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Combat Aircraft of the Pacific War

Alphabetical Index

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Allied FightersAllied bombers

Japanese Aircraft

Aircraft of Other Theatres

Campaigns and Battles of the Pacific War

Japanese Aircraft


The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen 'Zeke'  -  fighter-bomber

Kawanishi N1K Shiden - 'George' - Navy fighter-bomber

Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa 'Oscar' -  Japanese Army fighter

Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate 'Frank' - Japanese Army fighter

Kawasaki Ki-61 'Tony'- Army fighter

Bombers & Torpedo Aircraft

D3A 'Val'and D4A 'Judy' -  dive-bombers

Nakajima 'Kate' and 'Jill' -  torpedo-bombers

Mitsubishi G3M 'Nell' - long-range torpedo-bomber

Mitsubishi G4M 'Betty' - long-range torpedo-bomber

Kawanishi H8K 'Emily' - maritime patrol and attack flying boat

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Allied Fighters

F4F & FM Wildcat - US Navy and Marine Corps fighter

Grumman F6F Hellcat - shipborne fighter-bomber

Chance-Vought F4U Corsair - USN and Marine Corps fighter-bomber

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Beaufighter - British and Australian night fighter and strike aircraft

Supermarine Spitfire / Seafire - British fighter

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - US Army fighter-bomber

North American P-51 Mustang - US army long-range fighter

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Allied Bombers and Torpedo Aircraft
Carrier Aircraft

TBF / TBM Avenger  -  torpedo-bomber

Douglas SBD Dauntless - dive-bomber

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver - the SBD's successor

Maritime Patrol Flying Boats

Consolidated PBY Catalina - maritime patrol bomber

Martin PBM Mariner - maritime patrol bomber

Land-based Bombers

North American B-25 Mitchell  -  medium bomber

Boeing B-17 'Flying Fortress' - heavy bomber

Consolidated B-24 Liberator - heavy bomber

Beaufighter - British and Australian night fighter and strike aircraft

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Other Aircraft

The Battle of Britain - Commemorative images

The Supermarine Spitfire

Hawker Hurricane

De Havilland Mosquito - British fighter-bomber

Sunderland - Short S25 - British maritime patrol flying boat

Yakovlev Yak-1 and Yak-9 - Soviet fighters

Some Naval Aircraft

Fairey Swordfish - British torpedo-bomberHawker Sea Fury - British fighter-bomber

Grumman F8F Bearcat - postwar USN fighter-bomber

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Battles & Campaigns of the Pacific War


The Battle of the Philippine Sea

The Battle for Leyte Gulf

The Battle off Samar

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Brewster F2A Buffalo - US shipborne and land-based fighter

Bristol Beaufighter - British and Australian  torpedo fighter

Bristol Beaufort - British / Australian torpedo bomber

Supermarine Spitfire - British fighter

Hawker Hurricane

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