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Warplane Innovations: Looking Back at the Few Inspirations

Aviation history reveals the evolution of fighter planes. For many decades since the creation of the first “scouts”, various aircraft corporations and different collaborators have developed and introduced fighter plane innovations. Premeditated for air-to-air combat, fighter planes are fast, easy to maneuver and relatively undersized. Modern-day fighter planes, however, are already equipped with high-tech gadgets and advanced defensive systems to assist the fighter pilots in carrying out its accurate function and hitting precise targets in any aerial combat.

By designs, experts’ judgment, and performance in combat, these fighters were really awe-inspiring and historic. How they impacted the aviation history is truly remarkable. But then again, whether one is a pro, an enthusiast, someone who wants to Trade-A-Plane, or just interested to learn and explore the aviation history, he needs to know, learn and never to forget few of the top fighters of all time, for these are also the inspirations of modern advancement in aviation technology.

# 1 North American Aviation P-51 Mustang

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an absolute war winner. It was a long-range, single-seat fighter-bomber that successfully played critical roles during the World War II and other historic battles. Truly, it deserves to be treasured and valued for its great contribution. Not only it holds the reputation of being the best designed fighter of all time; it is also regarded as one of the fastest warplanes in history.

#2 British Supermarine Spitfire

The British Supermarine Spitfire was a legendary fighter in history—both for its beauty, design and performance in different warfare, especially on cutting off the notorious V-1 terror weapon of Hitler. The Spitfire was known to be able to handle any kind of weaponry, making it impressively unique and at par with the world’s best. This fighter was always one of best designed and fastest warplanes in the world, and is always the unequalled emblem of victory and Britain’s finest.

#3 Focke-Wulf Fw 190

One of World War II’s highlights when it comes to successful fighter planes was the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The summer of 1941 was said to be the most significant time for the launching of this fighter, which was among the highly advanced creations of the period. Considered as the German’s best fighter, the single-seat and single-engine Fw 190 was a high-speed, effective, and maneuverable aircraft WWII ever had and proved to be superior and highly successful.

#4 Chance Vought F4U Corsair

Powerful, formidable and fast, the “Whistling Death,” as the Japanese would call it, was one of the most amazing fighter planes of all time. It played stunning roles during World War II and thousands of other combats. Carrying incredible sets of weaponry, the F4U was a carrier-capable fighter-bomber that impressively performed its functions during the wars.

# 5 Grumman F6F Hellcat

With top speed of 611 kilometers per hour, the F6F Hellcat was a strong, ingenious and highly effective carrier fighter in the aviation history. Equipped with bullet-resistant windshield and a tremendous arsenal, it was very efficient in securing Pacific Theater’s aerial superiority. The American pilots considered it an “ace maker” and had proven to be one of the most reliable and best fighter of all time.

While technological advancement offers cutting-edge ways to develop the warplanes, people continue to preserve and admire the ones they treasure and consider as the fighters of all time. Everyone must remember them for they were inspirations to warplane innovations.


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