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fighter aircraft of history

  • world war one starts

    world war one starts
    soldiers in trench
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    lasted 4 years, most planes made of canvas and wood, armed with primarily machine guns
  • vickers F.B.5 gunbus

    vickers F.B.5 gunbus
    the British Vickers company made the experimental, gun carrying F.B.5 gunbus, lacked speed
  • Airco DH.2 "pusher" scout

    Airco DH.2 "pusher" scout
    put propellor behind pilot so that the propellor wouldnt interfere with the machine gun, had very high drag
  • nueport 11

    nueport 11
    had better success than other planes because it mounted machine gun on top of wing over arc of propellor
  • royal aircraft factory S.E.5

    royal aircraft factory S.E.5
    used the on top of wing machine mount after ideal solution was found, fastest fighter at the time, very stable, and very manoeverable
  • Sopwith Camel

    Sopwith Camel
    the Sopwith Camel was a replacement for the Sopwith Pup, but was one of the most succesful fighters of WWI, though remarkably
  • World war one ends

    World war one ends
    poster anouncing end of war
  • Boeing P-26 Peashooter

    Boeing P-26 Peashooter
    this plane, along with its name, seems slightly derpy to me. they were mainly used in pursuit groups.
  • Curtiss P-36 Hawk

    Curtiss P-36 Hawk
    this plane competed against the seversky p-35 and won.
  • Polikarpov I-16

    Polikarpov I-16
    This plane was nicknamed the "donkey" because of its stubby apperance. The machine guns had a tendancy to jam beause they had to be installed in the wing up-side-down to be able to actually fit.
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    lasted 6 years
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero

    Mitsubishi A6M Zero
    the A6M zero was used mostly during the pearl harbor bombing, and most of them were abandoned after that.
  • p-51 Mustang

    p-51 Mustang
    the mustang was one of the most succesful fighters of world war one, and, in my opinion, of all time. it was primarily a bomber escort, and it had 4 .30 M1919 machine guns, 2 in the wings and two mounted under the engine, these used gun synchronyzing gear to fire through proplellor arc. it was much loved by its pilots and was very manuverable and fast. it is now a very popular plane for air races.
  • Submarine Spitfire

    Submarine Spitfire
    the spitfire was a short range high performance interceptor aircraft
  • Messerschmitt Me 163

    Messerschmitt Me 163
    the Me 163 was the only mass produced rocket-powered aircraft. althought extremely fast and manuverable, it was not successful as an interceptor, mainly because it only had seven minutes of flight. it was known for its landing dolly, as it pretty much fell off after landing. the picture is what it typically looked like after landing.
  • Gloster Meteor

    Gloster Meteor
    the glostor Meoteor was one of the othe early jet powered fighters and resembled the Me 262 very closely, and both sides had some reports of mistaking one for the other. like many other early jets, it experienced problems such as vibrations.
  • Messerschmitt 262

    Messerschmitt 262
    the Messerschmitt 262 was the another early jet powered combat figter. although it didnt see much service in the war, it lead the path for modern day jets.
  • Horten Ho 229

    Horten Ho 229
    this plane was also called the Gotha Go 229. Only 3 were ever built, and one survives.
  • F-86 Sabre

    F-86 Sabre
    obviously very similar to the MiG-15, the F-86 sabre was one of Americas first swept wing fighters and was one of the oly aircraft that could counter the Mig-15. it often had high-speed dogfights with the MiG-15s. it also saw service in the Korean War, and it is supersonic and it is rumored to have been the first jet to cross the sound barrier in a dive but it was not recorded, so it is not official.
  • MiG-15

    the MiG-15 was one of the most successful early swept-wing fighters and was widely exported and successful. it was one of the most mass produced fighters ever, with over 12,000 models built, and it was proven superior to other straitght wing aircraft at the time, such as the gloster meteor and the F-80. it proved its worthiness as a fighter in the Korean war.
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    Korean War

    MiG-15s were widely used during this war
  • S-2 Tracker

    S-2 Tracker
    the S-2 tracker was an Anti-submarine aircraft that still is a popular firefighting aircrat today
  • F-100 super sabre

    F-100 super sabre
    this jet fighter used extensive titanium and had a couple of serious problems. the first on is that the aircraft would suddenly yaw and roll over, putting to much stress on the frame, distenegrating it, and the second was that as the aircraft slowed down, it would develop insufficent lift and cause a voilent pitch-up and became known as the "sabre dance."
  • Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow
    the avro arrow was canada's most advanced fighter at the time, but the aircraft failed to sell to other countries and was decommisioned on february 19, 1959. Only about ten were built.
  • F-4 Phantom

    F-4 Phantom
    the F-4 pantom was a tandem seat fighter-bomber that set many records at its time. it was also a carrier-based interceptor.
  • lockheed S-3 viking

    lockheed S-3 viking
    the Lockheed S-3 viking was an anti-submarine fighter aircraft and it was built to replace the S-2 tracker. it had the ability to refuel other aircraft, and was used during the Gulf war of 1991.
  • Grumman F-14 Tomcat

    Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    the F-14 tomcat is a variable swept wing fighter/interceptor that was widely exported and was mainly used in the U.S. Navy.
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

    McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    the F-15 has an all metal fuselage and can climb to 30,000 in about 60 seconds, it is very manuverable due to low wing loading and can turn tightly without losing airspeed. it has over 100 areial combat victories and no losses and is considered on of the most succeful modern combat fighters.
  • Republic Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

    Republic Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
    the thunderbolt is a search and rescue support aircraft with a huge gattling gun (clearly visisble in the bottom left corner) on the front and offset landing gear. can fly with one engine, half of one wing, one tail, and one elevator missing. it is protected by 1,200 lbs of titanium armor.
  • Sea Harrier vtol

    Sea Harrier vtol
    the sea harrier is a navy vtol aircraft. it was able to manuever enemy plane and ground fire for a number of reasons. it was able to brake in the air and "viff" (vectored in forward flight).
  • F-16 fighting falcon

    F-16 fighting falcon
    the F-16 figting falcon was a single engine, very manuverable, multi role combat figter. it can reach Mach-2 and is relatively inexpensive to build and maintain.
  • F-20 tigershark

    F-20 tigershark
    the tigershark was a light fighter and was much less expensive to maintain, build, and operate than the F-16 fighting falcon.
  • F-117 nighthawk (stealth fighter)

    F-117 nighthawk (stealth fighter)
    the F-117 Nighthawk is the descendant of the experimental Have Blue project.
  • Northrop YF-23

     Northrop YF-23
    the YF-23 was a jet fighter entered into a contest against the F-22 raptor, but lost. it stealthier and faster, but was less agile, and it lost. i find it kind of strange that even after the F-22 program was cancelled they havent said anything about putting the F-23 into production. the jet in the background was called the "Black Widow II" and the one in the foreground is "grey ghost".
  • F/A-18 Super Hornet

    F/A-18 Super Hornet
    the F/A-18 Super hornet had a huge role in the Iraq war and is a relatively new fighter. it is a low cost, low weight option, and meets most requirements for the navy.
  • F-22 Raptor

    F-22 Raptor
    the F-22 raptor is the most technologically advanced in stealth and top U.S. fighter at this moment in time. it is very expensisve to maintain and build, and is not availible to other countries. this move by the military this jet, by far, is my favorite.
  • Boeing X-32

    Boeing X-32
    the boeing X-32 was a experimental fighter jet that was entered into a contest with the X-35, the predecessor of the F-35, and lost to it. it had a huge chin intake and carbon fiber wings.
  • Chengdu J-10

    Chengdu J-10
    the Chengdu J-10 is the 9th most advanced fighter in the world
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    Iraq war

    the iraq war was an armed conflict, started because of need to rid iraq of alledged weapons of mass destruction
  • Eurofighter Typhoon

    Eurofighter Typhoon
    the Eurofighter typhoon is a twin engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter that is in service in many countries, such as turkey, italy, and of course, Europe. it is fast and is one of the easiset jets to fly, but it does not have any stealth equipment at all. it is said to have gotten a radar lock on the U.S. F-22 raptor.
  • Dassault Rafale

    Dassault Rafale
    the dassault rafale is and aerodynamically unstable aircraftm but highly manuverable and agile.
  • F-35 Lightning II

    F-35 Lightning II
    the F-35 is a supersonic conventional take off and landing aircraft whith v-tol variant aircraft (seen taking off during v-tol form from the U.S.S. wasp) It was the descendant of the Boeing X-35, an experimental fighter, and was entered into a contest against the X-32 as the X-35 and won, and went in to production.