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A place to share anything about anything flying in the last great war.

Welcome to r/WWIIplanes.

Most anything goes here as long as it's related to the subject of WWII aircraft. Videos and schematics of actual planes, to models, engines, weapons, paint schemes, sound effects, video games, history, pictures, stories...if it involves flight in WWII it's fair game

Things aren't too serious around here, just don't be a douche. There will be pictures of swastikas.

Apart from that: have fun , be interesting, submit content and spread the word about this subreddit if you know anyone who likes the subject.


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A Luftwaffe caricature of a British jet fighter, WW2 [680x510]

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2023/02/07
23:01 UTC

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Amazing German Aircraft Of WW2: Dornier Do. 335 and Blohm & Voss Bv P.163 [VIDEO]

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2023/02/07
20:57 UTC

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Behind The Collection: MAPS Air Museum.

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2023/02/07
18:21 UTC

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B-18 36-343 of the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron in Australia 1943. So now we know the Bolo was in combat at that date in the SW Pacific.

8 Comments
2023/02/07
15:19 UTC

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USAAF Bristol Beaufighter from the 414th Night Fighter Squadron, Tunisia, 1943. The British aircraft equipped 4 USAAF night fighter squadrons until late in the war lacking any better types. The P-61 Black Widow did not arrive in Europe until Feb 1944 and enter combat service in June 1944.

7 Comments
2023/02/07
09:46 UTC

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The Petlyakov Pe-8 was a Soviet heavy bomber designed before World War II, and the only four-engine bomber the USSR built during the war. [1820 x 1000]

5 Comments
2023/02/07
01:21 UTC

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I took a ride on B-25 Maid in the Shade on Saturday. It was awesome. Here is some video.

5 Comments
2023/02/07
01:03 UTC

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Over the weekend, someone posted a picture of a P38 on the ground with clear blue sky's. I said it was a photoshop fake. So here is the original picture that was taken in 1944.

24 Comments
2023/02/06
18:43 UTC

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Do 17 Z-2s over France, summer 1940 [798 x 556]

5 Comments
2023/02/06
14:42 UTC

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Soviet Polikarpov I-16 fighter equipped with winter gear during the Winter War, 1939.

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2023/02/06
09:56 UTC

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Finally got my Lancaster tea

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2023/02/06
07:50 UTC

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In The Final Countdown, why did F-14 gun down the first A6M2 Zero, but the other F-14 fired an air-to-air missile at the second A6M2?

It feels contradictory for one of the F-14's to gun down the first A6M2 Zero, but the other F-14 to fire an air-to-air missile ("AAM") at the second A6M2. Is this distinction a goof? If not, what distinguishes the choice of different weapons?

Did the first pilot use rounds from the M61A1 Vulcan rotary cannon, because he needed merely a handful and they are cheaper? I know from military service that militaries don't want you to shoot rabbits with elephant guns, or kill flies with cruise missiles. On August 29, 1998, Canadian Major Roland Lavoie remarked, "Also, it might be overkill spending a couple of hundred thousand dollars on a missile to shoot down a balloon that's drifting away." I can't identify the air-to-air missile ("AAM") from this Youtube video, but it costs more than the handful of rounds from the F-14's rotary cannon.

https://aviation.stackexchange.com/q/97386

6 Comments
2023/02/06
01:09 UTC

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Rear view of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning at sunset. (1500 x 1021)

7 Comments
2023/02/05
23:07 UTC

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USS Biloxi. Preparing to catapult a Curtiss SO3C "Seamew" from her starboard catapult, during her shakedown, circa October 1943. Note that the port catapult, and plane have been turned to clear the launching area, prior to training the starboard catapult.

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2023/02/05
17:38 UTC

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Vickers Wellesley of No. 47 Squadron RAF based at Agordat, Eritrea, in flight during a bombing sortie to Keren. Keren was attacked by the British during the East African Campaign of the Second World War. [2320 x 1772]

7 Comments
2023/02/05
17:36 UTC

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The Bristol Blenheim

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2023/02/05
17:03 UTC

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Opel Maultier towing a 10.5cm leFH 18 unloaded from a Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant in Italy

2 Comments
2023/02/05
14:57 UTC

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Heinkel He 111 flight crew during a high level bombing mission over the Eastern Front

4 Comments
2023/02/04
20:24 UTC

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USS Biloxi. Personnel inspection on the ship's afterdeck, during her shakedown period, circa October 1943. Note her aircraft catapults, with Curtiss SO3C floatplanes on top, and her hangar hatch cover.

6 Comments
2023/02/04
18:04 UTC

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Messerschmitt Bf 110 of Zerstörergeschwader 76 in flight

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2023/02/04
14:36 UTC

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YP-38 Lightning in flight in 1941

2 Comments
2023/02/04
13:47 UTC

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Douglas B-18 Bolo at Floyd Bennett Field in late July 1937

5 Comments
2023/02/04
03:34 UTC

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The pilot's cockpit of an Aichi D3A1 "Val" dive bomber shot down during the Pearl Harbor Attack, 1941

3 Comments
2023/02/04
03:12 UTC

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Hot air hoses used to dry out a Blohm & Voss BV 138 flying boat

1 Comment
2023/02/04
01:42 UTC

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Yakovlev Yak 1 183IAP 269IAD Red 1 flown by Mikhail D Baranov Stalingrad front 1942.

1 Comment
2023/02/04
01:06 UTC

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Fiat G.50 Freccia fighters of the Regia Aeronautica on a captured Greek airfield in late 1940

1 Comment
2023/02/03
16:33 UTC

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Canadian Douglas Digby (B-18 Bolo) RCAF 751 in flight.

6 Comments
2023/02/03
15:33 UTC

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Seven Grumman TBM-3D Avenger bombers of night torpedo squadron VT(N)-90 flying in formation in January 1945. The squadron was part of Night Air Group 90 on the carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6). Note radar pods in right-side wings, and the distinctive tail insignia. [600 x 587]

4 Comments
2023/02/03
14:30 UTC

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