/r/WWIIplanes

Photograph via snooOG

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.


||||||||||||||||||||||||FLAIR:||||||||||||||||||||||||


Now what pilot would be ready to fly without his badge and what plane without it's markings? You need flair! Without it you might be mistaken for the enemy and shot out of the skies.

Selecting your flair is as easy as getting Hermann Göring to eat schnitzel. Simply select the edit option next to your name on the right of the screen. Select the desired flair and save. Voila, all done. For more information on flair, or more detailed instructions on adding your own HERE

Users wanting Canadian flair, please see this thread.


Other subreddits in the squadron


/r/Historyporn

/r/WWIIpics

/r/WWII

/r/Aviationpics

/r/Aviationgifs

/r/Militaryporn

/r/WarshipPorn

/r/Warthunder

/r/IL2

/r/cockpits

/r/Machineporn

/r/aviationhistory

/r/namethatplane

/r/battlepaintings

/r/WWIIplanes

58,351 Subscribers

1

506th Fighter Squadron - P-47 Thunderbolts 1945, likely at Kelz Airfield (Y-54) or Fritzlar Airfield (Y-86), Germany. (Original Color).

0 Comments
2024/04/15
02:27 UTC

3

A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-75248, coded 3T-Q) of the 36th Fighter Group prepares for take off from Brucheville (A-16), France, 20 August 1944.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
02:16 UTC

10

Private First Class Barbara O'Brien of the Womens Army Corps, paints the nose of a B-26 Marauder (YU-Y. serial number 41-34982) nicknamed "Jolly Roger" of the 323rd Bomb Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publcation 4 Dec 1943.' [stamp] and '295584.'

2 Comments
2024/04/15
02:03 UTC

4

AWM caption : Fenton, NT. c. September 1944. Ground crew working on a Consolidated B24 Liberator bomber aircraft of No. 24 Squadron RAAF in an aircraft dispersal bay.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
02:01 UTC

2

AWM caption : Fenton, NT. c. September 1944. 135401 Leading Aircraftman T. Hawken of Lithgow, NSW, an armourer working on the tail turret of a Consolidated B24 Liberator bomber aircraft of No. 24 Squadron RAAF.

0 Comments
2024/04/15
02:00 UTC

7

Messerschmitt Bf 109V22 JFS2 Stkz NB+NH WNr 1800

0 Comments
2024/04/15
01:26 UTC

18

Armorers manhandle the bomb dolly into place under the He 177's bomb bay. Most interesting are the wheels of the bomb dolly which incorporate their own springs

0 Comments
2024/04/15
01:22 UTC

13

Manhandling SC50 (110 lb.) bombs. The armorers are wearing white coveralls, a style that was supplanted by black one-piece suits later in the War.

1 Comment
2024/04/15
01:16 UTC

205

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4, 8.JG77 (Jagdgeschwader 77), Black 1, bella landed in 1941

13 Comments
2024/04/14
17:47 UTC

34

Messerschmitt Bf 109E lll. JG77 (Jagdgeschwader 77), ground personnel 1941

0 Comments
2024/04/14
17:35 UTC

42

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 8. JG77 (Jagdgeschwader 77), black, code 7+, salvaged in Balkans in 1941

0 Comments
2024/04/14
17:31 UTC

27

644th Bombardment Squadron A-20 Havocs bombing logistics targets near Cherbourg on June 15th 1944

0 Comments
2024/04/14
16:03 UTC

182

Grumman TBF Avenger after it ditched following a catapult mishap on board the USS Santee (often misidentified as the USS Bataan) March 13, 1944

6 Comments
2024/04/14
12:56 UTC

26

Bf 109 F fighters versus Spitfire Mk Vs over France in late 1941

1 Comment
2024/04/14
09:56 UTC

68

The crew members of this He 111 pose for their photo. All three men wear the Knight's cross to the Iron Cross around their necks. Similarly camouflaged He 111's may be discerned on the Russian landscape in the background.

0 Comments
2024/04/14
04:45 UTC

43

A1+BT, a He 111H-3 of KG 53 during the Battle of Britain. The wide bars on the upper surface of the wing show it is the III Gruppe commander's airplane.

0 Comments
2024/04/14
04:43 UTC

100

A Bf 109G-12 of JG 102 somewhere in Germany in 1945. The Bf 109G-12 was a training version built from G-5 and G-6 fuselages with the installation of a cockpit with protruding transparent panels on both sides to improve visibility for the instructor in the rear seat.

1 Comment
2024/04/14
04:28 UTC

18

Messerschmitt Bf 109D2 JFS3 White 39 Stkz DH+DM April 1941

0 Comments
2024/04/14
03:14 UTC

34

Tachikawa Ki-36 'Ida'

0 Comments
2024/04/14
01:53 UTC

87

North American Mustang I AM166 fitted with a pair of 40mm Vickers S guns, pictured in spring 1943 at the A&AEE.

1 Comment
2024/04/14
00:24 UTC

81

EMPIRE FORCES IN THE WESTERN DESERT. STREAMLINED, AMERICAN BUILT GLENN MARTIN MARYLAND AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT SPEED AWAY TO ATTACK ENEMY TARGETS IN LIBYA. HEAVILY ARMED AND FAST, THIS MEDIUM TYPE BOMBER HAS A SPLENDID RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. c. November 1941

4 Comments
2024/04/13
23:42 UTC

16

AWM caption : LABUAN ISLAND, BORNEO. 1945. COCKPIT AND NOSE OF LOCKHEED VENTURA AIRCRAFT OF NO. 13 SQUADRON RAAF, SHOWING PILOT (UNKNOWN) AND NOSE ART, "RELUCTANT DRAGON".

0 Comments
2024/04/13
23:07 UTC

50

A U.S. Navy Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat of Escort Fighter Squadron 27 (VGF-27), nicknamed "Rosenblatt's Reply", on board the escort carrier USS Suwanee (ACV-27), circa in late 1942 or early 1943. Note the overpainted yellow "Operation Torch" marking around its national insignias.

0 Comments
2024/04/13
22:42 UTC

Back To Top