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PaulSturm

Position: Intelligence Officer

Days in clan: 149

[R2_D2] R2‑D2

Position: Intelligence Officer

Days in clan: 149

5,984
Battles Fought
70.37%
Victories/Battles
1,869
Average Experience per Battle
20,229
Most Damage per Battle,

Aircraft type efficiency

Fighters

Multirole Fighters

Heavy Fighters

Attack Aircraft

Bombers

Achievements 145/159

  • marcel
    25
  • Marseille Medal

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


    Award +1
  • maccambell
    75
  • 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
    272
  • Hero of the Sky Badge

    Awarded for earning the highest aircraft type grade in battle.


    Award +1
  • rocketeer
    232
  • 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
    118
  • 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
    19
  • 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
    190
  • 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 5,984
Victories 4,211 (70.37%)
Draws 12 (0%)
Defeats 1,761 (29%)
Average Experience per Battle 1,869
Maximum Experience per Battle 7,910

Battle Performance

Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.70
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.81
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,080.04
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,375.39

Preferences in aircraft types

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
6,194
Fighters 1,874 (30%)
Multirole Fighters 1,143 (18%)
Heavy Fighters 891 (14%)
Attack Aircraft 1,139 (18%)
Bombers 1,147 (19%)

Preferences in aircraft nations

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
6,194
U.S.S.R. Aircraft 2,100 (34%)
Germany Aircraft 1,840 (30%)
U.S.A. Aircraft 789 (13%)
Japan Aircraft 329 (5%)
U.K. Aircraft 910 (15%)
China Aircraft 12 (0%)
Europe Aircraft 214 (3%)

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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 17.00 17
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,220.04 1,220
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 11.83 615
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,119.13 58,194
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 22.29 1,158

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.89 89
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 817.21 7,354
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.20 1

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.10 51
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 410.39 4,103
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21.50 214

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.25 111
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 764.95 9,179
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.15 313

Developed in 1933 as a successor to the Ar 65 for the Luftwaffe. Used during the Spanish Civil War. A total of 700 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.00 18
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 644.35 1,288
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.84 301
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 613.31 26,985
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.01 0

Served in the British Royal Air Force in 1929–1937. A total of 443 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.33 4
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 229.48 688
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.40 32
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,043.72 5,218
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.07 0

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 14.00 42
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,573.27 4,719
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 10.50 21
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,039.76 2,079
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 5.92 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,026.29 24,630
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 22.96 551

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 8.00 32
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,349.34 5,397
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.12 12

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 2.57 36
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 337.57 4,726
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9.47 132

An export variant of the Model 75 aircraft. Used by the air forces of various countries throughout the world.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 462.12 924
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,097.04 2,194
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.29 10

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 17.00 17
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,187.18 2,187
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 6.29 44
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,130.41 7,912
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 36.97 258

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.53 204
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 713.64 32,113
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10.46 470

Designed and tested in 1935 as a new fighter for the Luftwaffe, but was considered inferior to the He 112 and Bf 109. Two prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 14.50 29
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,403.37 2,806
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.00 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,591.80 1,591
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 1.50 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 297.39 1,189
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 6.04 646
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,162.14 124,349
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 53.40 5,713

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.93 55
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 828.37 11,597
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4.50 62

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.52 1,025
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 896.20 203,437
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.09 2,516

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.78 238
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 660.18 41,591
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8.80 554

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.27 72
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 635.05 13,971
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 3.31 159
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 703.00 33,743
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.85 568

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 3.18 35
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 701.04 7,711
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.48 62
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 468.02 11,700
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 4.00 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 532.81 1,065
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 59.41 118

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 4.20 462
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 793.65 87,301
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.24 1,676

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.49 831
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 906.79 167,755
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.62 1,225

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 74
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 982.29 20,628
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.08 74
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 889.43 21,346
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.13 147

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 7.33 44
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,941.27 11,647
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 291.36 1,748

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.90 671
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 957.70 164,723
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10.38 1,785

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 6.25 125
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,835.51 36,710
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.13 2

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.62 76
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 594.55 17,241
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.36 10

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 5.15 340
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,450.87 95,757
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.56 36

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.75 30
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,181.93 9,455
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.79 91
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,224.29 23,261
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.25 17
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,387.25 5,548
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 5.23 68
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,375.60 17,882
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.40 5

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.79 53
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,101.60 15,422
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7.04 98

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.29 23
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 579.55 4,056
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.13 21

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 4.00 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,327.26 3,981
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 247.56 742

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.16 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 861.90 38,785
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 95.55 4,299

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 6.08 73
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,663.32 19,959
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45.64 547

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.50 81
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,055.38 18,996
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.04 360

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 2.86 123
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 708.57 30,468
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2.58 110

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 2.95 165
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 854.49 47,851
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 89.21 4,995

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 4.83 116
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,613.02 38,712
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 160.03 3,840

A modification of the Spitfire V inspired by Iron Maiden.

Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.89 431
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 904.56 134,778
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 25.90 3,859

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 1.50 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,621.68 3,243
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 3.48 188
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 966.09 52,168
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 2.82 183
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 813.44 52,873
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.65 42

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 3.97 147
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,347.63 49,862
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 84.05 3,109

The Bell Aircraft Corporation always searched for the ways of improving aircraft characteristics based on feedback from the pilots who flew various modifications of the P-39 Airacobra. The P-39N series was an attempt to lighten the airframe by reducing fuel capacity or partially demounting armor.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.43 474
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,307.50 139,902
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 56.29 6,023

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 6.50 104
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,248.51 35,976
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.23 51

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 3.87 147
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,188.59 45,166
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 23.01 874

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.26 166
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,352.69 52,755
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16.26 634

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 4.78 43
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,388.62 12,497
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 9.00 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.00 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,049.37 3,049
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 211.59 211

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 1.86 93
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 544.99 27,249
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.72 203
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,357.62 58,377
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.33 143

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 2.75 146
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 839.99 44,519
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8.99 476

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 4.94 321
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,738.84 113,024
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 88.35 5,742

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 3.68 261
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,478.29 104,958
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 89.64 6,364

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 3.86 139
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,391.25 50,084
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.03 1,044

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 6.00 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,785.04 3,570
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 5.33 16
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,381.81 4,145
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 7.00 21
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,630.77 4,892
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.55 132
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,784.95 51,763
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 91.68 2,658

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.56 228
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,768.66 72,514
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 25.22 1,033

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.04 76
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,347.09 33,677
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.13 190
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,831.48 84,248
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 52.16 2,399

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 2.88 118
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,001.18 41,048
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.32 710

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.76 195
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,025.43 83,042
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 131.82 5,404

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 4.83 140
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,386.46 69,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 138.87 4,027

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.81 240
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,658.71 104,498
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 60.40 3,805

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 6.23 81
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,940.46 51,226
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 125.53 1,631

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 4.88 205
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,026.21 85,100
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 428.85 18,011

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 4.72 382
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,465.02 199,666
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 77.80 6,302

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 3.64 182
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,721.46 86,073
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 59.62 2,980

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.74 333
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,762.70 156,880
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.70 1,842

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 3.71 416
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,756.83 196,764
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.76 197

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 1.88 15
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,105.16 8,841
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 2.51 700
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,035.44 288,887
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.76 489

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 3.02 133
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,520.22 66,889
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 110.41 4,858

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 6.06 97
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,525.84 40,413
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 5.17 31
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,013.95 18,083
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.10 122
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,113.41 62,268
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 631
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,696.87 285,073
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2.02 339

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 5.22 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,046.84 82,264
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 377.13 10,182

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 4.37 118
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,491.52 67,270
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28.62 772

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 5.00 45
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,308.45 38,776
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2.34 21

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 5.84 298
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.12 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,572.84 182,214
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 245.28 12,509

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 5.00 210
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,493.16 146,712
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.99 671

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 5.07 304
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,422.88 145,372
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 104.23 6,253

Developed in early 1926 as an all-metal version of the Gamecock fighter. Never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 24.00 24
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,236.04 1,236
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 3.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 598.63 1,197
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,645.87 3,291

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 4.17 121
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.17 34
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 490.40 14,221
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,364.42 39,568

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.77 153
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,240.50 16,126
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.62 21

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 4.00 8
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 582.51 1,165
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 412.50 825

Developed as a one-seat modification of the successful two-seat carrier-based Grumman FF-1 fighter. By September 1940 all F2Fs were converted into trainer aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.33 7
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 152.81 458
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 499.01 1,497

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 5.00 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 564.26 564
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

Fighter version of the Hawker Hart light bomber. First flew in 1933. A total of 305 aircraft were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.78 25
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 323.55 2,911
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 394.31 3,548

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 2.88 23
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 509.09 4,072
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 520.35 4,162

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.40 17
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.40 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 626.95 3,134
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,390.43 6,952

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 3.50 7
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.50 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 456.36 912
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,772.04 5,544

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.50 7
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 531.48 1,062
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,595.44 3,190

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 4.59 179
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 704.65 27,481
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 297.01 11,583

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.14 284
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 447.09 59,462
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 124.46 16,552

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 2.50 45
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 586.63 10,559
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 765.15 13,772

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 3.40 34
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.40 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 532.97 5,329
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,129.89 11,298

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.05 61
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 565.05 11,300
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 546.00 10,920

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 3.91 395
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67 68
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 802.44 81,046
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,636.79 165,315

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.67 44
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.58 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 678.49 8,141
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,594.88 19,138

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 3.56 185
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.19 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,009.79 52,508
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 830.45 43,183

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 2.03 77
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 653.83 24,845
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 172.47 6,553

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 3.67 198
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 998.27 53,906
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 218.59 11,803

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.23 126
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.15 45
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,176.01 45,864
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,016.19 117,631

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 9.00 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,348.92 4,348
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 4.50 36
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,551.41 12,411
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 56.25 450

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 6.67 20
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,739.02 5,217
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 349.00 1,047

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 2.12 51
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.21 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 582.83 13,987
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,660.28 39,846

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 4.76 81
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.59 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,682.71 28,606
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,866.98 48,738

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 4.09 520
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.36 46
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,399.94 177,792
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,869.63 237,443

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.94 494
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,011.35 169,906
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.58 3,456

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.06 380
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 953.08 118,182
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 775.65 96,180

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.53 114
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.44 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 858.47 38,631
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,115.92 95,216

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 5.30 53
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.30 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,055.23 20,552
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,216.30 32,163

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.00 159
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.79 42
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,149.84 60,941
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,938.20 208,724

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 2.65 556
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 967.46 203,167
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 81.50 17,114

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 5.43 152
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.04 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,414.64 67,609
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,961.76 138,929

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 4.64 283
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,774.44 108,240
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 717.42 43,762

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 2.18 37
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.24 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,231.33 20,932
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,186.05 37,162

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 3.12 162
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.06 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,500.09 78,004
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,310.95 276,169

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 3.01 403
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 63
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,480.55 198,393
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,099.96 281,394

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 4.24 365
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.01 87
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,397.57 206,191
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,136.72 441,757

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.58 43
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.08 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,482.67 29,792
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,634.09 79,609

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 3.07 129
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.31 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,235.83 93,904
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,255.36 430,724

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 4.30 116
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.52 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,089.07 56,404
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,662.71 98,893

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 2.65 827
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 86
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,322.18 412,518
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,102.80 656,072

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 3.93 106
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.96 26
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,850.97 49,976
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,889.77 186,023

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 2.58 485
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,102.23 207,219
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 39.96 7,512

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 5.42 65
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.58 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,047.45 24,569
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,756.42 21,077

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 4.66 312
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.42 28
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,879.10 125,899
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,940.33 130,002

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 4.08 204
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.46 23
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,825.77 141,288
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,302.26 115,113

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 4.67 210
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 21
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,734.32 123,044
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,694.54 121,254

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 3.55 71
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,478.19 49,563
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 768.54 15,370

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 4.03 266
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,367.09 156,228
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.39 751

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 3.71 126
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.24 42
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,455.20 83,476
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,512.38 391,420

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 5.12 87
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,438.32 58,451
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 756.16 12,854

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 6.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 7,823.18 7,823
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

An armed scout aircraft developed during creation of the light transport aircraft Ao 192 CA. No prototype was built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.34 283
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.38 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 911.56 48,312
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 479.37 25,406

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.42 537
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.37 21
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,601.32 91,275
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 826.80 47,127

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.40 44
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.70 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,021.02 10,210
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,757.92 27,579

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 10.00 30
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,337.00 7,010
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 782.22 2,346

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 2.27 68
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 722.86 21,685
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 942.85 28,285

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 2.68 150
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 730.44 40,904
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.52 365

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 2.13 32
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 490.41 7,356
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,414.99 21,224

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 4.44 808
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.58 106
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,530.99 278,640
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,235.93 406,939

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.39 542
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,100.19 176,030
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.18 6,589

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 3.72 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,524.93 44,222
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,106.75 32,095

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 2.74 126
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.39 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 839.12 38,599
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,563.84 71,936

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 5.33 469
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,872.61 164,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 614.28 54,056

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.19 284
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.62 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,558.98 138,749
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,620.92 233,261

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.89 55
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,387.63 26,364
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,511.41 28,716

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.95 333
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.35 39
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,194.12 134,935
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,406.46 158,930

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 4.15 199
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.23 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,780.34 85,456
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,948.92 93,548

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.81 59
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.24 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,373.41 28,841
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,269.12 26,651

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 2.44 366
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.29 44
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 926.70 139,005
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,248.25 187,237

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 204
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,107.16 122,215
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 673.73 39,076

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.84 426
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,901.76 211,095
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 247.38 27,459

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 4.39 79
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,673.96 66,131
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.09 19

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 3.13 197
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.30 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,857.36 117,013
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,839.87 115,911

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.15 173
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.20 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,752.44 96,384
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,333.04 73,317

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 6.00 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,976.10 5,952
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 491.13 982

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 3.00 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,215.75 6,647
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,026.51 9,079

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 8.00 96
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 7,156.48 85,877
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 370.41 4,444

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 5.50 11
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 6,625.09 13,250
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,045.98 10,091

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.95 585
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.12 420
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,301.23 257,644
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,950.37 2,366,173

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.04 79
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,405.24 62,536
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 31.05 807

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 4.09 225
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.53 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,502.36 192,629
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,089.04 169,897

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 3.64 255
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,525.98 176,818
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10.51 735

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 6.09 280
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.61 28
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,116.20 235,345
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,460.55 205,185

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 4.36 183
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,172.23 175,233
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 732.11 30,748

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.78 25
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.22 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,369.23 21,323
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,461.01 13,149

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 1.50 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.00 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 176.92 707
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,184.71 16,738

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.29 39
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.65 62
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 226.21 3,845
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,037.85 68,643

A heavily armored attack aircraft designed to support the troops and armored vehicles of the Red Army. Never saw mass production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.25 9
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.00 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 241.95 967
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,977.65 7,910

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 5.45 109
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.80 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 589.09 11,781
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,857.22 37,144

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 6.00 6
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.00 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 600.72 600
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,495.58 6,495

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 3.11 84
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.19 140
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 479.38 12,943
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,948.18 187,600

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 2.21 42
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.63 69
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 479.75 9,115
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,067.63 115,285

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 0.33 4
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.17 26
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 67.32 807
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,735.76 44,829

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.01 182
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.01 545
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 311.47 56,375
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,287.77 1,319,086

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.00 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 8.20 41
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 348.24 1,741
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,444.38 67,221

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 0.38 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.38 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 183.20 2,381
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,176.71 80,297

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 0.89 16
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.67 66
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 189.41 3,409
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,414.50 115,460

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 1.14 88
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.34 257
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 420.18 32,353
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,145.96 704,239

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 0.93 28
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.37 101
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 382.68 11,480
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,853.52 235,605

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 0.69 47
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.01 205
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 279.65 19,016
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,648.87 588,123

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.54 67
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.38 297
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 202.03 25,253
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,915.24 1,364,405

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.57 25
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.36 192
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 267.28 11,760
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,516.30 550,717

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 0.66 122
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.52 464
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 360.30 66,295
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,706.32 2,337,962

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 0.93 134
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.53 364
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 526.12 75,761
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,492.00 1,942,847

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 1.00 4
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.25 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 713.84 2,855
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,342.93 109,371

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.09 291
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.88 1,040
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 654.35 175,365
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18,109.42 4,853,324

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.79 296
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.27 1,229
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 482.87 181,560
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18,422.60 6,926,895

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 0.98 185
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.36 635
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 740.58 139,969
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,429.86 3,294,244

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.85 149
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.48 784
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 774.07 135,461
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 23,123.46 4,046,605

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 1.34 344
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.24 1,342
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,272.76 325,827
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 25,427.25 6,509,375

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 1.34 95
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.82 484
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,511.09 107,287
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 30,337.15 2,153,937

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 1.27 212
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.47 1,080
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,573.59 262,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29,767.28 4,971,136

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 0.36 21
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.34 374
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 85.11 5,021
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,774.58 576,699

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 0.25 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.50 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 63.56 254
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,337.94 21,351

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.68 13
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.37 102
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 223.50 4,246
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,324.10 177,157

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 0.33 10
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.47 134
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 137.14 4,114
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,774.37 293,231

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.08 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.27 252
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 42.52 2,508
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,504.60 619,771

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 0.00 0
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.70 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 39.47 394
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,867.97 78,679

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 0.00 0
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 117.36 352
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,431.00 22,293

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 0.07 3
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.10 130
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 80.40 3,376
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,306.59 558,876

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.20 19
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.79 262
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 90.90 8,544
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,963.35 936,554

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.15 14
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.95 470
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 88.79 8,435
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,458.42 1,658,549

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.60 96
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.03 644
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 371.84 59,495
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16,618.89 2,659,022

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 0.10 63
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.15 3,213
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 92.04 57,431
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19,518.79 12,179,725

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 0.08 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.11 255
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 96.72 5,996
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21,012.54 1,302,777

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 0.33 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.33 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 249.27 747
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,813.47 41,440

Project for a high-speed reconnaissance bomber. Developed in 1945–1946 with the use of the German Jumo 004 engine. Development was discontinued in early 1946 as the Myasishchev design bureau was closed.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.50 393
Ground Targets Destroyed 6.95 5,456
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 441.47 346,550
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 36,906.24 28,971,400

The development of the Ju 288 design, equipped with new engines and enhanced defensive armament. Due to the plight on the fronts and the subsequent cancellation of the Bomber B program, only a few pre-production prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.19 25
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.62 481
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 192.95 25,662
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26,953.55 3,584,822

The development of a high-speed jet bomber with a forward-swept wing was launched by the Junkers firm at the end of 1942. In August 1944, an experimental Ju 287 V1 took to the air, but only three prototypes were made before the end of the war.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.12 5
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.24 174
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 240.61 9,865
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28,624.17 1,173,591

The first jet bomber constructed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau. It was designed in 1946-1948, several aircraft configurations were proposed. Further development of the Su-10 was discontinued during the prototype construction stage.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.97 176
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.30 964
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 812.03 147,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33,328.37 6,065,762
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