of the World
aircraft have been and are a very large part of aviation history
as the need for protection has often been greater than the need
for transportation. Countries have far greater financial
resources than private industry and many have used them to fund
the development of new technology, which eventually became
available for civilian use. This is well demonstrated by the
Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber. It was the first airplane to utilized swept back
wings with engines were suspended from them. The giant B-52 followed
the same basic design. Later, Boeing used its knowledge
and experience with the design to develop the Boeing 707, the first successful
jetliner. Other companies followed suit. Today,
almost every modern airliner traces its design roots back to the
B-47. This process has been repeated time and time
again. Some of today's automobiles utilize global
positioning system and heads-up displays originally developed for
But these great accomplishments must be regarded as
secondary consequences. The warplane's primary function
has the been to project the will of its nation. Sometimes
the goals have been less than noble. Like any weapon,
aircraft can be used for both good and for evil.
We offer the world's largest selection of
military aircraft models. Toward making it easy for you to
pursue your areas of interest, we have arranged them by time
period, then by country.
|World War I
- The biplanes and tri-planes of The
Great War. Curtis Jenny, de-Havilland DH-4 bomber,
Nieuport 17c, SE-51 Scout, Sopwith Camel, Spad XIII, and many
- the "tween war" period.
Boeing P-12, P-26 Peashooter, Martin B-10 Bomber, :Steerman PT-17
Kaydet, are just a few of the famous planes developed during this
| World War II
- Huge battles between enormous
aircraft armadas. The golden days of military air.
Arranged by country. American Army Air Forces attack planes,
fighter, bombers and cargo planes. Highlights include the
B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator, the B-29 Superfortress,
the P-40 Warhawk, the P-47 Thunderbolt, the P-51 Mustang and the
C-47 Skymaster, often called the Gooney Bird. Navy planes
include the F4U Corsair, F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F87 Bearcat.
British planes include Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire, Mosquito
and Typhoon. German planes include Bf-109, Bf-110, Fw-190
and more. The Japanese Air Force is represented by the
Betty, Claude, Tony and Zero. Plus airplanes from France,
Italy and the USSR.
- The Cold war & Vietnam.
Huge section organized by country, then service, then aircraft
type. USAF bombers, fighters, transports and special purpose
aircraft. Many planes of the United States Navy, Marines and
Coast Guard. Classics include the B-36, B-47, B-52, F-84,
F-86, F-89, F-100, F-101, F-102, F-104, F-106, U-2, C-119, C-124,
C-131, C-144, U-2, etc., etc. etc. Helicopters listed
- The fixed wing planes of today.
Combat and Support Aircraft of the United States Air Force, the
United States Navy and the United States Coast Guard.
A-10, B-1, B-2, F-15, F-16, F-22, Tomcat, Harrier, Prowler,
Hornet. Plus a few planes from other coutries.
note that Helicopters
are listed separately