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    WW2 Aircraft of 1939

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/4/2015

    Despite the grand leap in technology seen by war's end, World War 2 began with many surplus goods left from The Great War and the Interwar years.





    There are a total of (26) World War 2 Aircraft of 1939 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1939
    Arado Ar 196
    The Arado Ar 196 was the principle floatplane of the German Luftwaffe throughout World War 2. The ai... [Read More]
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    1939
    Bloch MB.150 (Series)
    The Bloch MB.150 was a family of modern, all-metal monoplane fighter types developed for the French ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bloch MB.150 (Series)

    1939
    Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
    The Boeing Model 314 "Clipper" was a flying boat developed by Boeing Aircraft Company to fulfill a P... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)

    1939
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Breguet Br.690 (Series)
    The multi-crew, twin-engined heavy fighter / ground attack aircraft truly came into its own during t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.690 (Series)

    1939
    CAC Wirraway
    The CAC Wirraway ("Challenge" in the Woiwurrung native tongue) became one of Australia's primary tra... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway

    1939
    Curtiss XP-42
    The Curtiss XP-42 was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk model though it would share som... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-42

    1939
    Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
    In the pre-World War 2 world, engineers at Curtiss-Wright began work on an export-minded, single-sea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon

    1939
    Dewoitine D.520
    The Dewoitine D.520 was a single seat piston-engine fighter designed and built for the French Air Fo... [Read More]
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    1939
    Dornier Do 215
    The Dornier Do 215 was originally intended for export, beginning life as a redesignated version of t... [Read More]
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    1939
    Fiat CR.42 Falco (Falcon)
    Despite its by-gone era appearance, the Fiat CR.42 Falco (meaning "Falcon") played a crucial role in... [Read More]
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    1939
    Flettner Fl 265
    The Flettner Fl 265 served as an experimental helicopter system for the German Kriegsmarine during W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Flettner Fl 265

    1939
    Fokker T.IX
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    1939
    Fokker T.VIII
    Prior to the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War 2, the Dutch maintained a relatively he... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fokker T.VIII

    1939
    Hawker Tornado
    The Hawker Tornado was born of the same initiative that brought forth the Hawker Typhoon of World Wa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tornado

    1939
    Heinkel He 115
    By all accounts, the He 115 series of floatplane aircraft was regarded as the finest such aircraft i... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 115

    1939
    Heinkel He 176
    In the late 1930s, the Heinkel concern of Germany began work on the world's first all-liquid fueled ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 176

    1939
    Heinkel He 178
    The Heinkel He 178 became the world's first practical turbojet-powered aircraft to fly, beginning a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 178

    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 88

    1939
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Ge... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning

    1939
    Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
    The Loire-Nieuport LN.40/LN.401 series of aircraft was a carrier-based dive bomber developed for the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)

    1939
    Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning)
    The Macchi C.200 Saetta ("Lightning" or "Arrow") became a hugely important contributor for the natio... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning)

    1939
    Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
    The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (codenamed "Sally" by the Allies) was a successful medium bomber in service wit... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)

    1939
    SAI-Ambrosini SS.4
    Even before the American Curtiss XP-55 "Ascender" and the Japanese Kyushu J7W "Shinden" came into be... [Read More]
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    1939
    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Along with the Short Brothers and Supermarine, Saunders-Roe (SARO) was a principle flying boat devel... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick

    1939
    Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    The BT-13 Valiant was a stellar trainer aircraft used for basic flight training and for blind instru... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee BT-13 Valiant