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    WW2 Aircraft of 1944

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

    The most critical year of the war - 1944 - provided some of the more impressive design developments concerning the air war.





    There are a total of (68) World War 2 Aircraft of 1944 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1944
    Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
    The Aichi-produced B7A "Ryusei" (translated to "Shooting Star" and nicknamed "Grace" by the Allies) ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
    The E16A Zuiun (translated into "Auspicious Cloud" and codenamed "Paul" by the Allies) was a dedicat... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
    As the German Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" ("Swallow") holds the distinction of becoming the worl... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
    The Ar E.381 rocket-fighter proposal was submitted in 1944 for review by the German Air Ministry. Wh... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.580
    Once the Volksjager competition came around in 1944, Arado Flugzeugwerke went back to a 1943 design ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.581.4
    The Arado Ar E.581.4 was a proposed single-seat, jet-powered fighter design put forth by the Arado c... [Read More]
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    1944
    Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28)
    The XA-38 was a developmental twin-engine heavy fighter produced by the Beech Aircraft firm. By all ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Bell XP-77
    The deteriorating war situations in both Europe and the Far East during World War 2 began forcing Am... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 155
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 155 can trace its long and ever changing history back to a Messerschmitt project... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 155

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 238
    The mammoth Blohm & Voss Bv 238 was the next evolution in the Blohm & Voss flying boat series for Ge... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 40
    While generally focused on shipbuilding for its role in history, the German concern of Blohm und Vos... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
    Despite the successes encountered by the German Luftwaffe with their famous Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" di... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.208
    Blohm and Voss, the famous German shipbuilder of World War 2 was also responsible for several of the... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.209.02
    1944 presented a myriad of problems for the Germans during World War 2 (1939-1945). Such was the pai... [Read More]
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    1944
    BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    In the years leading up to World War 2 (1939-1945) the German Luftwaffe mistakenly neglected heavy b... [Read More]
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    1944
    Boeing XF8B
    The Boeing XF8B "do-everything" carrier-based fighter-bomber prototype of World War 2 (1939-1945) em... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XF8B

    1944
    Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
    The story of the Consolidated Vultee TBY "Sea Wolf" began with competitor Vought who earned a single... [Read More]
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    1944
    Curtiss SC Seahawk
    World War 2 (1939-1945) required an equal victory over the sea as it did over land, particularly for... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SC Seahawk

    1944
    Curtiss XF14C
    Curtiss Aircraft enjoyed success with its inline piston-engined P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighters wh... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas BTD Destroyer
    The awkward-looking Douglas BTD Destroyer was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company for use on A... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 423)
    The Douglas XB-31 "Raidmaster" became one of four submissions passed along to the United States Army... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    World War 2 (1939-1945) provided American aeronautical engineers with something of a blank canvas wh... [Read More]
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    1944
    Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)
    The Fiseler Fi 103R was, in essence, the piloted form of the successful V-1 rocket that terrorized L... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)

    1944
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
    Focke-Achgelis was founded prior to World War 2 in 1937 and marked a partnership between Heinrich Fo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 269

    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
    While the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" long-range heavy bomber became a troublesome bomber design, it was ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
    The situation in Germany during World War 2 was one that forced its aviation industry to continually... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier
    For a brief moment in World War 2 history (1939-1945), some elements of the German hierarchy enterta... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)
    The Ta 154 Moskito ("Mosquito") was another product of the Focke-Wulf aircraft design firm operating... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)

    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]
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    1944
    Hawker Tempest
    The Hawker Tempest originally appeared as an improved Hawker Typhoon, the war-winning aircraft that ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest

    1944
    Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)
    Towards the end of World War 2, there was a definitive shift in German thinking from piston-powered ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)

    1944
    Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
    Several aviation concerns of World War 2 fame (1939-1945) delved into the concept of Vertical Take-O... [Read More]
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    1944
    Horton Ho X
    The Horten Ho X (10) continued the Horten Brother's love affair with the flying wing concept. The co... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Horton Ho X

    1944
    Ilyushin IL-1
    The Ilyushin Design Bureau was founded in Moscow, Russia during January of 1933 and its services wer... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-1

    1944
    Junkers Ju 287
    The Junkers Ju 287 certainly proved one of the most unique of the approved late-war, jet-powered des... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 287

    1944
    Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker)
    The Junkers Ju 88 became a workhorse medium bomber for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker)

    1944
    Junkers Ju 488
    The German concern of Junkers took on many aircraft projects during, and before to the end, of World... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 488

    1944
    Kawanishi J6K Jinpu (Squall)
    With the need for a new faster-flying, high-altitude land-based interceptor to combat the growing pr... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawanishi J6K Jinpu (Squall)

    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
    The two-seat, twin-engine Ki-102 was classified as a close-support/heavy fighter aircraft and develo... [Read More]
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    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
    Despite serving in limited numbers, fielded with no search-finding radar and appearing as the only I... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lavochkin La-7
    The Lavochkin La-7 was an improved variant of the preceding La-5 form. It incorporated a new Shvetso... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-7

    1944
    Lippisch P.13A
    Alexander Lippisch (1894-1976) became an important figure in aviation research, having earned his "w... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    The XP-58 "Chain Lightning" was initially envisioned as a larger version of the successful Lockheed ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning

    1944
    Martin-Baker MB.5
    Martin-Baker, who would go one to become a well-known aircraft ejection seat-maker, originally was i... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.5

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
    The German Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet" was perhaps the most unique frontline, operational-level fig... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
    The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the German answer to a failing war effort heading into 1945 during Worl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 328
    The "parasite" fighter had long held an interest within the minds of aircraft engineers, particularl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 328

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101
    The Messerschmitt Me P.1101 was a swept-wing, single-seat, single-engine jet-powered fighter aircraf... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
    In 1944, Messerschmitt (among other German aircraft firms) was hard at work penciling out design con... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1106
    Realizing the limitations of the P.1101 jet-powered, variable-wing fighter design, German engineer D... [Read More]
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    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-109
    The Mitsubishi Ki-109 was a specialized derivative of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 heavy bomber detailed els... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-109

    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
    The Mitsubishi-designed Ki-67 Hiryu (translated to "flying dragon" and dubbed "Peggy" by the Allies)... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)

    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-73 (Steve)
    During May of 1943, Japanese authorities delivered a new requirement for a single-seat, single-engin... [Read More]
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    1944
    Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    Just as the Germans devised their "Amerika Bomber" program of World War 2 (1939-1945) to attack Amer... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)

    1944
    Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)
    Japanese aircraft engineers made some notable contributions to military air power prior to, and duri... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)

    1944
    Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
    Out of the many fine fighters available to the Japanese Army in the closing months of World War 2, n... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)

    1944
    Polikarpov TIS
    The Polikarpov name is long-remembered for the stout, open-air cockpit fighters serving the Soviet U... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Polikarpov TIS

    1944
    Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
    The Republic XP-72 Wasp Major-powered "Super Thunderbolt" was being developed in the latter part of ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt

    1944
    Saab B18
    The nation of Sweden maintained a neutral stance during World War 2 (1939-1945) but was not blind to... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab B18

    1944
    Supermarine Spiteful
    The Supermarine Spiteful was an outgrowth of the fabulous, war-winning Supermarine Spitfire single-e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spiteful

    1944
    Tachikawa Ki-74 (Pat / Patsy)
    In the realm of World War 2 Japanese Empire aviation, Tachikawa certainly does not carry the same we... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tachikawa Ki-74 (Pat / Patsy)

    1944
    VL Humu
    Finnish wartime aero industry managed a few notable entries during World War 2 (1939-1945), its adve... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the VL Humu

    1944
    Vultee XA-41
    It was during September of 1942 that the United States Army commissioned the Vultee Aircraft concern... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XA-41

    1944
    Westland Welkin
    With its origins in the Westland Whirlwind, the Westland Welkin (meaning "Vault of Heaven") was a tw... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Welkin

    1944
    Yakovlev Yak-3
    The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a further development of the Yak-1 series of fighters (detailed elsewhere on ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-3

    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
    The twin-engine combat platform proved popular with the forces of the Japanese Empire during World W... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)

    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
    The Yokosuka P1Y2 "Kyokko" ("Aurora") became an offshoot of the original P1Y1 Medium Bomber (detail... [Read More]
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