trials in 1934.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.50 85
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 684.18 6,841
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.74 267

Designed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force in 1933–1935. A total of 5 prototypes were built. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.57 92
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 487.25 6,821
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.49 244

One of the first designs of a fighter aircraft for the reviving Luftwaffe. The aircraft featured a parasol wing.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.90 89
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 702.17 7,021
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.11 1

Developed to replace the Ar 65. First flew in the fall of 1933. Being outperformed by the competing Ar 68, it never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.00 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 723.61 8,683
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.16 181

Land modification of the A5M naval fighter. Underwent trials in 1935–1936 but never entered service, as the Japanese Army favored the Ki-10.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.45 138
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 455.77 18,230
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 42.40 1,695

The first monoplane carrier-based fighter adopted by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. Successfully used during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.00 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 174.17 522
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

Designed as a high-speed monoplane fighter for the Italian Air Force, the Ba.27M was not accepted into service and so was offered for export. Employed by the Chinese Air Force during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.11 128
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 938.61 16,894
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 62.07 1,117

Developed to replace the Ki-10. The prototype first flew in October 1936. Saw combat in China, during the Battle of Khalkhyn Gol, and in the initial period of the Pacific War. A total of about 3,400 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.11 146
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,007.16 18,128
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 130.13 2,342

Underwent trials in the summer of 1934. The first aircraft with retractable landing gear proposed to the Royal Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,067.45 1,067
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

First flew in February 1934. The experience gained during the Type 224 development was subsequently used to create the famous Spitfire.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.50 121
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 915.16 20,133
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 88.10 1,938

A prototype of the I-16 (TsKB-12) equipped with a Wright Cyclone engine and three-blade propeller. Following trials, it was decided to produce I-16 with the M-22 engine.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.58 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 554.65 17,194
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 68.96 2,137

Designed as an attempt of the Boeing company to produce a more advanced version of the successful P-26 Peashooter. A total of 4 prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.44 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 499.47 20,478
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.91 1,718

A modification of the serial B-534 fighter with more powerful weapons. Due to the lack of 20 mm autocannons, only a small part of the Bk-534 was equipped with them regularly.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.53 143
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 996.06 18,925
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 289.99 5,509

The main Czechoslovakian fighter of the 1930s. Later, the Luftwaffe, Slovak, and Bulgarian Air Forces also used these aircraft. It was last used for a military operation during the Slovak National Uprising in 1944.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.08 133
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,443.27 17,319
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 34.86 418

Modification of the serial I-15 with ramjet engines for better climbing performance. Tested in 1939–1940.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.26 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 712.88 19,247
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 138.51 3,739

The Hawker P.V.3 was developed as an enlarged version of the Hawker Fury fighter powered by a new engine with an enhanced armament of four machine guns. The single completed prototype was tested with several variants of the Goshawk engines in 1934–1935.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.00 143
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,348.71 17,533
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 243.94 3,171

Early version of the F2A Buffalo. A total of 11 aircraft of this modification were built for the U.S. Navy.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.57 128
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 768.03 21,504
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.03 0

Developed on the basis of the P-35 as a two-seat bomber escort fighter. Never entered service despite good flight performance.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.57 282
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 741.25 58,558
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.51 435

One of the mass-produced P-36As was experimentally redesigned into a version with heavy cannon armament. Following a cycle of tests, it was decided to revert to the initial version with machine gun armament.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.37 172
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 729.17 37,187
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 35.05 1,787

Early modification of the P-40, also known as the Curtiss Model 81A-1. A total of 199 aircraft of this modification were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.31 739
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 722.63 161,146
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9.53 2,124

Developed in 1934–1937, but never entered service due to lack of advantage over the mass-produced I-16. Only prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.89 2,102
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 953.00 409,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 167.24 71,911

One of the most successful fighters of the prewar period. Served in the air forces of the United States, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Norway, and China.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.44 856
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 709.73 176,723
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 83.88 20,884

The mass-produced I-153P "Chaika" (a variant with two ShVAK cannons instead of 4 machine guns) was fitted with additional DM-4 ramjet engines. During the trials, a significant increase in the top speed was achieved. However, it was decided to continue work on the ramjet engines on newer types of aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.31 281
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 618.21 52,547
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 177.04 15,048

In October 1940, the mass-produced I-153 was experimentally fitted with auxiliary ramjet DM-4 engines. During the trials, a significant increase in the top speed was achieved. However, it was decided to continue work on the ramjet engines on newer types of aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.84 434
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 774.83 87,556
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 119.86 13,544

Developed by the Nakajima Aircraft Company to replace the Ki-27 in the Japanese Air Force. First aircraft entered service in the fall of 1941. A total of about 6,000 Ki-43s of various versions were built and used on all fronts until the end of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.90 464
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 734.31 87,383
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 98.84 11,762

Early prototypes of the famous A6M Zero were equipped with Zuisei engines. First flew in April 1939.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.39 663
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 840.30 126,884
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 111.21 16,792

Developed for export to the Belgian Air Force. A total of 4 prototypes were built and underwent trials in Great Britain, Belgium, and the U.S.S.R.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.59 294
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 685.16 56,182
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 54.19 4,443

The Hawker Hurricane fighter of the No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron in the Royal Air Force. The squadron was actively involved in the Battle of Britain, claiming to have destroyed 126 German aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.86 360
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 973.53 72,041
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18.38 1,360

The winner of the contest to become the principal fighter aircraft with the Luftwaffe. Early modifications were used in Spain and in the initial period of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.43 571
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 955.98 123,320
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10.70 1,380

Developed and tested in 1935 as a new fighter for the Luftwaffe. Exported to Spain, Japan, Hungary, and Romania. A total of 100 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.97 285
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 636.07 61,063
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14.84 1,424

Went through trials in 1938 as a new fighter for the Royal Air Force, but was considered inferior to the Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.53 1,196
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 916.66 241,997
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28.91 7,632

Developed on the basis of the racing aircraft. Used during the French campaign of 1940. A total of about 90 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.46 705
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 898.53 141,968
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.25 10,467

One of the early modifications of the P-36 Hawk. A total of 30 aircraft of this modification were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.23 194
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 697.39 41,843
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.34 2,000

Several Ki-43 aircraft were captured by the Chinese Nationalist Air Force and the Chinese Communist Air Force after Japan's defeat in the Pacific War. They were operated in China during the ongoing civil war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 334
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 653.56 62,088
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.75 3,966

Underwent trials in 1939. Improved version of the fighter entered service with the U.S. Navy as the F4F Wildcat.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.40 703
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 722.11 149,476
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 39.02 8,077

Prototype carrier-based variant of the P-39 Airacobra, which first flew in May 1940. Tested as a new fighter for the U.S. Navy, but was considered inferior to the F4U Corsair.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.87 576
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,006.61 149,985
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 151.64 22,595

Designed as a simplified modification for mass production. Underwent trials in 1940–1941, but never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.83 187
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 796.07 52,540
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 214.46 14,154

First flown in March 1938. Widely used during the Battle of Britain.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.01 305
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,091.65 82,965
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 124.27 9,444

Development of this two-seat fighter with the tandem wing configuration was started by the Arsenal company in 1939. The prototype was completed during the occupation of France. The aircraft was tested in the summer of 1941, but it was decided not to put it into mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.34 165
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,100.87 41,832
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 122.01 4,636

The most advanced fighter of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War II. Widely used in the Dunkirk operation and the Battle of Britain.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.13 186
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,008.57 45,385
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 316.85 14,258

Fighter designed and produced in Australia based on the CA-1 Wirraway. A total of 250 aircraft were built in 1942–1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.04 242
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,219.46 58,534
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 219.15 10,519

Designed in 1935–1936 to meet a British Air Ministry specification for a new single-seat fighter.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.23 199
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 950.87 44,690
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 168.69 7,928

Developed in 1940 as a high-altitude, high-speed interceptor. Extensively used in 1941–1942. Over 3,000 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.77 241
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 928.03 59,393
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 95.52 6,113

Modification of the Curtiss P-40. Served with the 1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) and was actively used in operations against Japan.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.14 66
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 868.29 18,234
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.08 1

Developed on the basis of the P-36. Most extensively used against Japan during the Pacific War and in China, and on the Soviet-German front.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.73 571
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 922.54 141,149
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 39.16 5,990

Initial prototype of the famous F4U Corsair. First flown on 29 May 1940, demonstrating good flight performance.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.35 328
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 879.96 86,235
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 57.10 5,595

Third prototype of the I-180 fighter. Unlike its predecessors, the I-180-3 was equipped with weapons and engine intended by the design. The aircraft was viewed as a preproduction model, but the project was abandoned due to the cancelation of the I-180.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.34 217
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 781.35 50,787
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 151.87 9,871

Modification of the Messerschmitt fighter created after military operations in Spain. Extensively used by the Luftwaffe and the air forces of German allies.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 524
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,037.29 143,146
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.00 4,554

The most widely produced version of the Bf 109 E that was extensively used in the French campaign in 1940 and the Battle of Britain. A total of 1,868 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.92 251
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,054.32 67,476
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43.98 2,814

Developed in the prewar period as an alternative to Messerschmitt fighters. Vied for the world speed record. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.11 224
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 809.83 58,307
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16.80 1,209

Blueprint created on the basis of the record-setting Me 209. The project was discontinued due to difficulties in maintenance of the uprated engine.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.25 268
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 785.71 93,499
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.48 414

Several A6M3 were experimentally fitted with 30 mm Type 2 autocannon. However, the trials revealed that the recoil of the 30 mm autocannon was too strong. As a result, the intention to equip the mass-produced A6M with this autocannon was abandoned.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.25 192
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 783.37 46,218
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 178.70 10,543

Developed in 1940 as the I-26 high-speed fighter. One of the best Soviet fighters of the early years of World War II. A total of 8,734 aircraft of various modifications were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.11 193
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 737.56 45,728
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 381.24 23,636

Fighter constructed of timber and designed as a high-speed aircraft in the prewar period. Used on all fronts until the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 233
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 871.69 53,173
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 102.68 6,263

Military use of the first Ki-43 models revealed that the fighter lacked firepower, survivability, and top speed. To correct these faults, the Nakajima Aircraft Company developed a new modification that remained in production until the end of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.33 221
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 958.82 48,899
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 88.86 4,531

Early in the Pacific War, the A6M was the world's most capable carrier-based fighter, which gave Japan air superiority.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.93 173
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 900.36 39,615
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 252.29 11,100

Low-cost fighter developed by the Bell Aircraft Corporation to address the shortage of light-metal alloys used in aviation. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.50 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 741.74 1,483
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

Modification of the Mustang I that was supplied by the North American Aviation company to U.K. The aircraft featured powerful autocannon that replaced the machine guns fitted on the previous modification. A total of 93 aircraft of this modification were supplied to the Royal Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.71 40
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,425.47 9,978
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.67 46

Developed in the United States on request of the Royal Air Force. Further modification resulted in the creation of the P-51 Mustang fighter and the A-36 Apache attack aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 278
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,028.90 81,283
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 87.55 6,916

The Spitfire V modification

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.03 238
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,042.80 61,525
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 295.85 17,455

Developed in 1941 to replace the Spitfire I and Spitfire II. Widely used in Europe and North Africa.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.23 271
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,307.53 83,682
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 109.32 6,996

Created in 1943 on the basis of the Yak-1. Further improvements led to creation of the Yak-3.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 282
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,053.23 78,992
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 160.17 12,012

A modification of the MiG-3 featuring a radial air-cooled engine. A total of 5 aircraft were built and remained in service until 1944.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.62 29
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,129.86 9,038
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 36.00 287

A further development of the LaGG-3 featuring an air-cooled engine and enhanced aerodynamics.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.29 948
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,301.21 287,566
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 326.70 72,201

Designed as a promising interceptor fighter with a canard configuration. The first prototype took to the air in July 1943. The tests dragged on until December 1944 when the project was recognized as having no prospects.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.40 493
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,258.44 140,944
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 124.85 13,983

An early model of one of the most famous U.S. Army Air Force fighters of World War II. Used mainly in North Africa, Burma, and Great Britain.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.53 263
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,303.20 75,585
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 22.31 1,294

First flew in December 1941. Different modifications of the Ki-61 were extensively used during the Pacific War from the early 1943 and through the final days of World War II. Over 3,000 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.42 283
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,346.00 86,144
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.58 869

A significant number of the P-39 Airacobra were supplied to the U.S.S.R. under the Lend-Lease program. The P-39Q-15 was a lighter version that had no wing-mounted weapons.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 380
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,048.00 105,847
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 155.11 15,665

Designed for the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force as a heavily armed interceptor. Development was discontinued during the prototype stage.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.94 248
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,211.59 76,330
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 122.63 7,725

During trials of captured Spitfires in Germany, one aircraft was equipped with a German DB 605 engine. It was later destroyed in an Allied air raid.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.29 253
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,003.03 77,233
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 89.33 6,878

This modification of the A6M confronted Allied fighters until the final days of WWII. A total of 10,449 aircraft of all variants were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.02 507
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,451.81 146,632
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 387.72 39,159

Developed in 1940, the Bf 109 F outperformed the earlier Bf 109 E due to lighter armament, improved aerodynamics, and a more powerful engine.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.30 231
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,135.73 79,500
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43.73 3,060

Developed for the Japanese Air Force as a promising fighter based on the results of military use of the Ki-43 and Ki-61. The Ki-84 was considered the best mass-produced Japanese fighter during World War II. Over 3,500 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.78 499
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,342.48 177,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 172.44 22,762

Created in 1943 on the basis of the Yak-1. One of the best Soviet fighters of 1944–1945. A total of 4,848 aircraft of this type were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.84 403
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,180.58 123,960
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 387.22 40,658

High-altitude fighter designed for maneuvering combat. During development, the I-220 was tested with different types of engines. Several prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.55 341
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,665.46 124,909
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 242.05 18,153

A further development of the famous La-5 featuring enhanced aerodynamics. A total of 5,753 aircraft were produced from 1944 through 1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.87 346
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,669.48 118,533
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 163.94 11,639

Dallas-built version of the P-51D. After World War II, it was exported to various countries including China, where it served in the Chinese Nationalist Air Force. A total of 1,500 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.95 168
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,139.40 64,945
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 152.44 8,689

Fighter powered by a liquid fuel rocket and ramjet engines whose design was first proposed in 1940. The aircraft was developed in 1942–1944. A glider prototype was built. The project was discontinued in 1944, because the engines were not ready for production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.31 169
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,386.78 70,725
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 56.36 2,874

Modification of the mass-produced Yak-3 featuring an auxiliary liquid-fuel rocket engine and a single cannon. The prototype underwent trials in 1944–1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.95 434
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,321.30 145,342
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 184.04 20,244

A version of the Yak-3 equipped with heavy armament and a slightly modified airframe, compared to the base model. Never entered mass production. Only one prototype was built and tested in 1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.86 336
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,284.27 111,731
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 563.69 49,040

One of the most successful modifications of the famous British fighter. A total of 5,656 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.15 419
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,384.80 139,864
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 289.72 29,262

Developed in 1942–1945 for the Imperial Japanese Navy as a successor to the A6M. Only 8 prototypes were produced and tested by the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.42 347
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,639.88 104,952
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 149.58 9,572

First mass-produced jet fighter built by the Allies. Mostly used for training. A total of 20 aircraft of this modification were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.53 794
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,490.57 335,377
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 103.67 23,324

One of the most famous American fighters during World War II. Used extensively in Europe and in the later stages of the war against Japan.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.38 311
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,268.47 116,699
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 146.07 13,438

The most widely produced model of the Messerschmitt fighter. Used in all theaters of war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.23 400
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,245.89 154,489
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 52.73 6,538

Entered service in the winter of 1944. A total of 957 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.14 700
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,559.56 263,565
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 272.82 46,106

An all-metal fighter created on the basis of the La-7 featuring a wider combat radius and more powerful weapons. Used during the Korean War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.83 379
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,615.74 159,958
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 126.95 12,568

Originally designed to reach a higher top speed record. Later improved on to become a full-featured fighter to replace the Bf 109. Never entered mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.61 401
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,473.57 163,566
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 51.40 5,705

Rocket-powered interceptor based on German documentation. First flew in July 1945. A total of 7 prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.96 547
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,752.44 324,200
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 51.55 9,537

Project for a high-speed well-armed fighter developed by the Tachikawa Aircraft Company in 1943–1945. By the end of World War II only prototypes were built that never took to the air.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.49 461
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,408.18 185,879
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 119.55 15,780

The fastest Mustang and one of the fastest piston fighters in the world. A total of 555 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.16 452
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,335.76 191,013
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 97.06 13,879

The first jet-powered fighter to enter service with the Soviet Air Force. Developed on the basis of the Yak-3 in 1946. A total of 280 aircraft were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 376
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,295.10 128,215
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 105.47 10,441

Experimental mixed-power fighter fitted with both jet and piston engines. Several prototypes were produced in 1945-1946. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.78 364
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,223.27 160,248
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 227.89 29,854

Prototype model of a mixed-power fighter. A total of 3 aircraft were built. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.80 24
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,999.64 9,998
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 123.75 618

First mass-produced jet fighter used by the U.S. Army Air Force. The P-80A equipped several squadrons during World War II, but they did not see combat due to the end of the war. Later the designation was changed to F-80A. A total of 344 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.77 339
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,858.75 167,287
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.07 3,696

The first mass-produced modification of the DH.100 Vampire featuring the Goblin I engine. Entered service in April 1945. A total of 40 aircraft of the early F.1 series were built, but they did not see combat due to the end of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.92 1,018
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,973.64 408,544
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 203.78 42,181

Developed on the basis of the La-9. Operated in the Chinese Civil War and in the Korean War. A total of 1,182 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.26 532
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,095.67 178,594
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 130.92 21,340

Derived from the training aircraft JJ-1, it never went past the initial concept phase.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.69 144
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,982.54 77,319
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 229.01 8,931

Reimar and Walter Horten's “flying wing” project, also known as H IX. It was supposed to be mass-produced at the Gotha plant, but before the end of the war only a few prototypes were made, some of which fell into the hands of the Allied forces.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.50 360
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,765.74 181,871
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 77.87 8,020

Developed on the basis of the Fw 190. Entered service with the Luftwaffe at the end of 1944, but only a few Ta 152s saw combat.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.12 369
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,103.49 192,007
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 97.81 17,019

In the spring of 1945 Germany provided the information about the Heinkel He 162 jet fighter to the Japanese. According to some sources, the development of a fighter with similar characteristics was started in Japan, but not even a model was completed by the end of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 451
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,942.86 233,143
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 130.13 15,615

The first British carrier-based jet fighter, which first flew in July 1946. A total of 185 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.00 524
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,055.55 269,277
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 280.90 36,798

Developed as a parasite fighter designed to be carried by a heavy bomber and defend the latter against enemy attacks. It underwent trials in 1948–1949, but never entered service. Two prototypes were handed over to museums.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.14 853
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,009.22 413,900
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 58.21 11,991

Developed in 1946. The first Soviet jet-powered fighter of classic design. Only two prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.99 431
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,917.68 207,109
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 267.05 28,841

First Soviet jet-powered fighter that saw mass production. A total of 602 aircraft were built in 1946–1948.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.25 412
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,954.87 189,622
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.49 7,613

A fighter with an unusual arrangement and a powerful new engine was developed in the Antonov Design Bureau as a light front-line interceptor fighter to cover the troops. The presence of other modern fighters led to the project closure.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.23 210
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,620.74 105,348
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.65 42

The first Soviet jet fighter featuring a swept-wing layout. A prototype was displayed during a flyover in the summer of 1947, but the aircraft never saw mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.78 548
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,810.89 262,578
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 200.73 29,105

The Ta 183 design was recognized as the best aircraft in a Luftwaffe fighter competition. No prototypes were built by the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.08 521
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,563.14 264,170
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 137.54 23,244

Developed in 1943 based on technologies introduced in the Me 262. Several versions were offered.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.61 484
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,429.99 255,149
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 105.80 11,109

First operational U.S. Navy carrier-based jet fighter. Later became the basis for the famous F-86.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 604
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,722.66 272,180
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 114.64 18,113

The first jet-powered U.S. Navy fighter to feature an afterburner and composite construction. Entered serial production, but never saw combat.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 542
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,024.29 311,740
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 75.19 11,580

First flown in December 1948. Never used in combat. A total of 197 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.44 613
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,312.13 411,559
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 57.24 10,188

Designed as a new fighter featuring better flight performance compared to the Ta 183. Further development was discontinued as the war had ended.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.35 502
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,238.42 335,763
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18.65 2,797

Development started in August 1944. The latest variant of this fighter was 80% complete in early 1945 when it was captured by American troops.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.27 517
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,490.55 301,356
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 23.63 2,858

One of the most famous postwar jet fighters. Used by U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.90 563
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,366.69 387,169
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.01 2,990

Due to the end of World War II, the Ki-162 project was not completed in combat-ready condition. Further development is only hypothetical based on the level of technology in Japan at that time.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.30 528
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,829.97 292,795
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 121.57 19,451

Soviet jet-powered fighter aircraft of the first postwar generation. Produced in small numbers.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.80 557
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,687.22 311,717
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61.59 7,144

Created on the basis of the Yak-25 in 1948. The first Yakovlev jet fighter featuring a swept-wing layout. Two prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.40 510
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,466.26 286,086
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.41 3,411

Further modification of the MiG-15 featuring a new engine. Used during the Korean War. A total of 8,354 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.04 715
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,358.42 417,439
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.96 13,975

An export version of the Curtiss BF2C-1. A total of 137 aircraft were built for the Air Forces of China, Argentina, Turkey, and Thailand. Licensed for production in China.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.04 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 443.12 12,407
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 613.57 17,180

Carrier-based fighter-bomber. A total of 28 aircraft were built for the U.S. Navy from 1932 through 1933. Exported as the Hawk II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.33 176
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.04 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 504.56 12,109
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 931.53 22,356

To increase firepower, the PV-1 machine guns on some of the I-5 fighters were replaced by the ShKAS, which had higher rate of fire.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.02 337
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 751.53 31,564
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.60 1,411

Developed as a two-seat multirole fighter capable of engaging single-seat fighters in maneuvering combat. Its first flight took place in September 1934. The aircraft did not see active combat service. A total of 223 modifications of the DI-6 were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.97 143
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.81 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 490.57 17,660
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,440.32 51,851

First flew in August 1935. A total of about 200 aircraft including experimental and export versions were built. Used in the initial period of the Pacific War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.00 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 553.27 1,106
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 761.17 1,522

One of the best biplane fighters of the 1930s. Served through the end of 1941.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 17.00 34
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,825.57 3,651
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,544.78 3,089

Developed in the early 1930s as a high-speed fighter. Used in Spain in 1936, during the Battles of Khalkhyn Gol in 1939, and through World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.50 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 335.47 1,341
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 355.19 1,420

Exported to the Royal Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, and Finnish Air Force. Used in the initial period of the Pacific War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.77 324
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 735.03 63,212
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 878.31 75,534

First flew in March 1940. The aircraft saw combat in China. A total of 272 aircraft of various modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.66 399
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 44
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 533.94 80,091
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,181.93 177,290

The last developed version of the I-207 fighter. The aircraft was supposed to have the properties of both high-speed monoplanes and maneuverable biplanes. The prototype was built by the spring of 1941, but the project was discontinued.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.14 30
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.86 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 400.47 5,606
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,449.42 20,291

Last mass-produced modification of the Polikarpov I-16. First flew in 1940. The main difference from its predecessors was it had no guns in the wings, but carried a synchronized large-caliber machine gun.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.34 1,220
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.49 256
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 460.34 239,838
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,780.74 927,766

The LaGG-3 series 4 was fitted with a modified engine and carried more powerful armament compared to the early LaGG-3s. Extensively used in the initial period of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.90 526
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 866.59 116,989
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 448.37 60,530

The last German biplane fighter. Designed for naval operations for the never-completed aircraft carrier Graf Zeppelin.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.99 409
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 89
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 616.17 84,415
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,887.78 395,625

The main British fighter type of early World War II. The prototype first flew in November 1935. Widely used in the French campaign in 1940 and massively used in the Battle of Britain.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.15 733
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.40 93
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 649.08 151,235
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,302.15 303,400

Modification of the I-16 featuring more powerful weapons and improved performance.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.90 764
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 563.62 148,232
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 504.31 132,633

Developed in 1941 as a specialized anti-tank aircraft on the basis of the Hawker Hurricane fighter.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.32 368
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 965.15 107,131
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 239.09 26,539

The Hurricane Mk II entered service in 1940. Compared to the early fighter variants, it was equipped with a more powerful engine, and its armament was gradually enhanced. This modification remained in production until 1944 and was also built in Canada.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.07 334
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,082.81 88,790
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 508.82 41,723

Developed in 1941 on the basis of the Yak-7UTI flight trainer. A total of 6,399 fighters of various modifications were built, including training aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.08 257
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,062.85 66,959
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 367.59 23,157

The best U.S. carrier-based fighter at the start of the war with Japan. Used from the outset through the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.81 211
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 741.72 55,628
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 490.54 36,790

A further development of the P-43 Lancer featuring a more powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2180 engine. Development was discontinued due to the decision of the Republic Aviation Corporation to focus on building a more promising P-47 fighter.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.53 233
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,032.63 68,153
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 981.97 64,809

Modification of the LaGG-3 fighter. Used extensively for destroying aerial and ground targets, including armored targets.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.13 385
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 817.44 100,545
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 246.37 30,303

As the U.S.S.R. lacked spare Allison engines, a few P-40 fighters were fitted with Soviet M-105 engines.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.97 413
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 964.76 100,334
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 277.87 28,898

In the summer of 1941, an attempt to install an M-82A engine on the Yak-7 was made. The aircraft went through a number of changes in the design and composition of its weapons, but could not achieve the specified flight characteristics for technical reasons. Only one development prototype was made.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.98 219
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,011.22 55,617
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 703.37 38,685

Developed in 1939 as an alternative to the Bf 109 that served in the Luftwaffe. The Fw 190 entered mass production in 1941.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.32 249
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 965.10 72,382
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 244.06 18,304

Developed in Czechoslovakia after World War II on the basis of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109. In 1948, some of the S-199's were purchased by Israel, which later used them during the Arab-Israeli conflict. These aircraft became the first combat-ready fighters of the arising Israeli Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.69 97
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 798.95 28,762
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 613.56 22,088

Created by the Hawker company based on the experience gained from the development of the Hurricane. A total of 6 prototypes were built and tested in 1939–1941. However, due to engine problems, the project was abandoned in favor of the Hawker Typhoon.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.24 505
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,146.91 178,917
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,275.12 198,919

Developed in 1942 on the basis of the Yak-7. The most widely produced Soviet fighter. A total of 16,769 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.78 50
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 919.58 16,552
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.03 2,124

One of the most widely produced United States Navy fighters of World War II. Used in both carrier- and land-based operations.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.40 275
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,116.48 90,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 504.54 40,867

Developed on request of the U.S. Army Air Corps after the production of the Р-43 Lancer and P-44 Rocket was discontinued. First flew in May 1941. A total of 171 P-47Bs were built and used for conducting flight trials and training of pilots.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.03 256
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 82
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 864.27 108,897
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,821.05 481,451

Designed as an armored low- and mid-altitude fighter capable of engaging enemy aircraft in a maneuvering combat. The project was discontinued due to the achievement of air superiority by the Soviet Air Force in 1944.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.71 19
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,205.08 8,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,442.45 31,097

A further modification of the Fw 190 featuring heavier armament and a more powerful engine. Entered service in the spring of 1943. Used extensively as a multirole fighter.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.88 318
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,333.64 109,358
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 889.56 72,944

A further modification of the Yak-9. Developed in 1943. Successfully used in 1944-1945 on the Soviet-German front. Produced until 1948.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.54 403
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,232.08 140,456
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 447.57 51,023

Developed simultaneously with the Hawker Tornado as a high-speed interceptor. However, it proved most effective as a multirole fighter. Remained the main support aircraft in the Royal Air Force until the end of combat in Europe.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.98 634
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,164.52 248,042
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,547.24 329,561

Version of the most widely-manufactured modification of the Fw 190 featuring more powerful wing-mounted weapons. Saw mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.98 474
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,164.23 185,112
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 799.71 127,153

A further modification of the F4U. Used extensively in World War II against Japan and the Korean War. A total of 2,557 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.45 390
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,264.99 142,943
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,091.42 123,330

Designed as a high-speed interceptor fighter. Delayed development made the Imperial Japanese Navy discontinue the project in favor of the J7W1.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.11 563
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.20 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,192.48 215,838
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,227.24 222,130

Developed by the Republic Aviation Corporation in 1944 to keep the P-47 competitive with the P-51 Mustang fighter, which was introduced into service with the U.S. Army Air Force. A total of 1,816 P-47Ns were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.29 439
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.72 139
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 944.58 181,359
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,437.96 1,044,089

The Fw 190 D modification entered service in the fall of 1944. It proved to be one of the best German fighters during the last stages of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.62 341
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.16 21
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,125.01 146,251
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,715.90 223,066

Interceptor designed to counter U.S. bombing raids on the Japanese islands. Only two prototypes were finished before the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.00 414
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.41 57
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,170.99 161,595
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,404.46 607,815

The first Swedish jet fighter. It was developed in 1945-1949 on the basis of the piston SAAB J 21A. The original power unit was replaced by the British Goblin jet engine. The aircraft did not see active combat service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.39 363
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.22 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,434.02 153,439
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,475.05 157,830

A further development of the P-47 Thunderbolt concept featuring a new Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engine. Two prototypes built were tested in 1944–1945. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.00 242
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.46 56
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 867.38 104,952
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,375.68 650,456

Designed in 1946 under the influence of the German experience. The only prototype of the Su-9 was produced and tested in 1946–1947. The aircraft never entered service, since the project was abandoned in favor of the MiG-15.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.44 430
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,218.56 214,466
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,194.59 386,247

Designed as a modification of the Hawker Typhoon. However, due to multiple significant changes to the design, was redesignated into the Hawker Tempest. As a multirole fighter, it proved to be one of the best British World War II aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.65 475
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,286.71 230,320
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,500.99 268,677

Blueprint created on the basis of German BMW 003 engines. Some of its concepts were later employed in the MiG-9 design.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.32 102
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,301.92 57,284
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 699.20 30,764

Blueprint created on the basis of the Bf 109 featuring a jet engine. Presented in January 1943 as a "backup" for the Me 262. The project was discontinued.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.04 435
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.23 33
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,626.80 232,632
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,543.14 363,669

Super Corsair, a high-speed modification of the famous F4U. Achieved fame as a trophy-winning air racer after World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.98 360
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 30
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,322.95 160,077
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,364.61 286,118

Designed as part of the project for a mass-produced and low-cost jet-powered "people's fighter". The concept and appearance of the aircraft were defined in September 1944, but the prototype was never built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.04 431
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,274.04 180,913
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 104.16 14,791

Developed by the Supermarine company on the basis of the Spiteful fighter. Underwent trials in 1945–1949 but never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.86 100
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.66 23
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,138.93 39,862
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,201.56 112,054

Jet-powered version of the J7W1. Remained in blueprint form by the time of Japan's surrender.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.58 563
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.55 119
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,445.13 315,037
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,912.63 1,288,954

The first jet fighter built by the Hawker Aircraft company. Its prototype conducted its maiden flight on September 2, 1947. Initially, it was developed for the Royal Air Force, but was later redesigned for the Fleet Air Arm. Served in the German, Royal Netherlands, and Indian Navy.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.77 473
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.15 26
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,487.64 254,386
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,608.16 274,995

The BV P.212 was designed as part of the Luftwaffe's Emergency Fighter Program. Several concepts were developed. The BV P.212.03 version was selected as final. The first prototype was to make its first flight in the summer of 1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.48 233
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,806.42 121,029
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 94.29 6,317

Development started in 1946. The prototype first flew on September 5, 1947. The concept of the aircraft was constantly improved. The further development of the project resulted in the creation of the I-215.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.42 167
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,499.20 103,444
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,101.71 76,017

Developed to replace the P-47 Thunderbolt fighters serving in the U.S. Air Force. First flew in February 1946. Successfully used as a fighter-bomber during the Korean War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.90 470
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.23 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,707.09 276,548
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,393.72 549,782

Prototype built on the basis of the F-94B fighter and used as a test platform for various armament configurations. Never entered mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.41 989
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,016.99 584,925
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 193.65 56,157

Designed based on the BV P.212 concept. In March 1945, the Luftwaffe approved the project and recommended the construction of a prototype. However, by the end of World War II, only theoretical calculations for the new aircraft specifications were made.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 570
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,503.17 405,513
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 795.04 128,796

A swept wing version of the F-84E featuring a new engine. First flew in June 1950. A total of 2,711 F-84Fs were built as a fighter version.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.89 550
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 63
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,915.58 363,959
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,934.90 937,630

Carrier-based U.S. Navy fighter of the postwar period. Notable design features include no horizontal stabilizer, two engines, and twin rudders.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.65 580
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.32 71
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,738.35 380,698
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,753.95 822,114

Blueprint of a further development of the J7W. The project was discontinued due to the surrender of Japan.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 851
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 105
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,249.62 503,913
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,081.68 1,138,297

Developed by the Hawker Aircraft company based on the experience gained when designing the Sea Hawk. The prototype first took to the air in July 1951. In 1953, the Hawker Hunter entered mass production. It was exported to various countries and saw combat service in a range of conflicts in the latter half of the 20th century.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.86 610
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.35 75
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,215.31 471,861
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,280.80 911,811

Designed on the basis of the I-211 with changes made to the engines and weapon mix. Never entered service due to the decision to concentrate the development of fighters in the Mikoyan and Yakovlev design bureau.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.18 948
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.39 89
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,877.72 653,241
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,217.60 503,396

Twin-engine heavy fighter. One of the first Zerstörer concepts developed for the Luftwaffe.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.67 11
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.67 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 749.04 2,247
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,353.83 7,061

Developed on the basis of the Do 17 Z bomber as a heavy night fighter. Featured more powerful weapons and reduced bomb load.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.97 432
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 877.14 76,311
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 225.69 19,635

Developed from 1934 as a multipurpose aircraft with the ability to perform as both a fighter and a ground forces support aircraft. Only two prototypes were built and tested before World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.58 235
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,386.39 42,977
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 709.17 21,984

Created as a "strategic fighter," a concept popular in the interwar period. Successfully used in campaigns in Poland, France, and Norway.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.69 801
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.35 76
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 965.52 209,518
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,590.84 345,211

Modification of the serial Bf 110 equipped with a 30 mm MK-101 antitank cannon. A total of 12 aircraft were produced during May–July 1940.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.40 2,375
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,155.78 624,119
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.55 36,475

Modification of the Blenheim bomber into a long-range fighter or night fighter. A total of 60 aircraft were modified.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.88 2,474
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.39 249
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 994.58 634,538
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,061.83 1,315,448

First flew in July 1939. Used as a long-range fighter and night fighter. A total of 5,928 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.72 606
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.41 67
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,172.60 191,133
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,273.24 370,538

A project for a heavy fighter carrying powerful offensive and defensive armament. First flew in March 1939. The development was discontinued due to the occupation of France in 1940.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.15 170
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,002.87 54,155
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.72 956

The Beaufighter V modification.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.19 603
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,435.19 206,667
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 85.19 12,267

Heavy fighter designed to replace the Bf 110. Entered limited service with the Luftwaffe. Also licensed for production in Hungary.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.22 164
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,210.05 61,712
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,375.52 121,151

A forced upgrade of the 110 by the Messerschmitt company due to the failed creation of the Me 210. Used both offensively and as a night fighter.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.03 391
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 27
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,481.73 143,728
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,891.21 183,447

Designed for the American Navy as an interceptor with a high climbing rate. Only one prototype was built, and it received a series of improvements. The first flight was made on April 1, 1940. After entering the F4F series, the development of the F5F was abandoned.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.09 167
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 970.59 52,411
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,116.62 114,297

First combat-ready modification of the P-38 Lightning. Used in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific Theater. A total of 527 aircraft were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.66 552
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,180.07 178,190
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 525.25 79,312

Developed as a long-range fighter for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Saw combat from the summer of 1942 and was extensively used before the end of the war in the Japanese anti-aircraft defense to counter U.S. heavy bombers.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.46 213
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.46 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,648.74 64,300
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,687.79 104,823

Widely used in various roles, including as a long-range fighter, night fighter, and fighter-bomber. A total of 7,781 aircraft of various modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.17 127
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 26
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,278.76 51,150
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,975.43 199,017

Developed as a twin-engine interceptor for the U.S. Army Air Force. First flew in February 1941. Only one prototype was built. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.25 189
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 969.02 81,397
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 579.84 48,706

Developed as a modern interceptor with high flight characteristics for the U.S. Army Air Force. Two prototypes were built. Made its first flight on January 15th, 1943. Problems with the engine developed for the aircraft, and a series of improvements by the customer significantly reduced the potential characteristics. The project was canceled.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.91 774
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,683.61 333,354
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 92.38 18,291

A further development of the P-38 featuring improved controllability and speed performance. A total of 2,970 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.84 287
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,442.81 145,724
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,506.38 152,143

Developed in several versions to be used against both aerial and ground targets and to replace the Ki-45. Saw limited action before the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.71 204
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,464.54 80,549
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 322.71 17,748

Canadian-built version of the Mosquito FB VI. A significant number of the Mosquito FB Mk.26 were delivered to China after the end of the war against Japan.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.49 274
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.45 50
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 982.96 108,125
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,497.03 384,672

Heavy fighter-bomber, a further development of the Zerstörer concept. Used mainly on the Western Front.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 325
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,672.22 142,138
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 576.75 49,023

Designed to carry heavy cannon armament for fulfilling a wide range of combat missions. Only one prototype was built and took to the air only once.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.54 230
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,673.74 108,792
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,340.88 152,156

Developed as a heavy escort fighter. The XP-75 prototypes underwent trials in 1943–1944 but never entered mass production. A total of 13 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.13 369
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,551.47 183,073
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,026.89 121,173

Heavy fighter-bomber incorporating two fuselages of the Bf 109. The only prototype was destroyed in an Allied bombing raid.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.84 296
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,087.73 160,755
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 431.38 33,216

A heavy fighter based on modification 63 of the Tupolev Tu-2 bomber. Underwent trials during 1947. However, due to problems with the engines and the advent of the jet era, the project was discontinued.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 228
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,035.85 122,151
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 69.55 4,172

First flew in July 1944. A total of 383 aircraft of various modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.71 282
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.54 56
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,371.31 142,616
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,169.81 537,659

Designed as a heavy carrier-based fighter for the U.S. Pacific Fleet. First flew in November 1943. A total of 364 aircraft were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.24 162
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.44 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,552.69 77,634
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,073.60 203,679

Development was started before the occupation of France. The prototype first flew in the summer of 1945. A total of 200 aircraft were ordered. However, due to the development of jet aircraft and decreasing interest in the project, only 2 prototypes and a series of 4 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.39 105
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,683.64 52,192
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.55 17

Project for a high-speed fighter with heavy armament. A wooden mock-up was built by October 1943. However, the concept of the Ki-94-I was judged by the Japanese Army Air Force as too unconventional. The Tachikawa company was tasked to build an aircraft with a more conventional design. As a result, the Ki-94-II was created.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.17 150
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,264.84 87,273
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 839.41 57,919

Experimental U.S. Navy fighter with unique configuration. Never saw combat due to the introduction of jet-powered aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.79 307
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,518.77 167,064
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 103.11 11,342

Further modification of the twin-engine P-38 Lightning fighter. The only completed prototype was tested in 1944.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.22 676
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,959.71 473,554
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 226.54 36,245

The U.S. Army Air Force's escort fighter, a further development of the P-82B.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.71 63
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,354.84 40,032
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,021.95 68,373

A twin-fuselage fighter on the basis of the P-51 Mustang, designed to reduce the problem of pilot fatigue on long-range missions.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.77 216
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.26 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,594.99 124,409
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,707.44 289,180

Developed as a high-speed heavy fighter-bomber. The prototype first took to the air on October 26, 1943. A series of about 12 Do 335 A-1s were built by the end of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.96 308
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.39 41
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,808.21 188,054
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,944.78 306,256

Project for a long-range interceptor with the envisaged ability to reach high speed in combat by using additional engines. The development was discontinued due to the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.28 308
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,142.48 201,392
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 195.76 18,401

Project for a fighter-bomber created by Westland in 1945. Development was discontinued during the preliminary design phase.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.08 210
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 28
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,293.02 130,594
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,886.34 392,520

The world's first jet-powered fighter to enter mass production. The start of development was delayed by the interference of German top leadership who demanded a bomber variant to be developed first.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.09 192
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,616.40 122,970
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 266.50 12,525

Project for a new two-seat night fighter. The development was discontinued during the design phase.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.86 386
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,386.78 322,214
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,186.97 160,240

A further modification of the Me 262 A. The prototype first flew in January 1945, with modification improvement continuing until the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.35 488
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,910.55 397,394
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,910.32 397,345

First flew in January 1947. Used during the Korean War. A total of 895 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.85 313
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,301.42 253,156
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 999.62 109,958

Blueprint of a further development of the Me 262 aircraft aimed at reaching a higher top speed.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.43 709
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.17 35
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,199.66 662,329
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,622.79 542,918

Designed as an air defense penetration fighter. First flew in June 1949. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.22 766
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 27
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,728.03 649,271
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,110.03 502,186

All-weather interceptor, which first flew in November 1951. A total of 436 aircraft of various modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.72 779
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,981.03 656,869
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 302.28 49,875

Designed for close support of ground forces. The only completed prototype underwent trials in 1935. Never entered mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.33 299
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.84 127
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 331.87 22,898
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,388.55 164,810

Designed as a technologically simple and low-cost strike aircraft suitable for mass production. Several prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 190
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.64 82
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 354.75 17,737
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,449.27 122,463

First flew in May 1935. Successfully used for close air support during the Spanish Civil War and World War II. A total of about 260 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 345
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.68 165
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 279.19 27,360
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,028.53 198,795

Developed in 1935–1936 in Germany to provide close air support for ground forces. Never entered service. A total of 6 prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.97 113
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.21 84
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 469.19 17,829
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,027.43 153,042

In 1936, the Soviet Union purchased from the U.S. a production license for the Vultee V-11 attack bomber. Redesigned as the BSh-1, it underwent trials in 1937–1939.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.19 186
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.71 315
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 361.76 30,749
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,707.88 485,169

Designed to support ground forces. Used by the Royal Australian Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II. A total of 755 aircraft were built in 1939–1946.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.16 106
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.27 111
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 360.64 17,671
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,208.45 206,214

The initial prototype of Blohm und Voss Ha 137, first flown in April 1935. As the main difference from later modifications, it was equipped with the BMW 132 engine.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.10 189
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.38 145
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 484.30 29,542
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,264.42 260,129

Developed as a high-speed two-seat attack aircraft with two prototypes produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.96 676
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.27 1,588
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 258.44 181,163
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,102.98 4,278,188

Early version of the armored Hs 129 attack aircraft fitted with Argus engines. A small series of aircraft was used mainly for pilot training.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.48 114
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.68 206
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 329.79 25,393
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,771.97 521,441

Armored attack aircraft based on the famous Fw 189 reconnaissance aircraft. Several prototypes underwent trials in 1939–1940.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.33 442
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.91 634
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 360.18 119,579
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,359.51 1,779,357

During frontline trials, several attempts were made to modify the IL-2 by adding a rear gunner position.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.04 353
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.11 718
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 365.72 124,710
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,231.43 2,806,916

Attack modification of the iconic Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber featuring enhanced armament and armor.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.07 133
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.54 191
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 402.07 49,856
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,083.34 754,334

Armored attack aircraft first flown in May 1939. A total of 865 aircraft of all modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.31 180
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.12 290
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 507.70 69,555
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,085.82 970,757

A later version of the IL-2, configured with a rear gunner. Became the most widely produced attack aircraft of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.64 75
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.47 289
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 324.60 37,977
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,049.20 1,292,755

Anti-tank modification of the Ju 88 bomber. Several dozen aircraft equipped with different armament variants were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.82 134
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.54 252
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 469.19 76,946
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,735.32 1,268,593

A drastic modification of the IL-2 attack aircraft, it had much heavier armor to increase durability. Bomb capacity was also increased.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.75 104
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.48 342
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 455.35 62,838
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14,692.17 2,027,519

A tailless design for a multirole attack aircraft. Development began in 1942 but was never completed.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.18 318
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.60 703
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 601.55 162,418
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15,507.91 4,187,135

A drastic modification of the IL-2 developed in 1944. Used in the final stages of World War II and during the Korean War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.17 325
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.70 749
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 581.71 161,132
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15,609.30 4,323,775

Attack aircraft designed for a wide range of missions. The single completed prototype was tested in 1947–1948.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.05 45
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.56 110
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 594.69 25,571
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16,164.69 695,081

Experimental attack aircraft. It featured a wider visual field which allowed for better targeting. Never entered mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.76 124
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.87 468
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 532.20 86,748
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,337.25 3,151,972

Designed simultaneously with the Me 265 as a new multirole attack aircraft for the Luftwaffe. Never entered mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.14 184
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.30 371
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 670.81 107,999
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16,834.98 2,710,431

A modification of the IL-10 featuring greater firepower and improved handling, the IL-10M went into mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.23 37
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.53 76
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 545.68 16,370
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15,929.15 477,874

Developed from the Me 262 as a multirole aircraft with different armament variants. Development was discontinued as the war had ended.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.99 213
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.65 573
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 830.46 179,379
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,889.89 4,296,216

Heavily armed and armored high-speed attack aircraft with tandem seating. Developed in 1953–1956.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.79 286
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.16 1,136
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 696.39 250,702
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20,897.15 7,522,973

Preliminary design for a heavy multirole jet aircraft. Never went past the initial concept phase.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.98 315
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.14 1,007
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,082.45 347,467
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 22,710.73 7,290,145

Developed on the basis of the IL-40 with major construction faults corrected. A total of 7 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.97 572
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.02 2,373
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,001.07 591,633
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 24,900.46 14,716,172

Developed by the Bristol company as Type 149. Featured a lengthened nose, which provided more comfortable conditions for a navigator. The first several Blenheim Mk.IVs inherited the defensive armament of the Blenheim Mk.I.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.43 15
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.23 183
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 124.59 4,360
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,074.44 282,605

The main Soviet pre-war medium bomber. First took to the air in 1934. Extensively used in the late 1930s and in early Word War II. A total of 7,000 aircraft of various modifications were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.28 10
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.94 214
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 79.61 2,865
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,802.31 352,883

Due to problems with the diesel engines on the early Ju 86, it was decided to replace them with the radial BMW 132. The new modification—the Ju 86 E—served with the Luftwaffe until it was replaced by more advanced He 111 bombers.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.36 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.12 128
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 127.80 3,195
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,257.49 206,437

A modification of one of the most well-known German World War II bombers. The He 111 H-2 entered mass production in September 1939. This aircraft differed from the early Не 111 in the engines and enhanced defensive armament. Over 500 aircraft of the H-2 series were produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.23 39
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.87 482
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 80.76 13,567
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,849.33 1,318,687

The last and most advanced version of the Do 17 bomber. The prototype first took to the air in March 1938. It featured an absolutely new cockpit design, new engines, and enhanced defensive armament. A total of roughly 500 Do 17 Z aircraft in several versions were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.08 15
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.49 466
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 46.56 8,707
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,390.73 1,382,065

A drastic modification of the SB bomber built with the aim of improving its combat performance. First flew in 1940. A total of about 200 aircraft were built and saw combat along with the SB.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.09 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.68 346
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 39.18 5,053
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,150.95 922,472

The B-17D modification was developed in February 1941. Most of these bombers were sent to the U.S. air bases in the Pacific, where the beginning of the war with Japan found them.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.07 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.44 195
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 65.49 5,238
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,405.72 752,457

The most mass-produced modification of the Ju 88. Mass production started in March 1939, and by 1940–1941, the Ju 88 A became the main bomber type in the Luftwaffe. The aircraft was widely used on all fronts and was also supplied to the allies of Germany.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.08 13
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.05 343
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 56.50 9,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,231.19 1,541,608

The main Soviet tactical bomber of World War II. The prototype first flew in December 1939. Over 11,000 Pe-2s of various modifications were built and saw extensive action throughout World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.74 32
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.70 116
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 282.89 12,164
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,767.70 420,011

A modification of the Pe-2 bomber equipped with new engines. The prototype was built in the fall of 1942. Due to the shortage of engines that were in great demand for developing the Lavochkin fighters, only 32 aircraft were built, but saw limited combat.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.18 2
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.73 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 145.01 1,595
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,100.02 100,100

Developed as an attack bomber to replace the Douglas A-20 Havoc serving the U.S. Air Force. The A-26B was the first aircraft in the series to enter mass production. A significant number of modifications were built based on the A-26B.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.33 13
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.92 75
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 198.06 7,724
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,186.18 436,261

The most mass-produced version of the Flying Fortress with significantly enhanced defensive armament. Extensively used in the strategic bombing campaign against Germany.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.21 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.50 35
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 115.95 1,623
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,557.65 245,807

The Do 217 M was a variant of the mass-produced Do 217 K with the DB 603 engine instead of the BMW 801 that was in great demand for fighters. Both bomber variants were used mainly on the Western Front.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.09 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.51 228
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 59.73 5,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,304.89 1,210,744

The best Soviet serial tactical bomber of World War II. Most actively used in 1944-1945. The Tu-2 bombers remained in the Soviet service until the mid-1950s, and were also supplied to Poland, Bulgaria, China, Indonesia, and North Korea.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.33 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.33 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 364.06 1,092
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,824.53 41,473

It was created to replace the Ju 88 in the Luftwaffe under the Bomber B design competition. However, a number of technical problems and changes in requirements from the Ministr