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dirty_magic

Position: Combat Officer

Days in clan: 274

[MS] The Masters of the Skies

Position: Combat Officer

Days in clan: 274

33,941
Battles Fought
68.31%
Victories/Battles
2,265
Average Experience per Battle
57,451
Most Damage per Battle,

Aircraft type efficiency

Fighters

Multirole Fighters

Heavy Fighters

Attack Aircraft

Bombers

Achievements 172/184

  • marcel
    368
  • Marseille Medal

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


    Award +1
  • maccambell
    910
  • 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
    2954
  • Hero of the Sky Badge

    Awarded for earning the highest aircraft type grade in battle.


    Award +1
  • rocketeer
    780
  • 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
    306
  • 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
    13
  • 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
    259
  • 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 33,941
Victories 23,184 (68.31%)
Draws 101 (0%)
Defeats 10,656 (31%)
Average Experience per Battle 2,265
Maximum Experience per Battle 12,074

Battle Performance

Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.27
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.59
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,308.97
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,535.48

Preferences in aircraft types

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
35,035
Fighters 11,507 (33%)
Multirole Fighters 4,939 (14%)
Heavy Fighters 10,813 (31%)
Attack Aircraft 3,681 (11%)
Bombers 4,095 (12%)

Preferences in aircraft nations

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
35,035
U.S.S.R. Aircraft 5,536 (16%)
Germany Aircraft 14,238 (41%)
U.S.A. Aircraft 6,363 (18%)
Japan Aircraft 1,885 (5%)
U.K. Aircraft 6,330 (18%)
China Aircraft 175 (0%)
Europe Aircraft 508 (1%)

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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

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.29 90
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 620.73 10,552
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.33 226

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 6.92 83
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 498.60 5,983
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.27 3

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 2.00 18
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 240.79 2,167
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19.60 176

Used widely during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The last biplane designed by Nakajima.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.80 59
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 957.85 4,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8.57 42

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.12 7,359
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 623.03 749,507
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.09 24,167

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 5.05 96
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 532.00 10,107
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.65 12

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 5.13 77
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 512.44 7,686
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.11 78
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 451.62 8,580
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.11 2

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.41 119
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 482.88 10,623
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.94 592

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 13.67 82
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,095.71 6,574
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.15 6

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 5.44 174
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 620.95 19,870
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.80 857

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 2.49 132
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 384.13 20,358
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.05 797

Performed trials in 1936 as a new fighter for the Japanese Army. Two prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 42
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 430.29 4,733
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.19 35

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.48 103
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 586.45 13,488
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5.75 132

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 3.67 88
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 491.97 11,807
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 54.12 1,298

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 57
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 485.54 7,283
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 212.76 3,191

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.15 340
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 547.89 44,927
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12.14 995

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 3.55 1,038
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 531.45 155,183
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43.19 12,612

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 3.71 178
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 686.28 32,941
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12.51 600

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.31 129
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 510.47 19,908
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.60 686

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 4.70 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 760.00 22,800
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 40.61 1,218

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 3.84 123
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 618.14 19,780
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 131.29 4,201

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 4.85 126
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 804.78 20,924
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.03 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 6.00 120
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 894.31 17,886
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 44.90 897

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.64 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 755.32 29,457
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 182.32 7,110

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.71 297
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 731.27 58,501
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14.38 1,150

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 158
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 806.63 33,878
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18.93 795

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 3.94 5,500
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 65
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 806.60 1,125,213
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 90.85 126,731

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 4.45 325
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 899.62 65,672
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 75.47 5,509

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.43 168
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 822.38 40,296
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 36.60 1,793

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 4.10 2,955
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 849.19 612,264
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 87.30 62,946

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 3.81 4,281
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 32
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 765.81 860,008
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 58.43 65,613

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 4.84 247
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 862.00 43,961
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 133.76 6,821

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 162
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 653.00 30,037
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 170.82 7,857

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 4.24 195
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 813.57 37,424
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.27 12

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.62 721
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 939.08 146,497
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 76.37 11,914

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 2.82 223
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 571.62 45,157
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 39.98 3,158

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 3.99 1,154
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 766.06 221,390
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 112.22 32,431

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.85 158
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 668.64 27,414
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 86.66 3,553

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.28 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 657.41 28,268
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 25.54 1,098

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.72 844
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 755.72 171,548
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.61 6,039

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 3.21 170
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 804.03 42,613
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61.15 3,241

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.63 236
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 912.56 59,316
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 139.87 9,091

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.41 7,543
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 38
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,143.28 1,953,859
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 75.40 128,863

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 3.43 185
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 809.28 43,701
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 79.13 4,273

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 3.36 336
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 841.97 84,197
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.54 4,153

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 3.76 271
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 856.29 61,653
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 144.57 10,408

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 3.54 191
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 837.06 45,201
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 49.10 2,651

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.02 184
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 840.71 51,283
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.61 1,806

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 4.52 190
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,079.99 45,359
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 23.81 999

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.37 175
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 907.84 47,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16.51 858

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 2.61 107
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 592.61 24,297
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12.61 516

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 3.07 181
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 831.65 49,067
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.84 1,229

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.43 932
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 879.84 239,315
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 143.53 39,040

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 4.08 404
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,044.49 103,404
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 127.96 12,667

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.78 280
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 948.48 70,187
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 176.76 13,080

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.21 315
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 772.19 75,674
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.72 1,540

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 81
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 875.31 20,132
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 153.20 3,523

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.41 126
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 902.41 33,389
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.98 1,109

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.34 411
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 767.70 94,427
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 47.42 5,832

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 4.56 13,532
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 65
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,238.79 3,673,019
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 82.15 243,570

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.17 1,365
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 742.09 319,842
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 138.90 59,866

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.19 755
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 927.27 219,761
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 48.94 11,599

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 4.31 1,005
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,414.03 329,468
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 194.35 45,284

A modification of the Spitfire V inspired by Iron Maiden.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.50 525
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,135.72 170,358
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 248.54 37,280

The Spitfire V modification

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.51 179
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,166.67 59,500
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 188.86 9,632

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 3.93 1,258
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,121.97 359,028
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 94.01 30,082

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.02 173
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,353.03 58,180
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 104.48 4,492

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.05 168
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 909.78 50,037
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.27 6,505

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.23 3,082
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 21
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,283.85 935,925
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 111.67 81,403

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.40 384
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,081.11 122,165
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 395.66 44,710

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.37 454
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,355.24 140,944
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 97.63 10,153

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 3.47 437
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,102.23 138,880
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 86.54 10,904

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 4.20 449
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,232.26 131,852
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 155.41 16,629

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.30 485
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 946.34 139,112
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 99.85 14,677

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 4.29 236
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,281.68 70,492
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 161.33 8,873

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 3.47 854
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,068.11 262,754
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 140.34 34,523

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 4.23 444
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,286.87 135,121
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 60.83 6,386

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.92 3,558
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,451.62 1,316,619
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 175.45 159,128

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.38 186
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,339.03 73,646
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 184.24 10,133

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.75 3,158
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 44
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,240.37 1,489,844
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 263.99 175,552

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.04 776
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,512.57 290,414
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 280.96 53,943

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 3.46 688
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,214.23 241,632
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 193.94 38,594

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.67 330
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,430.83 128,774
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 162.32 14,608

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 2.87 301
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,220.22 128,122
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 49.69 5,217

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.48 292
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,234.96 103,736
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 86.91 7,300

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 4.47 1,390
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,577.46 490,589
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 198.47 61,722

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 3.50 455
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,334.71 173,511
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 187.76 24,408

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.22 187
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,186.09 68,793
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 34.01 1,972

A Spitfire IX version equipped with the licence-built Merlin 266 engine, bubble canopy, and clipped squared-off wingtips.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.13 285
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,384.44 95,526
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 291.07 20,084

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 3.54 1,019
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,371.44 394,973
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.32 34,076

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 321
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,588.36 133,422
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 439.11 36,884

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.77 664
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,322.28 232,721
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 125.22 22,038

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.41 774
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,338.38 303,811
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 373.40 84,760

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.65 555
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,340.40 203,740
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 256.52 38,990

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.68 486
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,529.99 201,959
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 247.04 32,608

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 3.96 3,004
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 33
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,888.60 1,431,560
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 185.22 140,394

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.33 3,617
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,817.54 1,517,648
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 213.33 178,127

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.18 613
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,371.90 264,777
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 254.36 49,091

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.46 1,025
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,562.67 462,550
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 122.28 36,195

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 3.55 309
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,419.00 123,452
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 129.24 11,243

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.99 209
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,484.34 103,904
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 262.85 18,399

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.64 1,387
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 23
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,297.83 687,050
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 400.45 119,733

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.74 404
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,533.34 165,600
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 49.52 5,348

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 3.55 362
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,844.99 188,188
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 24.28 2,476

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.45 3,497
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 27
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,940.43 1,523,241
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 153.83 120,758

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.93 199
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,455.11 98,947
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 81.15 5,518

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 6.00 342
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,219.01 183,483
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 136.59 7,785

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.63 639
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,514.51 266,553
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 183.71 32,332

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 4.83 5,550
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,462.27 2,826,683
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 177.35 203,596

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.43 398
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,637.67 189,970
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 64.28 7,456

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 3.82 317
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,011.52 166,956
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 107.12 8,890

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.53 394
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,136.38 185,864
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 301.81 26,257

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 4.93 424
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,457.45 211,340
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 209.67 18,031

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.62 577
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,357.19 294,649
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 145.39 18,173

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.93 1,485
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,546.91 766,621
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 72.80 21,913

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.59 409
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,915.40 218,355
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 63.49 7,237

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.84 392
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,956.32 199,545
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 42.82 4,367

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 3.60 414
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,158.03 248,173
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 157.35 18,095

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.39 482
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,669.30 237,040
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 151.09 21,454

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 4.37 537
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,594.20 319,086
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 64.65 7,951

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.21 383
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,949.45 268,400
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28.20 2,566

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.57 775
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,535.47 550,197
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 202.55 43,954

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.83 13,299
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 62
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,974.16 8,181,913
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 125.26 344,597

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.45 796
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,733.44 489,284
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16.51 2,954

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.07 452
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,197.85 243,961
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 85.18 9,455

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.46 651
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,664.48 389,013
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 37.57 5,484

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 3.69 1,301
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,117.76 747,568
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 132.34 46,716

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.94 646
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,409.61 395,175
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 117.72 19,305

Developed at the request of the Imperial Japanese Army in cooperation with French aircraft designers.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 12.33 37
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 700.03 2,100
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 825.84 2,477

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 3.40 163
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.79 38
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 319.11 15,317
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 832.14 39,942

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 6.73 101
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 641.38 9,620
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 798.89 11,983

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 5.82 99
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.82 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 563.77 9,584
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,013.58 17,230

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 7.79 109
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 860.78 12,050
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14.73 206

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 12.00 12
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.00 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 781.88 781
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,844.59 2,844

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 5.08 305
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.13 68
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 445.37 26,722
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,341.60 80,495

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 3.62 47
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.23 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 399.52 5,193
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,259.52 16,373

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 2.85 131
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.54 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 393.27 18,090
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 816.13 37,542

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.28 154
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.69 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 623.88 22,459
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,141.96 41,110

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.83 29
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 730.63 4,383
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,557.92 9,347

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 4.30 142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.55 18
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 699.37 23,079
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,504.01 49,632

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 3.84 852
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.52 115
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 610.36 135,500
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 748.57 166,182

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.14 1,866
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.76 452
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 615.03 365,942
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,607.92 956,713

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 3.67 777
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.59 337
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 728.67 154,477
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,755.93 584,257

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.65 164
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.94 58
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 529.45 32,825
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,740.57 107,915

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 3.70 674
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.87 158
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 786.09 143,067
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,759.95 320,311

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.45 859
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.92 322
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 498.68 174,537
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,610.89 563,810

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 3.41 399
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.88 103
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 687.24 80,407
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,519.23 177,749

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 2.99 1,741
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.31 762
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 630.03 366,674
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,444.79 1,422,865

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.61 454
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.61 106
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 510.57 88,838
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,282.23 223,108

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.42 229
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,008.57 67,574
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 805.55 53,971

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 3.61 3,292
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.73 668
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,043.90 952,037
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,746.45 1,592,761

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 2.46 113
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.48 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 746.94 34,359
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,142.30 52,545

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.93 625
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.84 179
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 730.53 155,601
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,967.00 418,971

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 3.03 218
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.69 122
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 782.14 56,313
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,786.47 272,626

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.48 313
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 900.84 81,075
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 212.87 19,158

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.70 1,126
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 85
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 937.89 285,118
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 750.80 228,242

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.52 320
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.34 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 877.30 79,833
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,190.87 108,368

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.86 205
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.83 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,415.44 49,540
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,797.17 97,900

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 2.59 153
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.63 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 792.91 46,781
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,073.68 122,346

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 3.65 719
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 129
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,263.38 248,886
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,391.43 471,111

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 2.88 1,507
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.61 322
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,018.88 533,893
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,383.44 1,248,923

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 3.37 165
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,095.15 53,662
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 456.93 22,389

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 3.81 3,793
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.95 942
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,438.87 1,431,677
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,121.57 3,105,959

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 3.34 1,188
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.87 310
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,142.07 406,575
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,872.09 1,022,464

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 2.62 1,073
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.83 750
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 940.03 384,471
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,407.42 2,620,634

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 4.08 147
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.86 31
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,260.39 45,374
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,740.97 98,674

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.94 1,445
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,659.90 609,183
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 382.44 140,356

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 3.45 1,645
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 240
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,496.22 713,695
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,946.40 928,434

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.01 352
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.73 85
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,260.20 147,443
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,536.59 296,781

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.93 641
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.73 378
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,230.10 269,390
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,189.82 1,793,569

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.78 2,115
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.97 741
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,272.91 968,685
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,973.64 3,023,942

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.45 538
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.78 121
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,496.22 233,410
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,529.47 550,597

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 3.16 1,918
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67 407
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,519.84 922,544
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,943.55 1,786,735

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.46 907
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.04 272
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,765.67 462,605
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,079.38 1,330,798

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.40 163
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.21 82
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,072.15 72,906
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,348.23 363,679

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 3.51 260
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.80 59
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,783.43 131,973
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,172.62 308,773

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.01 669
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.11 246
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,562.19 346,805
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,933.52 1,095,240

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.45 678
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.14 317
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,105.56 306,240
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,896.65 1,633,372

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.80 1,641
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 30
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,844.27 796,725
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 348.29 150,462

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 4.40 400
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.07 97
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,999.19 272,926
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,525.66 502,835

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.73 535
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.73 144
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,598.82 313,368
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,574.35 700,573

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 3.74 460
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.76 93
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,658.92 327,047
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,748.74 584,095

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 4.43 359
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,722.51 220,522
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 634.71 51,411

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.28 205
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.79 161
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,255.53 112,997
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,165.72 914,914

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.79 1,193
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 26
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,637.78 830,901
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 339.87 107,060

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.08 314
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.79 81
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,131.28 217,390
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,185.25 426,895

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.99 487
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.65 405
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,513.92 370,910
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,920.87 2,430,612

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.74 414
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.39 210
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,006.64 303,002
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,175.38 1,083,483

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.91 1,080
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.10 242
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,509.82 772,161
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,132.81 1,349,218

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.82 837
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 67
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,962.71 648,832
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,529.02 334,854

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.76 1,185
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.53 167
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,369.04 1,061,246
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,046.97 959,796

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 4.08 151
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.32 49
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 441.05 16,318
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,442.19 53,361

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.35 6,625
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.86 2,836
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 785.41 1,195,386
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,807.90 4,273,622

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 3.11 271
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.24 108
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 598.36 52,056
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,011.68 175,016

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 4.32 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.68 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 704.58 17,614
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,081.01 27,025

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 3.53 328
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.11 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 969.12 90,127
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 290.17 26,985

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 4.10 26,061
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.18 7,471
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 993.64 6,312,587
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,673.09 16,982,167

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.57 2,754
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.34 1,033
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 890.08 686,254
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,104.60 2,393,645

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 2.96 3,448
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.93 2,247
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 901.71 1,050,495
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,309.72 6,185,818

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 4.27 2,910
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 41
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,317.70 897,350
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 181.29 123,458

The Beaufighter V modification.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.87 174
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,290.25 58,061
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 147.86 6,653

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.85 205
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.10 79
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,006.71 72,482
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,804.08 201,893

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.35 4,118
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.05 997
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,452.05 1,375,092
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,301.50 3,126,516

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.00 153
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.08 55
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,093.01 55,743
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,814.71 143,550

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.56 2,931
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.76 626
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,118.38 920,428
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,185.45 1,798,626

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 3.58 390
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.98 107
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,037.71 113,109
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,456.52 267,760

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 2.76 1,494
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.55 836
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,098.58 594,330
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,709.99 3,089,102

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.23 3,220
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.87 1,867
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,367.23 1,363,125
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,172.60 6,154,079

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.81 9,816
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 100
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,857.27 3,786,973
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 243.69 496,882

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 3.33 4,161
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.34 1,677
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,328.75 1,660,933
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,062.26 6,327,823

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 4.19 2,298
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 551
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,604.08 880,638
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,422.86 1,879,149

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 3.44 141
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.27 93
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,548.46 63,486
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,419.89 263,215

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.53 3,111
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.02 901
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,425.83 1,256,154
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,407.49 3,001,999

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.02 398
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.51 67
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,532.99 202,355
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,136.09 281,964

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 3.16 180
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.63 36
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,341.79 76,482
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,890.52 164,759

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 3.26 584
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.83 148
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,705.41 305,268
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,812.35 682,411

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 5.37 3,264
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.13 81
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,128.07 1,901,864
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 571.32 347,364

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 3.01 3,247
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.08 2,241
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,525.35 1,645,850
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,758.91 10,529,862

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 3.33 460
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.10 152
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,526.89 210,710
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,855.50 670,059

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.88 400
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,541.72 261,797
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 251.09 25,861

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.43 228
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.80 75
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,308.62 123,009
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,243.52 304,890

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.80 1,439
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.05 316
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,505.52 751,655
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,586.44 1,375,930

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 3.95 312
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.15 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,691.10 212,596
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 572.31 45,212

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 4.10 324
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.44 114
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,108.09 245,539
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,518.62 593,970

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 3.27 242
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.68 124
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,756.22 129,960
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,924.58 512,418

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 4.72 340
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 13
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,388.20 243,950
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 471.02 33,913

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 3.28 8,514
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.18 5,647
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,170.97 5,627,146
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,655.10 27,618,006

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.37 2,852
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 33
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,055.12 1,622,267
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 397.15 210,887

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 2.82 612
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.16 251
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,785.01 387,346
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,783.88 1,255,101

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.54 528
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.87 181
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,973.47 410,481
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,812.11 1,208,919

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 4.18 991
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.86 204
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,439.23 815,098
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,375.39 1,036,967

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 3.19 309
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 63
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,064.77 200,283
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,470.42 336,630

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.09 564
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.09 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,994.13 551,189
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 621.77 85,804

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.46 4,061
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.72 652
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,101.07 3,731,972
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,748.76 3,411,368

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.61 341
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.26 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,515.12 334,118
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 931.29 68,915

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 3.50 42
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.17 38
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 330.81 3,969
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,099.60 49,195

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 2.09 389
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.55 661
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 204.21 37,983
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,957.40 736,076

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 0.50 1
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.50 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 105.91 211
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 506.63 1,013

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.48 80
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.74 63
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 374.95 8,623
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,953.53 67,931

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.63 129
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.63 129
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 528.05 25,874
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,755.93 184,040

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 0.91 30
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.33 110
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 183.15 6,043
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,835.70 159,578

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 0.93 28
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.50 105
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 215.05 6,451
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,162.53 154,875

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 0.59 16
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.63 44
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 123.07 3,322
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,332.21 62,969

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.52 32
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.86 102
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 222.51 4,672
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,131.05 128,751

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.59 30
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.20 214
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 202.16 10,310
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,187.37 417,555

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.35 143
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.12 225
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 320.29 33,950
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,802.50 509,064

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 0.96 100
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.92 304
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 238.85 24,840
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,513.00 677,351

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 1.44 358
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.46 857
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 327.00 81,096
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,007.71 1,737,913

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 0.42 13
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.68 114
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 152.06 4,713
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,239.04 317,410

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 0.69 75
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.32 362
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 211.52 23,055
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,340.72 1,018,138

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 0.82 54
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.62 239
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 324.87 21,441
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,318.54 615,023

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.85 356
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.89 1,204
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 297.38 124,006
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,766.07 3,238,451

The famous Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber, capable of carrying a 1,000 kg bomb.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 0.67 41
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.62 160
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 228.46 13,935
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,526.06 520,089

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 0.65 72
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.17 352
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 307.77 34,162
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,757.35 1,416,065

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 0.48 22
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.02 185
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 345.63 15,898
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,136.73 558,289

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 0.56 67
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.62 554
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 337.13 40,455
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,757.48 2,130,897

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.09 823
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.34 3,286
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 590.17 447,349
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,802.09 13,493,982

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 0.90 429
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.47 2,128
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 435.01 207,063
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18,932.02 9,011,642

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 0.74 83
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.95 442
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 576.99 64,623
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 18,349.48 2,055,142

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 0.71 409
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.95 3,418
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 459.17 263,564
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26,242.63 15,063,268

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.11 50
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.36 196
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 785.21 35,334
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17,227.58 775,240

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.15 158
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.51 618
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 708.62 97,081
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21,616.99 2,961,527

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 0.68 162
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.99 1,192
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 648.40 154,968
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 25,591.24 6,116,306

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 1.60 348
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.53 1,205
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,432.51 312,288
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27,634.93 6,024,413

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total