Reitousair

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Reitousair

Position: Personnel Officer

Days in clan: 2274

[HVAR] High Velocity Ace Rocketeers

Position: Personnel Officer

Days in clan: 2274

18,694
Battles Fought
88.50%
Victories/Battles
2,690
Average Experience per Battle
66,820
Most Damage per Battle,

Aircraft type efficiency

Fighters

Multirole Fighters

Heavy Fighters

Attack Aircraft

Bombers

Achievements 173/187

  • marcel
    1414
  • Marseille Medal

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


    Award +1
  • maccambell
    1420
  • 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
    2494
  • Hero of the Sky Badge

    Awarded for earning the highest aircraft type grade in battle.


    Award +1
  • rocketeer
    530
  • 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
    932
  • 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.

  • mastersofsky
    375
  • Lords of the Sky

    Awarded to members of a Flight that destroyed at least 25 aerial targets.

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

  • flameofheaven
    234
  • 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 18,694
Victories 16,545 (88.50%)
Draws 34 (0%)
Defeats 2,115 (11%)
Average Experience per Battle 2,690
Maximum Experience per Battle 14,145

Battle Performance

Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.30
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.83
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,724.84
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,046.32

Preferences in aircraft types

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
18,412
Fighters 5,432 (30%)
Multirole Fighters 4,961 (27%)
Heavy Fighters 3,346 (18%)
Attack Aircraft 2,641 (14%)
Bombers 2,032 (11%)

Preferences in aircraft nations

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
18,412
U.S.S.R. Aircraft 3,581 (19%)
Germany Aircraft 3,241 (18%)
U.S.A. Aircraft 4,240 (23%)
Japan Aircraft 1,775 (10%)
U.K. Aircraft 2,509 (14%)
China Aircraft 2,326 (13%)
Europe Aircraft 740 (4%)

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Aircraft

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

Last mass-produced biplane fighter used by the Japanese Army. First flew in March 1935. Saw combat in China and in the Soviet-Japanese conflict of Khalkhyn Gol. A total of about 600 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.00 14
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 488.81 977
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 6.91 152
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 559.07 12,299
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9.46 208

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 11.14 156
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 961.29 13,458
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.69 9

An export variant of the F11C fighter. Used extensively during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Some of the aircraft were produced directly in China.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 13.33 40
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 964.58 2,893
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 8.12 333
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,053.85 43,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 68.21 2,796

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 8.45 169
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,219.71 24,394
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 35.55 710

Lightweight fighter constructed in 1934 according to the specifications provided by the Luftwaffe Operational Headquarters.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 12.17 426
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,982.45 69,385
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 24.76 866

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 7.71 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,121.58 15,702
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45.17 632

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 8.45 93
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,242.90 13,671
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7.84 86

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 4.00 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 355.57 711
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.25 2

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 6.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 796.84 796
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 56.45 56

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 9.00 18
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,249.68 2,499
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 146.06 292

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 6.67 140
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,064.84 22,361
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.12 359

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 5.59 123
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 769.02 16,918
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21.28 468

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 5.71 80
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,130.11 15,821
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 8.30 191
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.17 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,773.03 40,779
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 125.55 2,887

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 6.00 60
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,236.66 12,366
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.41 664

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 2.75 33
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 541.43 6,497
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 281.86 3,382

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 6.78 61
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,448.83 13,039
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.01 45

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 10.00 40
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,583.67 6,334
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 6.12 251
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 969.11 39,733
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.26 1,691

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 5.42 298
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,004.84 55,266
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 90.75 4,991

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 5.71 40
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,084.64 7,592
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 51.15 358

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 5.75 23
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,247.54 4,990
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 8.70 496
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.16 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,757.07 100,153
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 194.51 11,086

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 10.00 10
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,588.59 2,588
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 5.50 11
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,187.93 2,375
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.88 332
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 832.16 56,587
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.46 371

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 4.98 264
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,002.29 53,121
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.67 3,533

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 6.61 185
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,633.82 45,747
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.88 1,900

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 7.58 182
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,701.01 40,824
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61.20 1,468

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 7.19 187
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,535.45 39,921
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.22 343

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 7.36 184
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.16 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,801.26 45,031
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 97.25 2,431

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 6.50 754
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,629.05 188,969
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.75 4,843

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 9.40 47
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,086.48 10,432
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.03 5

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 4.42 199
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 989.99 44,549
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.38 287

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 16.00 16
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,241.37 3,241
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 32.13 32

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 5.04 121
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,340.43 32,170
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7.29 175

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 5.27 232
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,339.34 58,930
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10.11 444

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 5.98 317
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,463.43 77,561
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.36 1,555

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 3.68 70
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 808.66 15,364
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 159.14 3,023

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 8.91 294
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,436.22 80,395
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.04 661

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 3.67 77
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 750.49 15,760
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.57 11

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 3.58 211
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 818.32 48,280
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 92.82 5,476

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 4.61 175
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,027.85 39,058
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 203.27 7,724

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 8.00 104
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,909.27 24,820
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 102.42 1,331

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 9.87 1,155
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,901.07 339,424
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 242.79 28,407

A modification of the Spitfire V inspired by Iron Maiden.

Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.09 255
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.26 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,930.68 67,405
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 312.55 7,188

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 6.76 230
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,024.47 68,831
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 79.02 2,686

The Spitfire V modification

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.77 228
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,657.83 69,103
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 50.50 1,313

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 4.51 212
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,304.95 61,332
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 185.68 8,727

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 8.67 494
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.23 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,275.26 129,689
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 309.70 17,652

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 6.76 277
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,999.98 81,999
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.85 3,232

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 8.03 707
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.15 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,323.84 204,498
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 157.67 13,875

The developer was looking for ways to improve aircraft characteristics based on feedback from the pilots who flew various modifications of the P-39 Airacobra.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.68 361
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,251.44 105,817
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 113.53 5,336

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 7.57 1,121
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,259.87 334,460
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 38.46 5,692

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 6.72 1,002
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,819.16 271,054
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 38.62 5,754

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 7.94 286
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.22 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,196.54 79,075
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 77.30 2,782

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 8.03 1,044
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,430.15 315,918
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 57.73 7,504

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 8.32 233
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,339.39 65,503
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.81 750

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 10.50 1,417
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,037.46 410,057
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 92.88 12,538

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 6.88 351
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,898.32 96,814
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 130.14 6,637

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 7.57 1,793
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,224.48 527,202
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 42.75 10,132

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 6.55 864
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,143.31 282,916
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 365.69 48,271

The famous P-51D aircraft flown by Joseph Peterburs in the 20th Fighter Group, U.S. Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.00 180
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,371.64 67,432
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 95.87 1,917

The last series in the evolution of Germany's Bf 109 fighters, called upon to standardize and put together the aircraft's multiple versions, manufactured by different plants.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.65 598
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,617.84 286,305
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 936.87 58,085

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 8.01 881
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,870.20 315,721
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 242.93 26,722

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 6.74 337
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,124.92 106,246
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 110.97 5,548

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 8.14 2,939
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,770.75 1,000,240
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 135.71 48,989

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 8.53 341
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,728.11 109,124
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 58.42 2,336

Developed on the basis of the mass-produced La-9 to explore the capabilities of ramjet engines. Several prototypes were produced and tested.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.14 384
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,639.86 110,874
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 23.39 982

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 8.72 436
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,758.99 137,949
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.32 1,316

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 9.23 655
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,964.14 210,454
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 58.06 4,122

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 6.78 1,159
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,198.14 375,881
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 201.83 34,513

A fighter manufactured by British company Martin-Baker. It received rave reviews from test pilots but never entered mass production due to an engine failure during a demonstration of the aircraft. Only one prototype was ever built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.85 453
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.15 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,224.40 148,322
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.06 3,590

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 7.51 1,172
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,777.65 433,312
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 171.24 26,713

Produced during the later years of World War II, this single-seat fighter saw action in many famous battles. A total of 48 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 10.32 836
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,482.33 282,068
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 222.15 17,993

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 7.09 383
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.19 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,398.13 129,499
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 237.15 12,806

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 7.16 881
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,563.06 315,256
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 40.29 4,956

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 6.48 829
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,115.26 270,752
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.50 10,048

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 7.08 934
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,955.54 390,130
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 72.79 9,608

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.51 1,247
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,229.30 536,064
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 114.61 19,024

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 8.89 1,263
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,555.91 504,939
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 92.14 13,083

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 8.13 1,903
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,300.44 772,303
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 65.34 15,290

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 6.84 1,280
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,611.64 488,376
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 129.41 24,199

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 7.19 1,014
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,938.13 414,276
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 32.30 4,554

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 6.31 1,028
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,558.02 416,957
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 68.91 11,232

Designed for the U.S. Navy as a heavy deck-based fighter with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability. Due to the difficulty of VTOL operations and high requirements to pilot skills, the project was terminated in favor of seaplanes. A total of three prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.50 901
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.24 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,382.79 358,575
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 419.80 44,498

An American prototype of a high-speed interceptor. The project was launched in 1940, but due to delays in development and testing, the aircraft only made its maiden flight in 1944. The project was canceled after a fire destroyed the sole prototype.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.63 854
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.36 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,906.40 386,733
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 957.67 94,809

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 10.88 1,240
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.34 39
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,532.38 516,691
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 494.37 56,357

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 10.72 847
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,188.65 330,903
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 156.55 12,367

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 9.79 460
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,432.04 161,305
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2.24 105

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 9.22 9,068
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 120
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,843.06 3,777,730
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 238.79 234,733

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 10.40 1,092
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.15 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,514.68 474,041
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 296.06 31,086

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 8.68 642
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,194.60 236,400
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 60.55 4,480

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 8.98 1,670
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,271.11 794,425
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 155.48 28,918

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 7.26 1,024
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,278.33 462,245
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 82.88 11,685

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 7.24 1,035
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,593.90 513,928
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 222.16 31,768

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 7.13 442
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.16 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,842.14 238,212
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 397.09 24,619

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 9.23 960
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,276.74 444,781
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 228.53 23,767

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 9.67 493
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.24 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,765.56 294,043
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 817.13 41,673

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 5.41 476
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,196.03 281,250
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 192.45 16,935

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 7.10 951
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,597.71 482,093
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 263.45 35,302

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 6.81 783
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,593.92 413,300
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 117.85 13,552

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 6.97 1,122
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,734.77 601,298
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 49.47 7,963

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 9.73 788
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,289.64 428,460
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 260.78 21,122

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 11.19 2,093
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 6,347.61 1,187,003
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 126.48 23,650

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 9.58 431
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,950.57 222,775
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21.14 951

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 9.03 822
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,689.87 426,778
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 96.53 8,783

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 8.38 595
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,553.23 323,279
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 174.41 12,382

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 8.32 824
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,900.83 485,182
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 351.43 34,791

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.75 901
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.17 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,285.95 441,453
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 459.09 47,286

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 10.25 451
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,444.57 239,560
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.10 5,196

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 9.25 1,138
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,935.36 607,049
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 87.70 10,786

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 4.42 115
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.92 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 376.28 9,783
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,358.23 35,313

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 10.50 42
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 788.69 3,154
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 572.94 2,291

Developed on request of the U.S. Army Air Corps to replace the Boeing Р-12 fighters. A total of 151 aircraft were built. Used in the Second Sino-Japanese War and the initial period of the Pacific War.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.50 18
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 419.23 1,676
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4.20 16

Early 1930s high specification biplane fighter. Saw extensive action in conflicts beyond the borders of the U.S.S.R.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.20 31
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 504.41 2,522
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 89.99 449

Developed as a multi-purpose aircraft for the Royal Air Force. The first prototype flew in February 1937, with total of 192 aircraft being built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.75 234
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.12 27
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,454.95 34,918
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,571.90 37,725

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 1.00 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 455.40 1,366
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 330.00 989

An early modification of the Blackburn Skua, a British fighter-bomber powered by the Mercury IX engine. Due to a shortage of these engines, serial models were equipped with other available motors.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.29 132
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.86 39
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 821.56 17,252
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,070.48 43,480

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 7.59 334
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.36 60
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,122.00 49,367
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,612.36 70,943

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 10.25 82
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,365.37 10,922
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 827.77 6,622

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 8.00 264
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.09 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,519.34 50,138
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,927.27 63,599

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 6.10 537
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.86 164
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,195.47 105,201
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,435.30 302,306

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 5.10 158
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.55 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 843.39 26,145
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 948.51 29,403

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 6.97 258
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.32 49
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,411.98 52,243
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,564.75 168,895

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 7.50 45
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.33 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,211.88 7,271
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,595.23 21,571

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 6.53 222
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.18 74
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,235.23 41,997
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,109.30 139,716

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 8.33 358
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.70 30
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,988.91 85,523
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 789.22 33,936

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 7.08 347
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.12 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,598.37 78,320
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,644.31 80,571

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 5.79 139
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,516.08 36,385
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,190.49 28,571

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 5.34 326
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.36 83
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,282.55 78,235
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,483.72 151,507

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 5.07 350
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.48 102
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,260.02 86,941
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,622.37 249,943

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 6.62 225
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,710.39 58,153
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.99 2,311

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 9.25 74
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.62 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,560.52 20,484
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,247.63 17,981

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 6.54 268
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.12 46
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,648.51 67,589
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,751.20 71,799

A late version of the P-40, operated by Chinese pilots. The aircraft features high reliability and new engines with automatic boost control.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.65 328
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.91 65
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,542.00 86,428
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,947.38 100,210

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 4.94 311
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.14 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,224.52 77,144
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 495.95 31,244

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 7.02 1,166
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.04 338
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,985.93 329,664
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,937.48 819,620

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 7.70 1,656
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.79 385
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,406.25 517,344
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,018.26 863,925

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 8.22 1,060
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,594.88 334,739
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 104.97 13,541

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 6.76 2,223
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.60 526
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,990.06 654,728
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,805.62 1,252,048

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 7.50 1,387
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.64 489
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,366.09 437,725
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,962.01 1,472,972

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 8.58 995
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.21 140
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,595.44 301,071
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,675.09 310,310

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 8.78 1,484
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.25 211
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,623.03 443,292
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,376.60 570,645

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 8.56 1,301
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.37 56
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,100.97 471,347
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 555.85 84,488

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 5.76 967
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.42 71
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,307.77 387,704
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,250.87 210,146

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 6.92 540
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.17 91
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,197.46 171,401
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,373.16 341,106

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 7.33 513
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.70 49
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,614.62 183,023
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,186.98 83,088

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 7.50 2,161
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.87 250
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,719.35 783,173
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,815.57 810,885

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 5.55 972
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.03 356
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,924.13 336,722
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,617.43 1,508,050

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 5.87 1,467
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.09 272
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,001.48 500,369
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,589.39 897,346

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 6.49 1,920
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.86 255
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,258.15 964,411
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,860.88 1,142,821

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 7.78 4,536
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.96 2,891
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,094.87 1,804,310
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15,682.18 9,142,713

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 5.76 1,982
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.82 626
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,835.26 975,329
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,084.68 3,125,129

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 5.92 1,278
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.55 119
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,630.73 568,238
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,494.39 538,788

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 6.86 1,283
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.44 269
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,607.11 487,529
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,173.45 967,434

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 8.82 1,341
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,643.63 553,832
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 114.80 17,449

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 8.34 942
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.25 254
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,431.86 387,800
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,422.16 838,703

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 5.10 1,902
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.27 845
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,118.05 790,031
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,415.38 4,257,935

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 6.83 765
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,910.53 325,979
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 241.46 27,043

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 9.27 1,307
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.94 274
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,603.16 508,044
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,865.09 685,977

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 5.71 514
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.74 67
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,623.21 326,089
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,868.09 348,128

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 7.20 1,735
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.41 341
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,244.30 781,876
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,978.80 1,440,891

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 6.09 1,249
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.38 78
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,706.07 759,743
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,611.12 330,278

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 8.59 782
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.20 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,701.30 427,818
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 560.07 50,966

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 4.97 1,118
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.03 456
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,710.38 609,835
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,222.05 2,749,961

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 7.38 1,815
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.22 54
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,015.81 987,888
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 701.71 172,620

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 6.92 1,633
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.28 302
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,464.62 1,053,649
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,089.58 1,201,139

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 5.50 622
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.41 272
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,464.91 391,534
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,990.26 1,467,898

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 5.96 3,211
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.86 1,540
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,463.99 1,867,089
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,342.12 9,347,404

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 10.75 1,150
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.01 108
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 9,668.31 1,034,509
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,481.14 479,482

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 8.35 3,199
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.33 1,274
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,110.04 1,957,147
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16,133.99 6,179,316

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 9.20 2,143
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.64 150
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,657.15 1,318,116
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,357.21 549,231

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.20 26
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 580.69 2,903
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 8.75 105
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.25 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,251.79 15,021
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,645.40 19,744

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 7.92 198
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.76 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,690.58 42,264
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,160.41 54,010

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 8.47 288
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,095.27 71,239
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 56.95 1,936

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 6.55 131
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.80 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,378.14 27,562
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,404.98 88,099

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 0.50 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 659.53 1,319
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 9.67 145
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.20 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,892.45 43,386
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61.26 918

The Beaufighter V modification.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.17 321
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,554.00 89,389
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 76.24 2,668

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 6.28 157
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.24 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,813.50 45,337
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,839.53 120,988

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 6.67 440
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.30 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,924.91 127,044
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 768.44 50,717

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 6.87 213
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.71 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,084.06 64,605
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,622.65 50,302

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 6.52 163
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.84 21
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,207.75 55,193
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,568.40 39,210

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 6.73 343
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,725.38 87,994
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 648.67 33,082

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 6.91 1,652
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.56 612
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,320.46 554,589
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,625.91 2,061,593

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 9.21 516
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.82 46
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,940.14 164,647
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,732.29 97,008

An experimental variant of the P-38L armed with 15 mm heavy machine guns and wing-mounted rockets. Because of multiple technical problems, further tests were halted.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.41 1,236
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.82 415
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,286.57 483,126
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,153.48 1,345,560

Designed for the U.S. Army Air Forces as a modern interceptor with top-notch flight characteristics. Two prototypes were built, and the aircraft made its maiden flight on January 15, 1943. However, problems with its intended engine and a series of modifications requested by the customer significantly reduced the aircraft's potential characteristics. As a result, the project was canceled.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.17 670
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,519.85 211,190
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.15 3,968

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 7.63 1,129
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.17 173
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,731.31 404,233
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,412.74 505,085

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 10.46 2,553
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.72 175
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,423.64 835,366
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,840.56 449,097

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 6.75 1,781
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.26 333
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,343.14 618,587
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,092.74 1,080,483

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 10.16 1,229
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,019.24 486,327
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 555.25 67,185

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 8.07 2,051
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.56 142
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,199.43 812,653
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,083.44 529,195

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 6.24 1,686
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.77 209
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,579.49 696,462
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,948.28 796,035

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 6.53 509
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,725.41 212,581
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.81 2,637

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 12.30 2,078
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,151.93 870,676
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 312.78 52,859

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 7.23 947
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 28
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,298.27 432,072
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 318.44 41,715

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 6.71 1,047
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.56 243
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,759.30 430,451
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,235.04 1,128,666

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 6.67 921
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.85 117
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,934.00 404,891
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,201.06 441,745

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 7.59 1,245
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.43 235
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,410.44 559,311
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,221.58 856,339

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 6.59 877
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.56 74
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,323.33 442,003
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,078.56 409,447

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 7.77 901
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,580.23 531,307
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 237.24 27,519

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 9.35 1,057
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.01 340
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,276.79 483,277
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,043.82 1,473,951

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 8.68 2,509
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.86 1,115
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,285.00 1,238,365
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,041.23 5,502,915

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 8.77 1,087
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.48 308
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,305.02 533,822
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,554.69 1,432,781

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 9.31 1,554
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,966.04 829,328
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 140.05 23,387

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 9.12 3,193
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.13 745
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,647.35 1,626,573
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,749.79 3,762,425

A heavy American fighter armed with powerful forward-firing and defensive weapons. Introduced at the end of World War II, this aircraft is famous for securing the last Allied air victory.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 10.94 547
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 6,173.78 308,688
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 445.12 22,255

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 8.08 1,544
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,748.60 906,983
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 303.42 57,953

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 7.28 633
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.23 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,781.79 416,016
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 854.89 74,375

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 8.31 1,645
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.78 352
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,634.02 1,115,535
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,762.43 1,536,961

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 9.11 2,014
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 111
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,276.88 1,166,190
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,740.64 384,681

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 8.76 552
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.94 59
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 6,844.56 431,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,866.32 243,578

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 11.00 704
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 64
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 8,119.61 519,655
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,954.79 253,106

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 9.90 2,702
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.27 75
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 7,188.78 1,962,535
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 702.70 191,836

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 7.00 7
Ground Targets Destroyed 9.00 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 875.63 875
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,334.36 8,334

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 6.50 78
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.58 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 572.21 6,866
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,074.70 48,896

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 0.33 2
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.83 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 164.04 984
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,665.20 9,991

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 2.90 29
Ground Targets Destroyed 10.30 103
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 383.43 3,834
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,628.96 136,289

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 2.54 175
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.45 307
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 389.88 26,902
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,725.07 464,029

Developed in the early 1930s as a heavy armored attack aircraft for the Red Army Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.66 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.69 305
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 316.54 20,575
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,589.01 363,285

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 4.33 65
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.73 86
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 694.40 10,416
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,668.34 100,025

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 4.50 27
Ground Targets Destroyed 9.50 57
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 787.72 4,726
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15,751.74 94,510

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 0.88 44
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.32 116
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 220.08 11,004
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,169.20 208,460

Single-seat heavily armored attack aircraft. Prototype model of the IL-2, which first flew on 12 October 1940.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.04 55
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.11 271
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 294.84 15,626
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,430.87 446,836

This well-armored attack aircraft became a legend of the Soviet Air Force. Early models of the IL-2 lacked a rear gunner.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.21 93
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.50 273
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 568.69 23,885
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14,195.56 596,213

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 1.40 7
Ground Targets Destroyed 9.00 45
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 586.85 2,934
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,813.16 89,065

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 1.15 76
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.21 344
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 347.27 22,919
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,517.43 760,150

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 2.38 267
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.71 639
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 705.17 78,979
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,669.98 1,307,037

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 1.35 128
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.59 626
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 545.49 51,821
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,377.39 1,840,852

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 1.91 328
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.72 1,328
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 796.08 136,926
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,884.21 3,420,083

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 0.76 55
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.12 369
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 422.11 30,391
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,071.27 1,373,131

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 2.18 181
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.87 570
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,041.31 86,428
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,969.79 2,321,492

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 1.53 570
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.13 2,660
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 706.07 263,363
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26,923.13 10,042,325

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 2.23 201
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.80 702
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,150.72 103,564
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 37,699.85 3,392,986

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 1.45 275
Ground Targets Destroyed 8.93 1,696
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 837.85 159,192
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 38,013.55 7,222,573

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 2.20 269
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.33 894
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,307.44 159,507
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33,886.84 4,134,194

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 2.40 4,237
Ground Targets Destroyed 10.98 19,390
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,424.73 2,516,071
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45,113.04 79,669,627

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 1.86 264
Ground Targets Destroyed 9.44 1,341
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,669.66 237,091
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 46,953.75 6,667,433

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 2.04 351
Ground Targets Destroyed 12.60 2,167
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,944.40 334,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61,524.90 10,582,283

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 1.60 165
Ground Targets Destroyed 10.38 1,069
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,713.68 176,509
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 51,586.86 5,313,446

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 1.86 507
Ground Targets Destroyed 13.52 3,678
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,066.95 562,210
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66,006.21 17,953,687

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 0.60 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.20 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 265.62 1,328
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,729.12 63,645

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 0.88 21
Ground Targets Destroyed 8.83 212
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 212.95 5,110
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,155.30 315,727

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 1.00 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.00 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 390.54 390
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,085.54 5,085

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 0.68 39
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.32 360
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 161.56 9,208
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14,784.09 842,693

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 0.00 0
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.00 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 23.68 47
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,892.55 17,785

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 0.17 2
Ground Targets Destroyed 8.83 106
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 90.19 1,082
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,131.57 229,578

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 0.86 43
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.42 271
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 364.50 18,224
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,022.05 851,102

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 0.53 62
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.98 700
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 195.75 22,903
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,704.75 2,071,455

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 1.41 58
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.17 253
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 437.56 17,940
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18,605.32 762,818

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 1.49 275
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.46 1,381
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 538.20 99,567
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,193.72 5,030,838

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 2.68 669
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.07 1,517
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 954.18 238,545
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 24,885.72 6,221,430

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 2.22 306
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.14 709
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 827.34 114,172
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20,310.86 2,802,898

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 0.43 66
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.46 1,142
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 230.09 35,204
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,984.62 4,281,646

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 1.83 363
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.37 1,459
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 708.01 140,184
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 32,633.41 6,461,414

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 Ministry of Aviation (RLM) did not allow the model to be launched into production. Several pre-production prototypes were tested.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.57 79
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.70 1,062
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 286.73 39,568
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 35,908.73 4,955,405

Designed to the same specifications as the well-known B-29 Superfortress. However, the development of the B-32 was slow due to technical issues. Saw limited action during raids on Japan before the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.26 449
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.62 1,119
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,066.99 212,331
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,241.54 5,421,066

One of the most iconic bombers of World War II. 5,000 re-engined B-29C were ordered. After the end of World War II, the order was canceled.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.27 402
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.73 951
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,543.35 189,831
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43,993.80 5,411,237

The further development of the Tu-2 with a new power unit and design changes. 10 aircraft were produced, however due to the beginning of the jet era, the manufacturers decided not to put the Tu-10 into mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.03 625
Ground Targets Destroyed 8.19 1,688
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,378.79 284,029
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41,548.43 8,558,975