KI-201 FIREDRAGON (ME-262A-1)

February 20, 2017 — The Nakajima Ki-201 Karyū was the Japanese Army’s attempt to produce a jet plane based on the German Messerschmitt Me-262. the Army Air Force was trying to perfect their design at the same time the Japanese Navy Air Force was working on the Nakajima Kikka attack plane, taking what was being learned about jet aircraft from the Kikka and applying it to a fighter design. And although both were designed by Nakajima there is no evidence of cooperation between the two teams. READ MORE →

MARINE SPITFIRE MK. V

February 20, 2017 — The Supermarine Spitfire was designed as the British equivalent of the Messerschmitt 109. It was produced by Supermarine, a company that had previously built racing seaplanes, and it was this seaplane design that was used as a basis for the fighter. It had a particular elliptical wing design that gave it an added advance in maneuverability and drastically decreased air drag. READ MORE →

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