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apartclassic

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Days in clan: 735

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Position: Commander

Days in clan: 735

31,403
Battles Fought
73.91%
Victories/Battles
1,987
Average Experience per Battle
48,251
Most Damage per Battle,

Aircraft type efficiency

Fighters

Multirole Fighters

Heavy Fighters

Attack Aircraft

Bombers

Achievements 164/185

  • marcel
    1158
  • Marseille Medal

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


    Award +1
  • maccambell
    2199
  • 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
    2149
  • Hero of the Sky Badge

    Awarded for earning the highest aircraft type grade in battle.


    Award +1
  • rocketeer
    1752
  • 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
    147
  • 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
    45
  • 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
    266
  • 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 31,403
Victories 23,209 (73.91%)
Draws 108 (0%)
Defeats 8,086 (26%)
Average Experience per Battle 1,987
Maximum Experience per Battle 11,535

Battle Performance

Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.34
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.44
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,883.25
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,998.36

Preferences in aircraft types

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
31,126
Fighters 12,204 (39%)
Multirole Fighters 8,070 (26%)
Heavy Fighters 4,909 (16%)
Attack Aircraft 4,029 (13%)
Bombers 1,914 (6%)

Preferences in aircraft nations

Aircraft selection in Hangar or during a battle, excluding respawns
31,126
U.S.S.R. Aircraft 7,412 (24%)
Germany Aircraft 8,690 (28%)
U.S.A. Aircraft 5,859 (19%)
Japan Aircraft 2,612 (8%)
U.K. Aircraft 5,096 (16%)
China Aircraft 587 (2%)
Europe Aircraft 870 (3%)

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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 9.78 88
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 892.01 8,028
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.52 13

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 13.83 83
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 904.45 5,426
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 16.93 101

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 6.42 167
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 597.11 15,524
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.73 356

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.38 91
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 917.21 7,337
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.46 836
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 587.58 65,808
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.19 7,524

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.22 83
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 798.64 7,187
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

Experimental all-metal fighter aircraft developed on the basis of the successful P-6E with several prototypes being produced.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 14.14 99
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,139.99 7,979
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.14 7

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 9.88 168
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 632.05 10,744
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 48.18 819

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 6.43 521
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 479.43 38,833
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43.98 3,562

The last biplane to enter service with the Luftwaffe. Used as a night fighter in Spain and in the initial period of World War II.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.30 93
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 892.93 8,929
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.77 297

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 7.92 95
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 793.49 9,521
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.54 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 7.15 479
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 553.44 37,080
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 32.73 2,192

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.73 101
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 665.10 9,976
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 65.69 985

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 7.38 214
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 950.18 27,555
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.23 441

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 4.61 604
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 503.17 65,914
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 30.70 4,021

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 9.00 171
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,197.14 22,745
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.73 222

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.05 199
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,269.70 27,933
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 97.63 2,147

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 8.05 177
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,054.88 23,207
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14.20 312

Underwent trials in the summer of 1934. The first aircraft with retractable landing gear proposed to the Royal Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.41 200
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,024.93 27,673
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 51.32 1,385

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 5.79 1,314
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 724.51 164,464
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.86 15,177

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 4.96 561
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 653.62 73,859
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26.78 3,026

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 7.58 144
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,223.97 23,255
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.99 227

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 4.46 740
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 545.62 90,572
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 31.89 5,293

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 10.32 258
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,433.02 35,825
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.12 3

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 10.07 151
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,498.40 22,475
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.70 25

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 10.21 143
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,398.73 19,582
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

The Hawker P.V.3 was developed as an enlarged version of the Hawker Fury fighter powered by a new engine with an enhanced armament of four machine guns. The single completed prototype was tested with several variants of the Goshawk engines in 1934–1935.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.20 525
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,204.07 77,060
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 19.95 1,276

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.59 2,252
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,089.06 438,890
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45.13 18,185

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 5.25 1,991
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,200.90 455,140
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8.91 3,375

Developed in 1934–1937, but never entered service due to lack of advantage over the mass-produced I-16. Only prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.90 2,187
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 33
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,287.06 407,997
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 148.72 47,143

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 7.78 1,719
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,644.55 363,445
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 17.04 3,765

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 7.16 3,195
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,483.58 661,678
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20.19 9,004

Early prototypes of the famous A6M Zero were equipped with Zuisei engines. First flew in April 1939.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.95 2,231
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 17
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,283.90 412,130
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 135.97 43,645

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 6.22 2,288
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,189.65 437,791
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 36.62 13,475

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 6.03 181
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,096.74 32,902
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 219.58 6,587

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 8.69 765
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,630.19 143,457
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45.96 4,044

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 7.09 2,728
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,464.02 563,646
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 43.43 16,720

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 6.22 2,233
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,286.69 461,920
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 46.32 16,628

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 6.70 2,184
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,377.04 448,914
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.70 22,070

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 6.41 1,634
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,338.16 341,231
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6.43 1,640

One of the early modifications of the P-36 Hawk. A total of 30 aircraft of this modification were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.47 1,592
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,186.53 345,281
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3.68 1,071

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.95 1,366
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 928.43 256,245
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 34.13 9,420

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 7.43 2,985
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,417.25 569,735
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 83.72 33,655

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 6.96 1,991
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,523.05 435,591
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9.58 2,739

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.00 1,571
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,519.10 398,003
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 46.48 12,176

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.42 875
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,854.26 218,802
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 105.18 12,410

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.63 534
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,922.51 134,575
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 99.05 6,933

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 5.78 1,365
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,336.88 315,504
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 57.60 13,594

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 6.61 2,115
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,531.55 490,094
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 78.90 25,248

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 5.49 1,373
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,386.59 346,648
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 107.59 26,897

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 5.99 1,054
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,458.19 256,642
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 41.44 7,292

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 4.31 1,069
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,085.70 269,253
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 22.56 5,595

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 7.13 635
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,843.04 164,030
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.17 15

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 10.74 290
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,684.43 72,479
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 119.06 3,214

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 5.76 784
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,573.70 214,022
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.33 3,988

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.09 1,711
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,111.18 373,358
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 126.24 42,417

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.17 1,727
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,922.32 463,279
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4.04 973

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 7.11 1,195
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,737.61 291,918
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.48 80

Blueprint created on the basis of the record-setting Me 209. The project was discontinued due to difficulties in maintenance of the uprated engine.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.37 1,322
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,499.06 368,767
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14.55 3,578

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 6.05 1,814
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,443.46 433,039
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 102.04 30,612

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 6.14 516
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,371.80 115,230
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 65.29 5,484

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.12 251
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,455.84 59,689
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 69.06 2,831

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 5.29 714
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,287.93 173,870
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 38.13 5,147

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 6.19 1,169
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,356.90 256,453
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 129.86 24,544

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 6.40 1,516
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,616.06 383,005
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28.63 6,784

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.37 1,047
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,726.09 245,104
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 34.06 4,836

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 6.92 1,170
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,274.91 384,459
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 172.00 29,067

Developed in the United States on request of the Royal Air Force. Further modification resulted in the creation of the P-51 Mustang fighter and the A-36 Apache attack aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.03 906
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,611.82 290,127
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 59.70 10,745

The Spitfire V modification

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.74 218
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,810.98 68,817
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 119.01 4,522

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 7.75 442
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,212.69 126,123
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 61.99 3,533

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 7.72 355
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.07 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,110.80 97,096
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 139.74 6,428

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 7.01 652
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,089.19 194,295
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 28.17 2,620

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 7.47 911
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,150.74 262,390
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 158.04 19,280

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.24 992
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,114.46 289,680
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 66.79 9,150

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.23 829
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,669.60 222,057
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.53 1,800

An early model of one of the most famous U.S. Army Air Force fighters of World War II. Used mainly in North Africa, Burma, and Great Britain.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.93 333
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,645.02 111,090
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11.52 483

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.01 926
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,673.03 257,646
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 38.31 5,899

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 6.96 974
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,087.14 292,199
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 59.55 8,336

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 5.81 1,801
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,777.59 551,052
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 145.88 45,222

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 6.46 1,304
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,957.25 395,365
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 69.92 14,124

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 8.57 720
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,349.86 197,388
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 83.36 7,002

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 6.38 4,008
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,923.66 1,208,058
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.34 9,634

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.56 2,204
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 10
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,245.86 754,609
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 208.92 70,195

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.59 577
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,213.00 168,187
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21.99 1,671

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 5.84 754
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,103.77 271,385
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 67.08 8,652

A further development of the famous La-5 featuring enhanced aerodynamics. A total of 5,753 aircraft were produced from 1944 through 1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.54 399
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,427.25 148,062
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 75.29 4,592

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.55 641
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,916.60 218,744
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13.83 1,036

Fighter powered by a liquid fuel rocket and ramjet engines whose design was first proposed in 1940. The aircraft was developed in 1942–1944. A glider prototype was built. The project was discontinued in 1944, because the engines were not ready for production.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.91 1,087
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,289.35 401,300
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 134.25 16,378

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.02 729
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,946.20 235,489
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 192.48 23,290

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 5.82 1,053
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,609.25 291,273
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 100.57 18,203

A version of the Yak-3 equipped with heavy armament and a slightly modified airframe, compared to the base model. Never entered mass production. Only one prototype was built and tested in 1945.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.71 953
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,239.19 317,964
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 183.85 26,106

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 6.86 576
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,269.88 190,670
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 149.66 12,571

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.51 736
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,162.63 244,377
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 182.02 20,568

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 5.65 2,185
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,014.87 779,753
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 131.15 50,753

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 5.97 478
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,248.47 179,877
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.19 94

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 5.54 936
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,878.84 317,524
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 15.67 2,648

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.10 1,854
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,792.17 728,757
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 221.05 57,694

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 6.91 809
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,651.47 310,221
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 168.91 19,762

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 7.42 1,766
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,160.89 752,292
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 125.04 29,759

Rocket-powered interceptor based on German documentation. First flew in July 1945. A total of 7 prototypes were built.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.59 1,730
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,563.17 812,402
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.30 7,592

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 5.94 1,498
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,336.21 588,724
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 27.49 6,928

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 6.41 1,358
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,899.52 614,698
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 73.19 15,517

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 5.68 1,470
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,296.67 594,837
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 85.40 22,117

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 6.96 1,823
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,209.36 840,851
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 146.47 38,375

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 7.46 1,596
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,042.46 651,086
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 88.77 18,995

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 8.25 1,196
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,294.81 477,747
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 35.33 5,122

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 7.59 1,344
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,377.18 597,760
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 62.25 11,018

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 8.52 1,235
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,239.14 614,675
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 59.35 8,605

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 7.54 611
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,616.26 211,917
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 29.16 2,361

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 7.22 1,242
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,685.46 633,898
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33.56 5,773

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.93 1,074
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,155.47 489,097
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 185.04 28,681

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 7.94 1,501
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,476.50 657,058
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 47.86 9,045

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 6.51 1,282
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.06 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,966.56 584,412
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 439.73 86,627

First Soviet jet-powered fighter that saw mass production. A total of 602 aircraft were built in 1946–1948.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.69 1,019
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,902.85 519,609
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 45.24 8,097

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 8.11 154
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,798.88 72,178
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1.54 29

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 7.27 1,280
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,588.92 631,649
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 77.53 13,645

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 6.29 1,157
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,888.72 531,524
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 216.39 39,816

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 5.16 1,274
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,700.51 667,025
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 150.70 37,221

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 6.29 1,183
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,943.45 553,368
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 194.99 36,657

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.77 998
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,887.80 499,589
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 122.35 21,166

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 6.11 1,064
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,321.46 577,933
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 258.30 44,944

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 6.44 805
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,697.65 462,206
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 131.47 16,433

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 7.60 836
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,629.14 509,205
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7.61 837

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 7.20 756
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,842.43 403,454
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.57 12,450

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 6.70 750
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,908.66 437,769
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 106.52 11,930

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 6.24 793
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,364.46 427,286
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 75.00 9,525

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.25 754
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.05 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,124.69 428,968
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 223.00 23,192

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 7.44 923
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,265.21 528,886
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 214.07 26,544

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 6.31 827
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.01 1
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,559.89 466,345
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 53.65 7,027

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.20 72
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.70 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 459.24 4,592
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 567.80 5,678

Biplane fighter of the 1930s. Used mainly as a trainer in Luftwaffe flight schools.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.12 121
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.18 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 447.00 7,599
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 160.71 2,732

One of the main fighter aircraft of the Red Army Air Force in the early 1930s. Used during World War II on a limited basis.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 10.20 153
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 5
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 656.61 9,849
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 444.50 6,667

U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy biplane fighter of the interwar period.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.80 98
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.20 12
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 687.43 6,874
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,172.06 11,720

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 4.77 62
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.31 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 279.38 3,631
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 481.72 6,262

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 7.69 123
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.56 25
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 731.29 11,700
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,584.15 25,346

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 7.92 95
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.17 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 760.83 9,130
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 929.90 11,158

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 6.88 117
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.29 22
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 585.70 9,956
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,361.48 23,145

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 9.79 137
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.07 15
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 834.02 11,676
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,124.24 15,739

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.17 134
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.33 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,064.72 12,776
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 440.84 5,290

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 5.40 108
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 525.94 10,518
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,637.35 32,746

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 6.20 254
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.71 29
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 748.55 30,690
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,082.14 44,367

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 6.67 260
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.31 51
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 990.57 38,632
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,847.83 72,065

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 4.77 210
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.80 35
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 700.06 30,802
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,071.36 47,140

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 7.10 149
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.14 24
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 992.07 20,833
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,492.67 31,346

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 5.81 546
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.79 74
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 760.47 71,484
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,157.39 108,795

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 5.51 1,565
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.01 288
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,096.41 311,380
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,053.68 583,243

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 5.30 2,572
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.43 694
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,081.96 524,749
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,516.50 1,220,504

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 4.43 2,732
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.81 1,116
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 822.54 507,510
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,182.10 1,963,358

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 4.84 3,425
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.19 843
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 888.99 629,405
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,042.82 1,446,314

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.28 3,404
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.80 436
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,269.94 688,306
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,686.61 914,142

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 5.74 3,876
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.19 803
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,105.73 746,369
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,128.84 1,436,965

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 5.74 2,882
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.70 854
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,120.08 562,280
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,014.03 1,513,041

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.01 2,486
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 323
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,006.52 499,235
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,323.66 656,537

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 5.72 2,390
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.08 32
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,408.59 588,789
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 245.07 102,439

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 5.51 1,889
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.69 235
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,435.50 492,374
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,761.74 604,277

Developed in 1941 on the basis of the Yak-7UTI flight trainer. A total of 6,399 fighters of various modifications were built, including training aircraft.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.77 560
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.34 33
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,412.90 137,051
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,215.80 117,932

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.63 512
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.76 69
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,405.84 127,930
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,186.68 198,987

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.36 734
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.80 247
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,362.08 186,605
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,745.46 513,128

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.42 1,804
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,633.09 458,898
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 73.01 20,514

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 5.30 2,050
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.32 124
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,374.11 531,782
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,061.33 410,734

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.51 944
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.43 62
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,665.12 241,443
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,556.31 225,665

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 5.49 615
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.96 107
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,420.65 159,112
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,892.51 323,961

Developed in Czechoslovakia after World War II on the basis of the German Messerschmitt Bf 109. In 1948, some of the S-199's were purchased by Israel, which later used them during the Arab-Israeli conflict. These aircraft became the first combat-ready fighters of the arising Israeli Air Force.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.18 740
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.48 152
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,148.53 221,299
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,186.61 534,220

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 5.45 1,842
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.93 315
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,817.01 614,150
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,342.97 1,129,924

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 6.83 369
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,131.25 115,087
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 145.52 7,857

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 6.24 668
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.80 193
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,058.82 220,294
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,048.84 647,225

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 5.40 297
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.11 61
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,876.46 103,205
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,960.98 217,853

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 4.57 1,055
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.63 377
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,548.09 357,608
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,067.56 1,401,605

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 4.95 1,974
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.68 271
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,459.89 582,494
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,009.02 1,200,599

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 5.79 834
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,108.31 303,596
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 187.90 27,057

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 5.27 981
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.04 194
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,982.19 368,687
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,589.86 853,714

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 5.93 1,488
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.09 274
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,324.37 583,416
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,611.89 906,585

Designed as a high-speed interceptor fighter. Delayed development made the Imperial Japanese Navy discontinue the project in favor of the J7W1.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.03 693
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.83 96
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,522.40 290,076
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,431.17 394,584

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 3.67 833
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.65 374
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,520.22 345,090
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,322.44 1,889,194

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 4.92 900
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.08 197
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,149.93 393,436
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,374.25 800,487

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.09 880
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.63 109
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,906.58 329,837
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,552.33 614,553

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 5.41 720
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.46 194
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,780.27 369,775
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,059.19 938,872

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.41 1,006
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.87 293
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,771.79 435,170
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,555.68 1,186,241

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 4.02 1,582
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.83 720
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,067.83 814,726
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,652.87 4,197,230

Designed in 1946 under the influence of the German experience. The only prototype of the Su-9 was produced and tested in 1946–1947. The aircraft never entered service, since the project was abandoned in favor of the MiG-15.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.28 1,183
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.02 228
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,268.77 508,203
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,256.59 953,475

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 5.64 1,083
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.64 314
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,323.00 446,015
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,273.51 1,396,514

Blueprint created on the basis of German BMW 003 engines. Some of its concepts were later employed in the MiG-9 design.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.19 1,755
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,410.62 832,192
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 250.22 61,054

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 6.35 1,619
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.47 375
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,103.83 791,477
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,826.36 1,740,722

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 4.12 638
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.32 204
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,875.29 290,669
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,508.85 1,163,871

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.57 5,496
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 16
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,787.61 2,333,233
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 86.99 72,810

Developed by the Supermarine company on the basis of the Spiteful fighter. Underwent trials in 1945–1949 but never entered service.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.73 1,508
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.77 203
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,464.75 648,230
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,341.16 878,724

Jet-powered version of the J7W1. Remained in blueprint form by the time of Japan's surrender.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.27 943
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.56 100
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,073.54 550,163
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,780.28 676,670

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.80 783
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.00 163
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,481.80 404,533
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,845.91 952,882

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 5.27 1,428
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.77 210
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,235.08 876,706
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,178.34 1,132,329

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 7.14 3,376
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 9
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,864.08 1,827,707
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 187.83 88,845

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 5.02 1,179
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.45 575
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,069.09 721,236
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,181.81 2,862,724

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 6.91 2,557
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 14
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,116.53 1,523,116
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 212.63 78,674

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.22 1,531
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.54 132
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,438.44 1,091,857
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,608.19 887,613

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 4.91 726
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.79 413
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,094.28 457,953
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14,455.92 2,139,475

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 4.81 875
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.05 373
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,382.45 615,605
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 11,443.56 2,082,727

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 6.65 845
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.01 128
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,369.91 681,978
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,102.16 774,974

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 6.11 898
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.68 247
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,044.88 594,597
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,000.95 1,470,140

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 6.20 973
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.82 129
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,644.33 729,159
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,054.08 636,490

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 7.44 67
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.22 11
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 813.78 7,324
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,540.04 13,860

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.71 919
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.56 214
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,214.41 166,373
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,279.74 312,324

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.18 1,075
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.47 378
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 764.79 196,550
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,054.23 527,937

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 8.54 965
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.89 101
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,590.17 179,689
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,623.97 183,508

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 6.72 3,183
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.64 301
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,797.68 852,101
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,849.35 876,594

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 6.01 3,936
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 19
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,565.01 1,025,083
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 77.73 50,910

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.87 4,018
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.50 877
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,654.46 967,857
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,280.63 1,919,168

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 7.65 1,462
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.85 163
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,563.17 489,565
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,788.78 532,657

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 5.71 2,565
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.35 605
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,667.69 748,794
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,567.76 1,601,924

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 6.22 2,089
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 7
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,877.96 630,995
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 65.34 21,953

The Beaufighter V modification.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.87 825
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,742.99 255,098
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 72.27 6,721

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 5.08 1,332
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.36 94
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,637.04 428,904
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,232.94 323,030

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 7.90 703
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.12 100
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,452.29 218,253
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,317.89 295,292

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.63 1,142
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.25 50
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,049.93 416,135
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,037.75 210,662

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 5.64 942
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.47 79
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,621.33 270,762
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,244.42 207,818

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.09 347
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.82 104
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,354.77 134,221
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,826.54 332,112

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 4.79 973
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.10 20
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,791.05 363,583
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 901.34 182,971

Developed as a modern interceptor with high flight characteristics for the U.S. Army Air Force. Two prototypes were built. Made its first flight on January 15th, 1943. Problems with the engine developed for the aircraft, and a series of improvements by the customer significantly reduced the potential characteristics. The project was canceled.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 11.96 275
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.00 0
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,416.64 101,582
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 0.00 0

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 6.15 283
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.80 37
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,269.91 104,416
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,175.40 192,068

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 6.91 808
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.46 54
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,704.90 316,473
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,920.66 224,716

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.03 657
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.04 222
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,450.66 267,122
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,175.68 782,149

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 6.57 1,997
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.42 127
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,792.32 848,865
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,478.11 449,345

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 5.48 833
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 42
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,670.20 405,869
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,629.87 247,740

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.74 910
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.67 91
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,028.69 408,873
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,868.68 522,271

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 5.97 1,033
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.38 65
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,187.42 551,423
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 1,983.87 343,210

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 8.34 1,535
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 3
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,335.96 797,817
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 146.61 26,975

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 5.53 846
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.51 231
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,583.90 395,337
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,442.88 1,291,760

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 4.92 413
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.74 62
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,739.52 230,119
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,797.33 318,976

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 7.94 778
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.02 2
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,820.51 374,410
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 143.08 14,021

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 5.44 1,664
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.70 213
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 2,785.99 852,512
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,067.42 938,629

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.49 1,942
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.14 342
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,308.58 989,265
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,796.46 1,434,141

Further modification of the twin-engine P-38 Lightning fighter. The only completed prototype was tested in 1944.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 8.48 2,137
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,753.53 1,197,888
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 251.40 63,353

The U.S. Army Air Force's escort fighter, a further development of the P-82B.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 9.67 232
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.71 41
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,439.48 106,547
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 10,140.79 243,378

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 9.54 668
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.44 101
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,667.78 396,744
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,013.34 490,933

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 7.39 1,604
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 8
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,481.85 972,561
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 118.78 25,776

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 6.25 1,637
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.56 409
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,667.74 960,946
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,279.12 2,169,129

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 6.09 493
Ground Targets Destroyed 1.90 154
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 3,798.77 307,700
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,974.56 726,939

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 9.31 1,796
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.03 6
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,797.69 1,118,953
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 103.36 19,949

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 5.74 1,153
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.28 56
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,122.56 828,634
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 2,347.44 471,835

Project for a new two-seat night fighter. The development was discontinued during the design phase.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 6.02 1,072
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.65 116
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,008.43 713,500
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,406.25 962,313

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 5.97 1,009
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.30 50
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 4,322.37 730,480
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,278.81 554,118

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 6.84 766
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.54 60
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,948.86 666,272
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,390.69 491,756

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 6.32 708
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.57 64
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,238.55 586,717
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,305.03 482,163

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 7.16 716
Ground Targets Destroyed 0.04 4
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 5,941.51 594,150
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 339.80 33,979

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 6.50 78
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.75 57
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 528.23 6,338
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,904.94 58,859

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 5.60 168
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.60 108
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 531.94 15,958
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,445.17 103,355

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.08 27
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.08 40
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 178.60 2,321
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 3,404.12 44,253

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 5.16 98
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.95 75
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 461.79 8,773
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,238.56 80,532

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 2.70 1,207
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.25 1,452
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 429.98 192,202
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 4,324.22 1,932,926

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 1.92 354
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.33 796
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 293.71 54,043
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 5,668.51 1,043,006

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 3.35 579
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.16 719
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 502.19 86,878
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,141.79 1,062,529

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 2.01 285
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.76 676
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 384.88 54,653
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,047.17 858,697

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 3.96 99
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.56 114
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 563.73 14,093
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 6,427.79 160,694

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 2.33 560
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.85 1,164
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 520.67 124,959
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 9,199.26 2,207,822

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.81 1,466
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.01 3,248
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 409.78 331,510
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,809.39 6,317,796

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 3.39 285
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.11 429
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 785.92 66,017
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,746.06 734,669

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 2.22 978
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.70 1,627
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 505.33 222,346
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,278.42 3,202,503

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 1.50 156
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.38 559
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 450.38 46,839
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,785.28 1,329,669

During frontline trials, several attempts were made to modify the IL-2 by adding a rear gunner position.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.90 515
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.73 1,281
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 567.88 153,895
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 12,582.90 3,409,964

Attack modification of the iconic Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber featuring enhanced armament and armor.

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.76 292
Ground Targets Destroyed 3.17 526
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 586.03 97,281
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 8,705.34 1,445,086

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.05 604
Ground Targets Destroyed 2.93 860
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 663.14 194,963
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 7,816.69 2,298,107

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.37 174
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.63 588
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 494.42 62,791
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 14,095.64 1,790,146

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.63 314
Ground Targets Destroyed 4.28 826
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 671.25 129,551
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 13,452.85 2,596,400

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 1.26 240
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.43 1,037
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 617.74 117,987
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 21,955.75 4,193,547

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 2.03 505
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.29 1,318
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 993.77 247,447
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20,114.37 5,008,478

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 2.00 1,167
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.00 2,913
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 963.44 561,687
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 20,027.41 11,675,981

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.92 202
Ground Targets Destroyed 5.96 626
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 1,128.57 118,500
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 26,865.85 2,820,914

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

Aircraft Description
Parameter Average per sortie Total
Aerial Targets Destroyed 1.16 431
Ground Targets Destroyed 7.16 2,649
Damage Caused to Aerial Targets 651.48 241,046
Damage Caused to Ground Targets 33,778.20 12,497,933