The Hawker Hurricane acquired its greatest successes in 1940 in the Battle of Britain and participated in all theatres of war. Heavily armed with 20 mm cannon the Mk IIC version could also be equipped with bombs and auxiliary tanks. In total over 4700 of the Mk IIC were made.
Me 262 was the first jet interceptor/fighter-bomber in the world to be developed in series and was flown from June 1944. With a top speed of 865 km/h at an altitude of 6000 m, it fought against allied bomber formations.
Bf 109 played a crucial part in all operations during WWII. The prototype first flew on 1935. The single-seat fighter had a 1,435 hp engine which gave it a top speed of 684 km/h at 7,400 m. Production totalled some 35.000 units.
Making of the MiG-21 began in 1953. The aircraft was shown to the world for the first time during an air parade over Moscow in 1961. Its first combat missions were flown against aircraft of the US armed forces over Vietnam in 1966.
Ju 88 was the most universal German aircraft of the WWII. It served as a Dive-Bomber, a Night-Fighter, a Torpedo Bomber as well as a Mine-layer and Reconnaissance Aircraft. Developement began in September 1939.