North American P-51 Mustang

P-51 MUSTANG

The North American P-51 Mustang was the result of an American dive-bomber design and a British engine. It became one of the greatest fighters of World War II. Mustang pilots claimed to have destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft during this war.

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MK-IX SPITFIRE

The mighty Spitfire.  The most widely produced and strategically important British single seat fighter of World War II. The Spitfire's distinctive elliptical wing with cutting edge sunken rivets was designed to have the thinnest possible cross-section, helping give the aircraft a higher top speed than several other fighters.

FOCKEWULF FW-190 

Introduced in 1941, the FW-190 was well respected by Allied pilots.  It was a perfect fighter, fighter - bomber, and anti-tank aircraft. It became the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s Fighter Force.

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MESSERSCHMITT BF 109

The Me or Bf 109, was Germany’s most important fighter aircraft, both in operational importance and in numbers produced. Difficult to handle on the runway, 10% were lost on take-off and landing.

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F-18 HORNET

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multi-role combat jet. Designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft, the Hornet is used by the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

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UH-1H IROQUOIS

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois Helicopter, nicknamed the “Huey,” is a legendary military helicopter. Famous for it's distinctive thumping rotor blade sound, it was built in 1959 for the United States Army. It first saw service in the Vietnam War and is still in service as a multipurpose chopper today.

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F-14 TOMCAT

Famous for it's role in Top Gun, the F-14 Tomcat is one of the most potent and capable aircraft ever built. Initially designed to counter long-range/high-speed bombers, the Tomcat went on to become a precision strike platform following the Gulf War.

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AV-8B HARRIER

The AV8B or Harrier Jump Jet, is capable of vertical or short takeoff and landings. The aircraft is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance.

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