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    WW2 Aircraft of 1941

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/5/2015

    The Allies did all they could to stave off elimination during 1941 - a year that saw the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.





    There are a total of (61) World War 2 Aircraft of 1941 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1941
    Aichi E13A (Jake)
    Based on number alone, the Aichi production E13A series of floatplanes (dubbed "Jake" by the Allies)... [Read More]
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    1941
    Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede)
    The Arado aircraft concern of Germany produced one of the more identifiable large transport aircraft... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede)

    1941
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle became one of those aircraft designs that evolved into a role not ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle

    1941
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    The Beechcraft C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation's civilian-minded Model 18 "Twin Bee... [Read More]
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    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-39 Airacobra

    1941
    Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 222 Wiking (translating to "Viking") was a large German flying boat design of Wo... [Read More]
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    1941
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    When The Boeing Company acquired the Stearman company in 1939, it also acquired the design and produ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing-Stearman Kaydet

    1941
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed to sell the United States Navy (USN) its proposed airc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer

    1941
    Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
    The Brewster aviation concern managed some - albeit slow - headway on their XSBA/SBN carrier aircraf... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1

    1941
    CAC Wackett
    The CAC Wackett was an indigenously designed and developed dedicated basic trainer for the Royal Aus... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wackett

    1941
    CAC Woomera (A23)
    The CAC A23 "Woomera" was a short-lived dive bomber/torpedo bomber of Australian design during World... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Woomera (A23)

    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk

    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

    1941
    Curtiss XP-46
    The smallish XP-46 was to be the answer for the deficiencies encountered in the P-40 Warhawk platfor... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-46

    1941
    Curtiss XP-60
    Many attempts by many American companies were made to replace outmoded and outgoing fighters in serv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-60

    1941
    Dornier Do 217
    The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (193... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 217

    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston

    1941
    Douglas A-24 Banshee
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945), United States military aviation doctrine centered primarily on gai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-24 Banshee

    1941
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas Aircraft played a major role in American aviation from the 1920s into the 1960s, encompassin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)

    1941
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
    The military helicopter earned its wings over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War (1950-1953)... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)

    1941
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
    While the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter/fighter-bomber became the iconic German fighter of World War ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)

    1941
    Gloster E.28/39
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    1941
    Gotha Go.242
    After the stunning successes of German airborne troops using gliders in the opening stages of World ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Gotha Go.244
    The Gotha Go.244 was based on the original Go.242 glider model of 1941 though now the design had evo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Gotha Go.244

    1941
    Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Firmly entrenched as an aircraft supplier to the United States Navy, the Grumman aircraft company se... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)

    1941
    Hawker Sea Hurricane
    When the need arose for British shipping to be protected from air attack during World War 2, the lan... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Hurricane

    1941
    Hawker Typhoon
    The Hawker Typhoon (affectionate known as the "Tiffie") was initially intended as a dedicated interc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Typhoon

    1941
    Heinkel He 280
    Though never produced in any operational format, the Heinkel He 280 series was the world's first tur... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 280

    1941
    Henschel Hs P.75
    The Henschel Hs P.75 appeared in 1941 as a possible contender to the outmoded and outclassed Messers... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Henschel Hs P.75

    1941
    IAR 80 / IAR 81
    When first unveiled in 1938, the Romanian-produced I.A.R. 80 (IAR = Industria Aeronautica Romana) pi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IAR 80 / IAR 81

    1941
    Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik
    The Il-2 Sturmovik (or "Shturmovik") was designed as a low-level close-support aircraft capable of d... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik

    1941
    Kawasaki Ki-60
    The Kawasaki Ki-60 was an ultimately abandoned interceptor/fighter design that was attempted as earl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-60

    1941
    Lavochkin LaGG-3
    The LaGG-3 piston-engine pursuit fighter (the LaGG in the designation coming from "Lavochkin-Gorbuno... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin LaGG-3

    1941
    Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)
    The Macchi C.202 Folgore ("Thunderbolt") served as one of the top Italian-designed fighters during t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)

    1941
    Martin B-26 Marauder
    The Martin B-26 Marauder overcame a rocky start to become one of the finest medium bombers of World ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder

    1941
    Martin Baltimore
    The Martin Baltimore (Model 187) was a light-/medium-class bomber whose design developed from the Ma... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin Baltimore

    1941
    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    The Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner was a World War 2-era flying boat used in the maritime reconnaissan... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner

    1941
    Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
    The Messerschmitt Me 321 "Gigant" ("Giant") was developed as a large cargo hauler to help supplement... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)

    1941
    Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
    Even as early as 1938, Nazi Germany made plans for an eventual war against the United States. It was... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)

    1941
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 / MiG-3
    Despite being one of the fastest Soviet piston-engine designs in the early years of the war, the MiG... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 / MiG-3

    1941
    Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
    The Empire of Japan's military aviation industry played catch up to the world on its path to World W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)

    1941
    Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
    Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (coden... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)

    1941
    Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
    Since May of 1937, the Empire of Japan - both the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force and the Imperial ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Nakajima B5N (Kate)
    The Nakajima B5N series of torpedo bombers originating from Japan were considered the best of their ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima B5N (Kate)

    1941
    Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)
    The Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (meaning "Demon Queller" and codenamed "Tojo" by the Allies) was a single e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)

    1941
    Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
    The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (meaning "storm dragon" and codenamed "Helen" by the Allies) heavy bomber ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)

    1941
    Northrop N-1M
    John "Jack" Northrop long held a fascination with the "flying wing" concept, an aircraft that did no... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-1M

    1941
    Northrop N-3PB Nomad
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    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop N-3PB Nomad

    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)

    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-3
    The Petlyakov Pe-2 was an original Soviet twin-engined aircraft design emerging in the late-1930s, b... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-3

    1941
    Piper L-4 Grasshopper
    The Piper L-4 Grasshopper evolved from the successful Piper Cub series that took to the air as early... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper

    1941
    Radioplane OQ-2
    Today's multi-billion dollar UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and drone industry held some rather modes... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Radioplane OQ-2

    1941
    Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
    While the other major global participant of World War 2 found tremendous successes with their variou... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)

    1941
    Republic P-43 Lancer
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-43 Lancer

    1941
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.84
    With the arrival of World War 2 in September 1939, many existing aircraft of all types were pressed ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.84

    1941
    Short Stirling
    The Short Sterling formed the backbone of British RAF heavy bomber groups beginning in January of 19... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling

    1941
    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    The massive American military of World War 2 (1939-1945) fielded various "Light Observation and Liai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)

    1941
    Sukhoi Su-2
    The Sukhoi Su-2 was the first aircraft design of Pavel Sukhoi and became a two-seat light bomber fie... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-2

    1941
    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    The A-35 Vengeance was a dive bomber produced by the Vultee Aircraft Company and resulted in over a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance

    1941
    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    A shortage of modern monoplane fighters worldwide preceding World War 2 (1939--1945) meant that virt... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)