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  • World War 2 United States Fighter Aircraft (1939-1945)

    World War 2 United States Fighter Aircraft (1939-1945)

    American air power eventually proved a difference-maker in World War 2 with a plethora of types thrown into the fray.





    There are a total of (70) World War 2 United States Fighter Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Fighter concepts and prototypes are also included in this listing as are single- and twin-engined heavy fighters.





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    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Type: Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XFL Airabonita
    Bell XFL Airabonita
    Type: Carrierborne Interceptor
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
    Bell XP-52 (Model 16)
    Type: Twin-Boom Single-Seat Heavy Fighter Proposal
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
    Bell XP-59 (Model 20)
    Type: Twin-Boom Fighter Proposal
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-77
    Bell XP-77
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell XP-83
    Bell XP-83
    Type: Jet-Powered Escort Fighter
     
    1929
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F4B / P-12
    Boeing F4B / P-12
    Type: Carrier-Borne / Pursuit Fighter
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing P-26 Peashooter
    Boeing P-26 Peashooter
    Type: Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XF8B
    Boeing XF8B
    Type: Carrier-Based Long-Range Fighter Prototype
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Type: Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Type: Monoplane Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
    Bristol Beaufighter
    Type: Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
    Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
    Type: Strike Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XF14C
    Curtiss XF14C
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XF15C
    Curtiss XF15C
    Type: Mixed-Propulsion Navy Fighter Prototype
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
    Curtiss XP-37 (Allison Hawk)
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
    Curtiss XP-40Q (Warhawk)
    Type: Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Prototype
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-42
    Curtiss XP-42
    Type: Prototype Fighter Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-46
    Curtiss XP-46
    Type: Fighter Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-60
    Curtiss XP-60
    Type: Prototype Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss XP-62
    Curtiss XP-62
    Type: Fighter Aircraft Prototype
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
    Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
    Type: Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    Type: Pursuit Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Bomber Escort
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Type: Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Type: Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
    Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
    Type: Night-Fighter Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XP-48
    Douglas XP-48
    Type: Lightweight Fighter Proposal
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    Type: Interceptor Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Type: Carrier-based Low-Altitude, High-Performance Fighter Prototype
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F3F
    Grumman F3F
    Type: Carrier-based Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F8F Bearcat
    Grumman F8F Bearcat
    Type: Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Type: Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Type: Shipborne Navy Fighter Prototype
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Type: Twin-Engine Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed L-133 Starjet
    Lockheed L-133 Starjet
    Type: Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
    Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XP-49
    Lockheed XP-49
    Type: High-Altitude Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    Type: High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    Type: Long-Range Interceptor Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
    North American P-51 Mustang
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
    Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
    Type: Night Fighter / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    Type: Pursuit Fighter Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
    Northrop XP-61E (Black Widow)
    Type: Long-Range Bomber Escort / Heavy Day Fighter Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-43 Lancer
    Republic P-43 Lancer
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
    Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft Concept
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XP-69
    Republic XP-69
    Type: High-Speed, High-Altitude Single-Seat Fighter Concept
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
    Republic XP-72 Ultrabolt
    Type: Prototype High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Ryan FR Fireball
    Ryan FR Fireball
    Type: Mixed-Power Fighter Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Seversky P-35
    Seversky P-35
    Type: Fighter Aircarft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
    Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
    Type: Bomber Interceptor / Fighter Proposal
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
    Vought F4U Corsair
    Type: Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    Type: Experimental Fighter Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    Type: Trainer / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    Type: Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Prototype Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
    Vultee XP-68 Tornado (Swoose Goose)
    Type: Single-Seat, Twin-Boom Fighter Aircraft Proposal
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee XP-81
    Vultee XP-81
    Type: Mixed-Power Fighter Prototype Aircraft