World War 2 Planes

Tupolev TB-3

When the first sample of the TB-3, a low wing, four engine heavy bombers made its maiden flight in the…

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P-51 Mustang

The North American P-51 Mustang is a legendary plane, as much as the Spitfire or the Bf-109. No other combat…

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Online Memorial for Flight Sergeant Philippe Bédard

This section is meant to be an online Memorial for Phillipe Bédard, who was my mother’s uncle and a crew…

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Mitsubishi J2M Raiden

The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden or Thunderbolt was designed like no other fighter before it. It emphasized speed, climb and raw firepower. The J2M was…

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Messerschmitt 209

Fitted with small wing structures and a fuselage just big enough to house the powerful Daimler Benz-601 ARJ engine, the…

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Me 262 (Messerschmitt, Germany)

The Me 262 was literally years ahead of fighters of other nations. That’s what the Allied engineers concluded after the…

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Kawanishi H8K

The Kawanishi H8K was conceived as a replacement for the Japanese Navy venerable and obsolete H6K maritime reconnaissance and bombing…

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Ju 88

The Ju 88 certainly was the most versatile aircraft of the Luftwaffe. Apart from the British Mosquito, no other airplane…

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IAR-80 Fighter Aircraft

IAR-80 was the most famous Romanian fighter aircraft during the World War II. The Romanian IAR-80 fighter aircraft project was…

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Hawker Tempest

Sort of a “super” Typhoon, the Hawker Tempest had unbelievable technical qualities for a World War 2 airplane. Starting in…

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