The most famous British aircraft of WWII featured excellent flying skills with an outstanding performance. The first production Spitfire were made in July 1938. The RR Merlin engine had a maximum speed of 594 km/h.
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.
JAS-39 Gripen Multi Role Combat Aircraft is one of the most successful aircraft ever made. It is highly manoeuvrable and capable of reaching a top speed exceeding Mach 2. It can carry up to 4200 kg of weapons on the fuselage and on underwing pylons.