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Sturmovik - the Ilyushin Il-40, NATO named Brawny. 7 were built. Apparently it flew ok until it fired its guns were fired, when combustible gases caused the engines to flame out. Ilyushin then moved the intakes to the wing roots and later redesigned the aircraft again as the Il-102.

The Ilyushin's failed answer to the Warthog. It lost out to…

Grumman F3F-2

Grumman (Bu (Modex Owned by the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston, Texas

Sukhoi Su-17

Fast and Low, Sukhoi of the Polish Air Force, an aging Jet, but still flying.

Red Tails P-51 Mustang

Red Tails P-51 Mustang

Crewmen from the USS Enterprise (CV-6) servicing Douglas TBD-1 Devastators during maneuvers off the coast of Hawaii in September 1940. These planes are from Torpedo Squadron Six (VT-6).

Crew of the American aircraft carrier USS Enterprise servicing Douglas Devastator torpedo bombers on deck during maneuvers off Hawaii sept 1940 - Life Magazine from March

WWII Spitfire.

The Supermarine Spitfire IIa, an early mark. Fast and maneuverable, I believe this is the most beautiful airplane ever! Look at those lovely elliptical wings! Stanford Tuck of the RAF flew this plane and the Hurricane in the Battle of Britain.

Excellent presentation

Excellent presentation

Blacksnakes at EAA 2016

Blacksnakes at EAA 2016

Photo: 73-1021 (CN: 4556) McDonnell Douglas F-4E Terminator 2020 by Kaan İlkar Photoid:8230163 - JetPhotos.Net

Photo: (CN: McDonnell Douglas Terminator 2020 by Kaan İlkar - JetPhotos.

This is the B-17F “Spotted Cow” Flying Fortress assembly ship of the 384th Bomber Group based at RAF Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire, England. The assembly ship's mission was to serve as the reference point for hundreds of bombers taking off for a mission to fall into groups for the long flight to the target. As soon as the mass formation would take shape, the assembly ship returned to base. The “Spotted Cow” flew 61 combat missions.

This is the “Spotted Cow” Flying Fortress assembly ship of the Bomber Group based at RAF Grafton Underwood in Northamptonshire, England.

Talon - My husband's plane is sitting on the flight line in San Antonio. They painted his name back on the plane for the anniversary. He was in the first graduating class of the The USAF brought us down for the celebration!


French planes of The french air force fielded a wide array of planes at the start of most of them were quite new to the air force at the outbreak of war such as the fighter.