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    WW2 Aircraft of 1943

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

    The air war in 1943 finally began to see major technological advancements put into play in an effort to gain the advantage in the skies.





    There are a total of (63) World War 2 Aircraft of 1943 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1943
    Arado Ar E.340
    Arado proposed the Ar E.340 for a German Air Ministry requirement during World War 2 calling for a t... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.555
    Arado proposed this E.555 flying wing concept towards the end of 1943 as a high-speed long-range bom... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.654 (Kampfzerstorer / Skorpion)
    The Arado Ar E.654 was proposed as a heavy fighter / destroyer platform designed from another Arado... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13 was a design concept envisioned as a rocket-propelled interceptor for the ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15 concept was born out of an in-house research project studying the possibil... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
    With development of the advanced twin-engine, jet-powered Ar 234 "Blitz" bomber coming along, the Ar... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23
    The single-seat, jet-powered Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 design was penciled sometime in 1943. Categorized... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    At its core, the Bell P-63 Kingcobra proved a modest improvement over the relative failure that was ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bell XP-52 / XP-59
    Bell provided its XP-52 design as a contender for a new United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) fighter... [Read More]
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    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
    The Blohm & Voss concern of Germany has been remembered primarily as a shipbuilder but it also provi... [Read More]
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    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.192
    The German concern of Blohm & Voss (also Blohm und Voss) is largely remembered for their commitment ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]
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    1943
    Brewster XA-32
    The United States Army Air Corps appreciated the tactical scope of the German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 8... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bristol Buckingham
    In the lead-up to World War 2, British authorities sought to shore up key limitations in their arsen... [Read More]
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    1943
    Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
    The Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer was a further development of the United States Navy's PB4Y-1 anti-... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss XP-62
    Curtiss Aeroplane's success in delivering a U.S. Army fighter was in the classic P-40 "Warhawk" line... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    The XP-55 Ascender was an unorthodox attempt by the Curtiss-Wright company that produced just three ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Prior to America's entry into World War 2 (1939-1945) in 1941, the war was viewed from an "outside-l... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Barracuda
    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo b... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Firefly
    The Fairey Firefly was a hugely successful, two-seat, carrierborne fighter aircraft serving with the... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur)
    Undoubtedly, the Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur) served as Italy's best fighter design of World War 2. ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    General Motors became a major player in the American manufacturing realm when World War 2 arrived fo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle

    1943
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail)
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    1943
    Focke-Wulf Projekt II
    Famous German aviation engineer Kurt Tank (designer of the Fw 190 and Ta 153 fighters) fleshed out t... [Read More]
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    1943
    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    The F6F Hellcat was the successor to - and a logical evolution of - the capable F4F Wildcat series o... [Read More]
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    1943
    Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)
    The advanced Heinkel He 219 "Uhu" (meaning "Eagle-Owl") was an impressive dedicated night-fighter pl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    There were many German aviation concerns lending their talents to the war effort of World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1943
    Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    The Hughes Model D-2 was born around 1937 to compete for the US Army Air Corp's (USAAC) contract for... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 187
    Throughout the latter half of the 1930s and into the early 1940s, the Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" dive bom... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    When the new Junkers Ju 288 - a design meant to replace the Junkers Ju 88 series of bombers - ran in... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 252
    Junkers of Germany was approached by passenger carrier Lufthansa for a new transport design to succe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 252

    1943
    Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules)
    While the Junkers Ju 252 had proven itself the expected improvement over the original Ju 52 tri-moto... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules)

    1943
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    The German Junkers Ju 390 long range heavy bomber was intended to be able to strike far-off location... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju P.009 (Hubjager)
    The situation for Germany during World War 2 (1939-1945) was taking a turn for the worse during the ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
    Early in World War 2 (1939-1945), Japanese authorities understood that their conquest of the Pacific... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (George)
    Despite some early setbacks in design, the Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" (or "violet lightning" - codena... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)
    The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (meaning "Swallow" and codenamed "Tony" by the Allies) was another of the of... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob)
    During the height of World War 2 (1939-1945), all major participants undertook various programs to f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob)

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-88
    Concerned about the slow progress in getting the complex Kawasaki Ki-64 Heavy Fighter into the air (... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-88

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-96
    After witnessing the successes encountered by the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine, two-seat ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-96

    1943
    Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
    Before the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" made its introduction in 1944 and forever changed the directi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)

    1943
    Luftwaffe Mistel (Mistletoe)
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 (1939-1945) embarked on many aircraft programs throughout the co... [Read More]
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    1943
    Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound)
    The Macchi C.205 "Veltro" ("Greyhound") - also known as "MC.205" - was a further evolution of the Ma... [Read More]
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    1943
    Martin JRM Mars
    World War 2 proved the swan song for the flying boat, large aircraft granted boat-like hulls and hig... [Read More]
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    1943
    McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    The XP-67 was the first attempt by the McDonnell corporation to build a fighter for the United State... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 209-II
    The Messerschmitt Me 209-II was a proposed successor to the far-reaching Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighte... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 210
    The twin-engined heavy fighter saw its battlefield usefulness realized during World War 2 where desi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 210

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
    No sooner had the Messerschmitt Me 321 unpowered glider entered service that a powered version was b... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet)
    The Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse ("Hornet") was a further development of the ultimately-abandoned M... [Read More]
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    1943
    Miles M.39B (Libellula)
    The M.39 "Libellula" was conceived of by the Miles Aircraft concern during the early 1940s as World ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill)
    The torpedo bomber was born in the period preceding World War 1 (1914-1918) and had advanced conside... [Read More]
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    1943
    North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
    The A-36 Apache was a United States Army version of the successful North American P-51 Mustang pisto... [Read More]
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    1943
    Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
    The Northrop P-61 Black Widow became the United States' first aircraft specifically designed from th... [Read More]
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    1943
    Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    The XP-56 "Black Bullet" was a "pursuit fighter" designed by the Northrop Corporation to a United St... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet

    1943
    Piaggio P.119
    There were several aircraft of the World War 2 period (1939-1945) that attempted the concept of moun... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Piaggio P.119

    1943
    Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer)
    The culmination of the Reggiane Re.2000 series of Italian-originated fighter aircraft of World War 2... [Read More]
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    1943
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.92
    The conjoining of two airframes to produce an all-new design was a somewhat common occurrence throug... [Read More]
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    1943
    Tachikawa Ki-70 (Clara)
    From 1941 onwards, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) relied on the twin-engine Mitsubishi... [Read More]
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    1943
    VL Myrsky (Storm)
    Prior to its war with the Soviets, Finnish authorities were contemplating an indigenous fighter desi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the VL Myrsky (Storm)

    1943
    Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    The promising nature of the Vought V-173 technology demonstrator produced a US Navy fighter contract... [Read More]
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    1943
    Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    The Vultee XP-54 was one of the more distinct aircraft creations designed during World War 2. Produc... [Read More]
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    1943
    Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
    In line with other classic wartime fighters of World War 2, the Yakovlev-produced Yak-9 was another ... [Read More]
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