The P-51 was the first U.S. fighter aircraft to fly over Europe after the fall of France.
The Mustang destroyed 4,950 enemy aircraft in the air during World War II, more than any other fighter in Europe. Continue reading “P-51 Mustang”
The F-84 was the USAF’s first post-war fighter.
The F-84 was the USAF’s jet fighter that could carry a tactical atomic weapon. Continue reading “F-84 Thunderjet”
No known major achievements Continue reading “Jaguar”
Throughout WW II, the P-47 served in nearly every active war theater as well as for the forces of numerous Allied nations. Continue reading “P-47 Thunderbolt”
First USAF aircraft to exceed 500 mph in level flight
First American jet airplane to be manufactured in large quantities
First USAF jet to be used in combat Continue reading “F-80 Shooting Star”
The Warhawk was the third most numerous US fighter of World War II.
The P-40 was America’s foremost fighter in service at the beginning of WWII. Continue reading “P-40 Warhawk”
The Demon was the first U.S. combat aircraft designed to be armed primarily with missiles rather than guns. Continue reading “F3H Demon”
The JN-4 was America’s most famous World War I airplane. Continue reading “Curtiss JN-4 Jenny”
The P-39 was the first instance where the aircraft was built around a gun.
The tricycle landing gear on the P-39 was the first ever used on a production fighter. Continue reading “P-39 Airacobra”