P-40 fighter/ bomber was the last of the famous "Hawk" line developed by Curtiss Aircraft in the 30s and 40s, and it shared certain design elements with its predecessors. It was the third-most numerous US fighter of WWII.
D520 was a French fighter aircraft that entered service in early 40s, right after the start of WWII. It turned out the best French fighter of the war. The initial prototype of D520 flew in October 1938.
The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and the US Navy's second. It first flew in 47, powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet built under license by Pratt & Whitney as the J42.
Me 163 “Komet” was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft during WWII. The Me 163 Interceptor project code named “Project X” begun in 1937 under directions of Dr. Alexander Lippisch. It was made for defense purposes.
Messerschmitt Me262 "Swallow" was the world's first working jet-powered fighter aircraft. Officially named "Swallow", the Allies named it the “Storm bird”. The Me262 had a negligible impact on the course of the WWII, but its design was highly influential on postwar aircraft development.
P-39 “Airacobra” was one of the best fighter aircraft in service with American forces at the start of World War II. It was developed by the Bell Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft's unusual design featured an Allison engine mounted in the middle of the fuselage, just behind the pilot, driving the propeller through a driveshaft passing between the pilot's...