Concept ship render by Gavin Rothery (concept ships)
Captured Bf 109
Messerschmitt Bf 109
The Messerschmitt Bf 109, often called Me 109, was a German World War II fighter aircraft designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser during the early to mid 1930s. It was one of the first truly modern fighters of the era, including such features as all-metal monocoque construction, a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 aero engine.
Brewster F2A-3 Buffalo
The Brewster F2A Buffalo was an American fighter aircraft which saw limited service early in World War II. It was one of the first U.S. World War II monoplanes with an arrestor hook and other modifications for aircraft carriers. It usually had an open canopy. Though the Buffalo won a competition against the Grumman F4F Wildcat in 1939 to become the U.S. Navy’s first monoplane fighter aircraft, it turned out to be a big disappointment. Several nations, including Finland, Belgium, Britain and the Netherlands, ordered the Buffalo to bolster their struggling air arms, but of all the users, only the Finns seemed to find their Buffalos effective, flying them in combat with excellent results.
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda
The Bell YFM-1 Airacuda was an American heavy fighter aircraft. It was the first military aircraft produced by Bell, originally designated the “Bell Model 1”. The Airacuda was marked by bold design advances and considerable flaws that eventually grounded the aircraft. First flight 1937.
Su47 - Berkut
Polish Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter in static at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
Mig-15 (via theBRIGADE)
(June 14, 2012) Cmdr. Eric Buus pilots the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft BF-2 as it completes the first test flight for the short takeoff and vertical landing variant with an asymmetric weapons load.
Saab 29 Tunnan
The Saab 29, popularly called Flygande tunnan (“The Flying Barrel”), was a Swedish fighter designed and manufactured by Saab in the 1950s. It was Sweden’s second turbojet-powered combat aircraft, the first being the Saab 21R. Despite its rotund appearance, the J 29 was fast and agile, serving effectively in both fighter and fighter-bomber roles into the 1970s.
P-51 “Mustang” fighter in flight, Inglewood, California, The Mustang, built by North American Aviation, Incorporated, is the only American-built fighter used by the Royal Air Force of Great Britain. Photo taken in October, 1942. (Alfred Palmer/OWI/LOC)