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Invader fought in more wars than any other aircraft type of era.Americans flew the attack bomber in WWII,Korea & Vietnam,while other air forces fought in Indo-China,Algeria,Biafra,Cuba,Congo,& at least a dozen other conflicts.Douglas A-26B Invader, “Feeding Frenzy,” built at end of WWII,flew with French in Indo-China in 1950s & later operated by Hughes Tool Company.

Invader fought in more wars than any other aircraft type of era.Americans flew the attack bomber in WWII,Korea & Vietnam,while other air forces fought in Indo-China,Algeria,Biafra,Cuba,Congo,& at least a dozen other conflicts.Douglas A-26B Invader, “Feeding Frenzy,” built at end of WWII,flew with French in Indo-China in 1950s & later operated by Hughes Tool Company.

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra (Model 24) was a United States fighter aircraft developed in World War II from the P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft's deficiencies. Although the aircraft was not accepted for combat use by the United States Army Air Forces, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force. wem

The Bell P-63 Kingcobra (Model 24) was a United States fighter aircraft developed in World War II from the P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft's deficiencies. Although the aircraft was not accepted for combat use by the United States Army Air Forces, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force. wem

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Last of the Piston Attack Planes There were a few holdouts to the advent of jets after WWII, notably the straight winged Douglas AD-1 Skyraider (more than 3,000 were built). Introduced shortly after the end of WWII, serving in Korea and the early years of Vietnam.

Douglas AD-1 Skyraider Last of the Piston Attack Planes There were a few holdouts to the advent of jets after WWII, notably the straight winged Douglas AD-1 Skyraider (more than 3,000 were built). Introduced shortly after the end of WWII, serving in Korea and the early years of Vietnam.

failed Lockheed P-38 Lightning evolutions: the XP-49 and XP-58 Chain Lightning  (via the Bill Pippin and Ray Crupi collections on 1000aircraftphotos)

failed Lockheed P-38 Lightning evolutions: the XP-49 and XP-58 Chain Lightning (via the Bill Pippin and Ray Crupi collections on 1000aircraftphotos)

Heinkel He-111 over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain.

Heinkel He-111 over the English Channel during the Battle of Britain.

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Avia S-199 of the Israeli Air Force. The S-199 was based off the Messerschmitt Bf-109.

Avia S-199 of the Israeli Air Force. The S-199 was based off the Messerschmitt Bf-109.

Boeing B-17 bomber. The classic American bomber, mainstay of the Mighty Eighth Air Force that pounded Germany from English bases.

Boeing B-17 bomber. The classic American bomber, mainstay of the Mighty Eighth Air Force that pounded Germany from English bases.

Lancaster bombers were produced in great numbers in England , Scotland and Wales At the time it was the worlds largest and fastest bomber. The picture shows one in flight with four mighty Merlin engines taking it into the wild blue yonder and the other with its 8 ton load ready for an operation against the Axis forces. Source: Forces War Records Historic library.

Lancaster bombers were produced in great numbers in England , Scotland and Wales At the time it was the worlds largest and fastest bomber. The picture shows one in flight with four mighty Merlin engines taking it into the wild blue yonder and the other with its 8 ton load ready for an operation against the Axis forces. Source: Forces War Records Historic library.

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