World War II was a time of mass production to help turn the tides on the enemy lines. Weaponry, tanks, technology, and warbirds were some of the most manufactured objects on assembly lines across the world. The Allies were leading the way through advanced engineering to give the military all the resources required to achieve victory over the axis of evil.
To help the boots on the ground advance, they needed air support to take out critical targets. With each warbird having its unique purpose, production rates went as upward as 20,000+ units manufactured per warbird model. Three of the most popular models to be engineered were the Hawker Hurricanes, P-51 Mustangs, and the Spitfires.
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Continue reading below to learn more about these three individual warbird models.
The Hawker Hurricane
With nearly 15,000 units manufactured, the Hawker Hurricane was known as the “Work Horse” of World War II. It got the job done. These warbirds were pivotal to the victory of the Battle of Britain in 1940.
The Hurricane has a maximum speed of 340 mph, and can have an altitude of 35,000 ft. It is around 31 ft long, 13 ft high and 40 ft across the wings. Although nearly 15,000 planes were produced, very few remain to this day. For more information, click here.
The P-51 Mustang
One of the most iconic warbirds of the United States military during WWII. It had an impressive altitude of 15,000 ft. and was often used to protect bombers to keep the skies clear. Pilots of these planes claim to have cumulatively shot down almost 5,000 enemy aircrafts.
The Mustang ruled the skies and would often win in the infamous “dogfights.” From the warfare in Europe to the Pacific Theater, the P-51 was a work of innovative American engineering. Click here to check it out!
This warbird is arguably the most recognizable plane from WWII. It was the king of low-altitude battles. Its main nemesis was the Luftwaffe’s Messerschmitt Bf 109 but often had advantage in dogfights. The spitfire would force the 109s to stay low to the ground which was not ideal for their planes.
In The Battle of Britain, it gained notoriety by having an unprecedented victory to loss ratio. Three pilots alone shot down 81 enemy aircraft, turning the tides of the battle. To learn more about this iconic warbird, click here.
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