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    World War 2 U.S. Navy / Carrier Aircraft (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/5/2016

    The U.S. Navy was blindsided in the opening rounds of World War 2, ultimately recovering and owning all in its path by the end of the conflict.





    There are a total of (27) World War 2 U.S. Navy / Carrier Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Experimental / prototype aircraft are included in this listing as well as some in-development offerings appearing towards the end of the war.




    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
    Boeing F4B / P-12
    In the latter half of the 1920s, Boeing undertook another private venture of a pursuit-minded milita... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F4B / P-12

    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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    1939
    Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed a few notable designs for its time in American military av... [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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    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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    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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    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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    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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