Top Ten Aircraft of World War 2DJHonore A slug out between the great aircraft of world war 2 from all nations. All aircraft on this list are listed in the following format:
[Nation of Origin] Short Code "Plane Name" (Plane Type)
Please provide objective reasons for your vote(s)
The Top Ten
Are you kidding? This is the most overrated aircraft ever. All it had going for it was its range.which admiitedly was a great feature and proved invaluable when the Luftwaffe was running out of fuel in 1945. It was also very stable but this meant that it wasn't a natural dogfighter. However, good plane though it was, it was a "Jack of all trades and master of none". There were plenty of other planes that could go faster, outclimb it, outturn it etc. etc. A better MRCA in WW2 is the B ritish Mosquito. This could do evrything the P51 could do.
Mustang was better than any other aircraft in world war 2. Spitfire didn't had range of P-51, nor speed or anything except firepower. And Mosquito was used to destroy submarines. - P-51IsDaBest
A bomber that wasn't really a bomber. It was very pretty to look at but its bomb load was pathetically small and the plane was outdated by 1940. Even the Norden bombsight wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
This is quite simply the best single engined allied fighter of WW2. It was faster than everything else except for the Hawker Tempest and the Sea Fury. It had a tight turn, fast roll rate and an incredible rate of climb (twice that of the P51 which is an incredibly overrated aircraft). People criticise it for its lack of range but it was designed as a point defense fighter. In any case, later models had drop tanks fitted and were used a lot for photo- reconnaissance. A truly great plane.
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2. [USA] Grumman F6F "Hellcat" (Fighter)
3. [USA] B-29 "Superfortress" (Bomber)