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WW2 Aircraft of 1946

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

Had the war progressed into 1946, jet-powered and advanced propeller-driven aircraft would have come into play while helicopters would have seen expanded use.





There are a total of (27) World War 2 Aircraft of 1946 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing is intended as a "what if" presentation so production and developmental aircraft that emerged during 1946 are both showcased.




1946
Arsenal VB-10
The Arsenal VB-10 was the culmination of advanced, prop-driven fighter work by Arsenal de l'Aeronati... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Arsenal VB-10

1946
Bell Model 47
While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Ko... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47

1946
Bristol Brigand
In 1942, the British Air Ministry sought to replace its Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighter fleet with... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Brigand

1946
CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo)
Much of Australian industry was evolved and put to the test during World War 2 (1939-1945). Its avia... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo)

1946
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire held two key distinctions concerning aviation history - she was the ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire

1946
de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet
The de Havilland DH.98 "Mosquito" achieved a tremendous level of success for its part in World War 2... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet

1946
de Havilland DH.108 (Swallow)
The elegant - though highly lethal - de Havilland DH.108 "Swallow" was one of the more important res... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.108 (Swallow)

1946
Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) the United States Navy (USN) - like the United States Air Force (... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)

1946
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
Born from the XB-42 "Mixmaster" program - which sought a unique solution for a budget-conscious medi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

1946
Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
Though only achieving prototype form, the XF-11 was one of the darling designs of famed American avi... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Hughes XR-11 / XF-11

1946
Junkers Ju EF 132
The German Luftwaffe seized on the importance of jet-powered aircraft in the mid-to-latter stages of... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju EF 132

1946
Kawanishi K-200
The Japanese concern of Kawanishi made a name for itself in service to the Empire by delivering a he... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kawanishi K-200

1946
Lavochkin La-150
In February of 1945 Soviet leader Josef Stalin issued a directive for a single-seat fighter to be bu... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-150

1946
Lavochkin La-152 (Series)
In February of 1945, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered aviation concerns to concentrate their energ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-152 (Series)

1946
Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)
Lavochkin produced two notable fighters during the defense of the Soviet Union in World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)

1946
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo)
The MiG-9 (NATO codename of "Fargo") was only the second attempt by the Soviet Union at designing an... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo)

1946
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
The Nakajima concern of the Imperial Japanese nation of World War 2 was already charged with bringin... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu

1946
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fusela... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang

1946
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
The concept of the flying wing bomber had been on the minds of aeronautical engineers for quite some... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35

1946
Republic XF-12 Rainbow
During World War 2, the Republic Aviation name was primarily tied to the excellent P-47 "Thunderbolt... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Republic XF-12 Rainbow

1946
Ryan XF2R Dark Shark
The Ryan "Dark Shark" was an impressive developmental hybrid fighter design considered for service w... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Ryan XF2R Dark Shark

1946
Short S45 Solent
The Golden Age of Flight encompassed the years between the two World Wars and introduced airline tra... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Short S45 Solent

1946
Sud-Ouest SO 6000 Triton
It was an uphill battle for the rebuilding French aviation industry following the close of World War... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sud-Ouest SO 6000 Triton

1946
Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
While the concept of the turbojet engine lingered for some time, it was not put into practical use u... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)

1946
Supermarine Seafang
In the course of the storied career of the fabulous Supermarine Spitfire of the British Royal Air Fo... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafang

1946
Vought F6U Pirate
The Chance Vought V-340 was part of the submissions made to the United States Navy (USN) intending t... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Vought F6U Pirate

1946
Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Yakovlev UT-2 served as the standardized, primary aircraft train... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)