Bristol Beaufighter

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The Bristol Beaufighter was part of the RAF as soon as September,1940. Given its good speed, long range, and great firepower, the British pilotsloved her immediately, even though the plane was somewhat tricky to handle inlow-speed flight. It was used as a night fighter and, equipped with a torpoedo, as an anti-shipping/submarine … Read more

Bf 109

BF 109 NB 550

As much as the Spitfire, the Bf 109 is one of the emblematic airplanes of World War 2 military aviation. This aircraft was the most common fighter of the Luftwaffe during the conflict. Light, fast and tough, this airplane will be remembered as one of the greatest prop interceptor ever built. The … Read more

Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Viper)

Bachem Ba 349 Natter

The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was probably one of the strangest airplanes ever designed and built during the Second World War. Nicknamed “Viper” by the Allied Forces, this WW2 German aircraft was designed specifically to successfully intercept large formation of Allied bombers which during that time were continuously pounding Germany daily with … Read more

Consolidated B-24 Liberator

A Consolidated B-24 Liberator from Maxwell Field, Alabama, four engine pilot school, glistens in the sun as it makes a turn at high altitude in the clouds. Heavy Bombers

In order to achieve perfection, it is necessary to make adjustments. This is exactly what was done to achieve the Consolidated B-24 Liberator. The design of the Liberator came from the tweaking of another flying boat model which has a proven airframe. The previous B-17 Flying Fortress design has been successful enough … Read more

B-17 Flying Fortress

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Even though it wasn’t a revolutionary aircraft such as the B-29, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is probably the most famous American bomber of World War 2 (compared to the B-29, it was twice as “light”, so to speak). At first lacking sufficient anti-fighter defence, this heavy bomber was enhanced and become … Read more

The Avro Lancaster

Avro Lancaster

Considered Britains’s greatest bomber of World War 2, the Avro Lancaster was the main aircraft used for night assault on Germany. With four engines allowing the plane to fly at 462 km/h (287 mph), this heavy bomber delivered a bigger bombload than any other plane in Europe – 6350kg (14,000lbs). The Lancaster … Read more

Aviation Careers and You

If you have never considered aviation careers, maybe it is time that you started. Do you love to speed? Do you find yourself paying speeding tickets and attending driver’s school more than you care to admit? Do you like to travel? If any of these questions are answered with a hearty ‘YES,’ … Read more