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WW2 Aircraft - 1946

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 10/15/2015

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 (25) 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.

Arsenal VB-10
The Arsenal VB-10 was the culmination of advanced, prop-driven fighter work by Arsenal de l'Aeronatique prior to World War 2 ...
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Bell Model 47
While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Korean War that its practic...
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Bristol Brigand
In 1942, the British Air Ministry sought to replace its Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighter fleet with a newer, faster, twin-en...
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CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo)
Much of Australian industry was evolved and put to the test during World War 2 (1939-1945). Its aviation sector eventually pr...
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de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire held two key distinctions concerning aviation history - she was the first jet-powered aircraf...
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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 (1939-1945) and managed ...
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de Havilland DH.108 (Swallow)
The elegant - though highly lethal - de Havilland DH.108 "Swallow" was one of the more important research aircraft for Britis...
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Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) the United States Navy (USN) - like the United States Air Force (USAF) - undertook a myria...
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Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
Born from the XB-42 "Mixmaster" program - which sought a unique solution for a budget-conscious medium bomber platform altern...
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Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
Though only achieving prototype form, the XF-11 was one of the darling designs of famed American aviator Howard Hughes. Looki...
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Kawanishi K-200
The Japanese concern of Kawanishi made a name for itself in service to the Empire by delivering a healthy stable of serviceab...
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Lavochkin La-150
In February of 1945 Soviet leader Josef Stalin issued a directive for a single-seat fighter to be built around the captured G...
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Lavochkin La-152 (Series)
In February of 1945, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered aviation concerns to concentrate their energy on designing and develo...
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Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)
Lavochkin produced two notable fighters during the defense of the Soviet Union in World War 2 (1939-1945), these being the La...
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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo)
The MiG-9 (NATO codename of "Fargo") was only the second attempt by the Soviet Union at designing and producing a viable jet-...
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Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
The Nakajima concern of the Imperial Japanese nation of World War 2 was already charged with bringing the German Messerschmit...
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North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fuselages of existing successfu...
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Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
The concept of the flying wing bomber had been on the minds of aeronautical engineers for quite some time before the forms of...
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Republic XF-12 Rainbow
During World War 2, the Republic Aviation name was primarily tied to the excellent P-47 "Thunderbolt" fighter-bomber which pr...
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Ryan XF2R Dark Shark
The Ryan "Dark Shark" was an impressive developmental hybrid fighter design considered for service with both the United State...
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Short S45 Solent
The Golden Age of Flight encompassed the years between the two World Wars and introduced airline travel to the masses. With i...
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Sud-Ouest SO 6000 Triton
It was an uphill battle for the rebuilding French aviation industry following the close of World War 2 in 1945. Its first ent...
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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 until the latter part of t...
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Supermarine Seafang
In the course of the storied career of the fabulous Supermarine Spitfire of the British Royal Air Force (RAF), there came abo...
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Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Yakovlev UT-2 served as the standardized, primary aircraft trainer/fighter-trainer of Sov...
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