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1st Generation Fighter Aircraft

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The 1st Generation Fighter concept started it all - embodied by such types as the German Me 262, American P-80, and the British Gloster Meteor.

The Second Generation Fighter aircraft label covers those developments originating in the middle of the 1950s and leading into the beginning of the 1960s. These entries had limited supersonic flight capabilities with weapons centered primarily on guns and some early-form missile support. Pinnacle designs of this period include the Northrop F-5 'Freedom Fighter' and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 'Fishbed'.

There are a total of [ 8 ] 1st Generation Fighter Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.

Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
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de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
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Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Hawker Hunter
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Hawker Hunter
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
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Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
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Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
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Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the North American F-86 Sabre
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North American F-86 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
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