Posts Tagged ‘World War 2 Plane’
The Lancaster is probably the most famous of all the bombers of the second world war. According to Capt. Donald Macintosh (ex-second world war bomber pilot, and author) it was a lot smoother to fly than the Wellington; the experience of which was close to that of a fighter plane (with no payload, of course).
Survival rates on bombers.
The life of a second world war bomber pilot was probably the most dangerous of all the armed forces of the second world war. Less than 50% survived their tour; each tour consisted of Read the rest of this entry »
World War 2 Plane
The World War II proved to be a stepping stone for the supremacy of airplanes over that of tanks and battleship. Airplanes during this period were responsible for providing support to war tactics and ground combat support.
During this era, we have seen airplanes ranging from jet planes to the heavy bombers emerge in the war scene. Described below are some of the best World War II aircrafts that created an impact in the war through their supreme role.
The P-51 Mustang was one of the fastest piston engines fighters that could fly Read the rest of this entry »
World War 1 Plane
The Warplane Museum at Hamilton airport is home to over 40 aircraft, 25 of them still in flying condition. It focuses on aircraft used by the Canadian armed services from World War 1 on — from the very earliest biplanes to almost the latest jets. The main focus is on World War 2 and the Cold War, when the last propeller-driven planes were giving way to the first jets — every little, and not-so-little, boy’s dream time. I’m focusing here on just a few of their propeller driven planes.
The museum is a private enterprise Read the rest of this entry »
It is not an easy task to assess the best 5 Fighter Jets of all time. However a review on the military and wartime performance and contribution to wars can be deciding factors along with the design and capabilities. Let us start from the bottom of the list.
Number 5 – Messerschmidt ME109 (1937)
It has an awesome combat record but not the most safe or comfortable plane. It can be said to be the first true modern fighter plane of its time with its retractable landing gear and with a full metal Read the rest of this entry »