Bf 109E

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Here’s why aircraft camouflage can be very effective

Aircraft camouflage Camouflage, in the form of paint applied to aircraft, has been regularly studied and experimented with since the… Read More

2 days ago

A Christmas miracle: the German Bf 109 Ace who saved the crew of a badly damaged American B-17 by escorting the crippled bomber over the North Sea

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress design emphasized high altitude flight, speed, and heavy defensive armament… Read More

4 months ago

The story of the “Messerspit:” when Germans fitted a Spitfire with a DB 605A, they found it was better than the Merlin Version.

A new engine support structure was built onto the Spitfire’s fuselage and the DB 605 engine and cowling panels added.… Read More

11 months ago

Legendary German Ace Adolf Galland explains why Operation Bodenplatte, the final large-scale low-level attack on Allied airfields was Luftwaffe’s Death Blow

'The Luftwaffe received its death blow at the Ardennes offensive. In unfamiliar conditions and with insufficient training and combat experience,… Read More

1 year ago

During WWII a Slovak Air Force’s biplane pilot rescued a downed fellow pilot by carrying him on the bottom wing of his aircraft

František Brezina slid on the bottom wing but fortunately he managed to still hold the struts with his arms even… Read More

4 years ago

The day Romanian IAR 80 fighters claimed to have shot down 24 American P-38 Lightnings

The IAR 80 fought mostly against the Russians, but one engagement on Jun. 10, 1944 put it against America’s P-38.… Read More

4 years ago

‘Cobber’ Kain – first RAF Hurricane Ace, first RAF air ace of the WWII, and first to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

"'Cobber' Kain was 73 Squadron's most split-arse pilot. He often led a section 40 miles or more into Germany, regardless… Read More

6 years ago