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    WW2 Navy / Carrier Aircraft

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/6/2015

    Carrier warfare took center stage in the Pacific during World War 2 where the distance between battlefronts was often times vast.





    There are a total of (51) WW2 Navy / Carrier Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1940
    Aichi D3A (Val)
    The D3A series of aircraft (dubbed "Val" by the Allies) were thought to be all but extinct when the ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bell XFL Airabonita
    The XFL "Airabonita" was a Bell Aircraft Company product developed in parallel with the P-39 Airacob... [Read More]
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    1929
    Blackburn Ripon
    The Blackburn concern was founded in 1914 by aviation engineer Robert Blackburn as the "Blackburn Ae... [Read More]
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    1929
    Boeing F4B / P-12
    In the latter half of the 1920s, Boeing undertook another private venture of a pursuit-minded milita... [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]
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    1937
    Brewster F2A Buffalo
    The stubby F2A Buffalo series became the United States Navy's first operational aircraft of monoplan... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed to sell the United States Navy (USN) its proposed airc... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
    The Brewster aviation concern managed some - albeit slow - headway on their XSBA/SBN carrier aircraf... [Read More]
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    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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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1938
    Curtiss SBC Helldiver
    In 1932, the United States Navy contracted the Curtiss-Wright Corporation to produce a modern, two-s... [Read More]
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    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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    1945
    Curtiss XF15C
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased both the pinnacle of the propeller-driven aircraft design and the ... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [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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    1938
    Douglas SBD Dauntless
    The Douglas DBS Dauntless dive bomber was a key cog in the America Navy war effort throughout the Pa... [Read More]
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    1937
    Douglas TBD Devastator
    The Douglas TBD Devastator was classified as a torpedo bomber and served in the early half of World ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Navy pushed its ever-growing stable of carrier... [Read More]
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    1940
    Fairey Albacore
    As effective and well-liked as the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber was for the Royal Navy's Fleet Ai... [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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    1940
    Fairey Fulmar
    The Fairey Fulmar became the British Fleet Air Arm's first dedicated monoplane fighter when it was i... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fairey Seafox
    Since 1917, Fairey Aviation Company delivered many-an-aircraft for British Royal Navy service and th... [Read More]
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    1945
    Fairey Spearfish
    Fairey Aviation, founded as early as 1915, had been designing, developing and building warplanes sin... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fieseler Fi 167
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    1945
    Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Goodyear was one of the companies charged with large-scale production of the classic, war-winning Vo... [Read More]
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    1936
    Grumman F3F
    When the United States Navy (USN) adopted the Grumman F3F series, it took on its last biplane-arrang... [Read More]
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    1940
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the unsung hero of the Allied Pacific Theater campaign in the early year... [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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    1945
    Grumman F8F Bearcat
    In many ways, the Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of United States piston-engine fighter design... [Read More]
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    1942
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as o... [Read More]
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    1940
    Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Before the unique, twin-engined Grumman XP-50 popped up on U.S. Army radars prior to World War 2 (19... [Read More]
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    1945
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    The Hawker Sea Fury was developed out Hawker's Typhoon and Tempest aircraft designs utilized by Brit... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1939
    Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
    The Loire-Nieuport LN.40/LN.401 series of aircraft was a carrier-based dive bomber developed for the... [Read More]
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    1948
    Martin AM Mauler
    The Martin AM Mauler was designed to a US Navy requirement during the critical middle years of World... [Read More]
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    1940
    Miles M.20
    Victory for Britain in the early stages of World War 2 (1939-1945) was not assured and this led the ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Mitsubishi A5M (Claude)
    The Mitsubishi A5M (code-named "Claude" by the Allies) became the world's first shipborne monoplane ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero)
    The Mitsubishi A6M "Rei-sen" was the primary naval fighter of the Japanese Empire heading into World... [Read More]
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    1945
    Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (Sam)
    Japanese engineers developed many fine fighter designs during the height of World War 2 including th... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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]
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    1941
    Nakajima B5N (Kate)
    By 1941, the B5N series of torpedo bombers were considered the best of their type anywhere in the wo... [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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    1944
    Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)
    Japanese aircraft engineers made some notable contributions to military air power prior to, and duri... [Read More]
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    1946
    Supermarine Seafang
    In the course of the storied career of the fabulous Supermarine Spitfire of the British Royal Air Fo... [Read More]
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    1942
    Supermarine Seafire
    When the land-based Hawker Hurricane was successfully converted into the carrier-based "Sea Hurrican... [Read More]
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    1942
    Vought F4U Corsair
    One of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time, the American Vought F4U "Corsair" became the stuff... [Read More]
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    1937
    Vought SB2U Vindicator
    The Vought SB2U "Vindicator" became the first monoplane dive bomber adopted by the United States Nav... [Read More]
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    1944
    Vultee XA-41
    It was during September of 1942 that the United States Army commissioned the Vultee Aircraft concern... [Read More]
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    1942
    Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)
    The Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (translating to "Comet" and nicknamed "Judy" by the Allies) was a capable di... [Read More]
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