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    WW2 Soviet Military Aircraft

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

    Bolstered by Lend-Lease, the Soviets took what they could and developed several capable aircraft designs in an effort to turn back the tide of the German invasion.





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




    1941
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle became one of those aircraft designs that evolved into a role not ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
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    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [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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    1942
    Berezniak-Isayev BI
    Rocket- and jet-powered fighter aircraft were not the sole developments of Germany, Britain, and the... [Read More]
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    1935
    Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
    The Beriev Be-2 was one of the few flying boats of note fighting for the Soviet Union throughout Wor... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]
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    1937
    Breda Ba.64
    The Breda Ba.64 was a short-lived ground attack platform fielded primarily by the Regia Aeronautica ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Breda Ba.65
    The Breda Ba.65 was a ground attack aircraft serving primarily with the Italian Air Force (Regia Aer... [Read More]
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    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [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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    1935
    Dewoitine D.500 (Series)
    The D.500 series proved itself an interim fighter design for the nation of France heading into World... [Read More]
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    1937
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    The Dornier Do 17 was a medium-class bomber fielded primarily by the German Luftwaffe in the years l... [Read More]
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    1939
    Dornier Do 215
    The Dornier Do 215 was originally intended for export, beginning life as a redesignated version of t... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]
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    1938
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    The German Fw 200 Condor was initially a trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo (mail) aircraft develope... [Read More]
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    1937
    Gloster Gladiator
    The Gloster Gladiator was a product of the Gloster Aircraft Company and a design of one Henry Philli... [Read More]
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    1938
    Handley Page Hampden
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]
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    1937
    Hawker Hurricane
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    1944
    Ilyushin IL-1
    The Ilyushin Design Bureau was founded in Moscow, Russia during January of 1933 and its services wer... [Read More]
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    1941
    Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik
    The Il-2 Sturmovik (or "Shturmovik") was designed as a low-level close-support aircraft capable of d... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ilyushin IL-4
    In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in ... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lavochkin La-5
    Design of the Lavochkin La-5 series of low-to-medium altitude, prop-driven fighter was spurred on by... [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]
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    1941
    Lavochkin LaGG-3
    The LaGG-3 piston-engine pursuit fighter (the LaGG in the designation coming from "Lavochkin-Gorbuno... [Read More]
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    1934
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    The high performance, record-setting Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun" ("Typhoon") was born as a racing ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    The Messerschmitt name was tied to many aircraft products during World War 2 (1939-1945) - the class... [Read More]
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    1940
    Mikoyan-Gurevich DIS (MiG-5)
    Nearly all world air services of the interwar period entertained the concept of a twin-engined "heav... [Read More]
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    1941
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 / MiG-3
    Despite being one of the fastest Soviet piston-engine designs in the early years of the war, the MiG... [Read More]
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    1940
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]
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    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
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    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
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    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]
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    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-3
    The Petlyakov Pe-2 was an original Soviet twin-engined aircraft design emerging in the late-1930s, b... [Read More]
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    1940
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    During the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union joined Germany and Italy in providin... [Read More]
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    1934
    Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)
    The Polikarpov I-15 was a biplane fighter aircraft designed and produced by the Soviet Union during ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Polikarpov I-16
    The Polikarpov I-16 fighter proved to be quite the little aggressor before and throughout the Second... [Read More]
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    1929
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
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    1944
    Polikarpov TIS
    The Polikarpov name is long-remembered for the stout, open-air cockpit fighters serving the Soviet U... [Read More]
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    1932
    PZL P.11
    The PZL P.11 was a high-wing monoplane fighter design emerging from Polish aero industry during the ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    While much of the romance of World War 2 dogfighting often heads in the direction of the United Stat... [Read More]
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    1937
    Seversky P-35
    Upon its adoption in 1937, the portly Seversky P-35 pursuit aircraft became the United States Army A... [Read More]
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    1940
    Sukhoi Su-1 / Su-3
    The Su-1 (and related Su-3) fighter aircraft were short-lived prototype developments of the Soviet S... [Read More]
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    1941
    Sukhoi Su-2
    The Sukhoi Su-2 was the first aircraft design of Pavel Sukhoi and became a two-seat light bomber fie... [Read More]
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    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Supermarine Walrus
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    1936
    Tupolev SB-2
    The Tupolev SB-2 (the "SB" in the designation standing for "skorostnoi bombardirovschik" meaning "fa... [Read More]
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    1932
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
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    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
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    1939
    Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    The BT-13 Valiant was a stellar trainer aircraft used for basic flight training and for blind instru... [Read More]
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    1940
    Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
    Often overshadowed by its contemporaries in the West (to include the Supermarine Spitfire, North Ame... [Read More]
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    1944
    Yakovlev Yak-3
    The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a further development of the Yak-1 series of fighters (detailed elsewhere on ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Yakovlev Yak-7
    The Yak-9 piston-engine fighter was one of the more important fighters to serve the Soviet Air Force... [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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