Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf 109

WILLY MESSERSCHMITT Wilhelm “Willy” Emil Messerschmitt (June 26th, 1898 – September 15th, 1978) was one of the most influential German aircraft designers and manufacturers of the 1930’s and World War Two. His aircraft used by the German Luftwaffe were some of the most successful and innovative fighting machines of that period including the Bf 109 (the Bf designation comes… Read More Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf 109

The Supermarine Spitfire and it’s Mighty Merlin Engine

Supermarine Spitfire The Supermarine Spitfire introduced into the Royal Air Force in 1938 found fame during the Battle of Britain in World War Two (1940)and served with distinction in many Air Forces around the World for many years. It suffered from a lack of range (like most fighters designed in the 1930’s) but was perfect for short ranged interceptor missions… Read More The Supermarine Spitfire and it’s Mighty Merlin Engine

Il-2 Sturmovik – The ultimate WW2 “Beast From The East” arrives in Washington

Originally posted on Deano In America:
ILYUSHIN IL-2 STURMOVIK “The IL-2 aircraft are necessary for our Red Army now, like air, like bread“ Joseph Stalin (he demanded prompt and efficient production from factory officials…or else!) IL-2 Sturmovik The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was known to the Soviet troops in WW2 as the “Flying Tank” and to the Germans as “Der Schwarze Tod” (“The Black…