12 Fastest Warbirds of World War Two

Think about Monster Speed Machines From the Past.

 

                 World War II proved to be a forum for both the Allies and Axis Powers to showcase each member countries’ might in terms of aviation technology and firepower. During the six years of the war there was an extreme emergency to assemble the world’s brightest minds that could provide the best solution for both warring parties in winning the war for world control.  That necessity brought to that time the wide selection of propeller driven, piston-powered aircraft the world has ever known. Firepower was something but speed is another and on the greater aspect, aircraft design rules the most. Here I have assembled a dozen of the world’s fastest warbirds worthy of recognition and the fact that compared to the modern Pond racer boasting of only 640 km/h (400 mph), majority of these warbirds remain uncontested monsters of speed at their own right.

 

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Yakovlev Yak-3   (Soviet Union)

          Built as an air superiority fighter, escort fighter for bombers and as a ground attack aircraft itself, the Yak-3 brought havoc to its opponents in the air and to enemy stations on the ground. Manoeuvrability is the vital edge of this aircraft against other fighters in its class considering it could achieve a full 360 degree turn in less than 20 seconds.

Specs:

Wingspan: 30 ft 2 in , Length: 27 ft , Maximum Speed: 720 km/h (447 mph)

Powerplant: 1 Klimov VK-105PF-Z liquid cooled V12 rated at 1,240 hp

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North American P-51 Mustang  (United States)

          The P-51 was built as a single seat fighter/long range escort fighter/fighter-bomber or reconnaissance aircraft. Its outstanding performance as fighter escort allowing bombers to achieve their mission deep within enemy territory made it one of the most versatile fighters that allowed the Allied Forces to gain an edge in winning the war.

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  1. Snooky Says...

    On December 22, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Yes I liked this article. I used to work at Beech Aircraft in Kans & was kinda proud that my little rivots helped those mighty planes get off the ground.


  2. Authoress Terry E. Lyle Says...

    On December 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Wonderful article


  3. AlmaG Says...

    On December 22, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Handsome plane and great history. Reminds me of the used in the movie Pearl Harbor


  4. Debra. Says...

    On December 22, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Very well researched and detailed article! They are definitely exceptional aircrafts!


  5. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Great article, enjoyed reading it. These are great aircrafts!


  6. jaysonv Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 12:16 am

    wow.. great post.. very interesting and informative..


  7. ken bultman Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Thanks for going to the trouble, buddy. This one is definitely a keeper. Enough for a great calendar.


  8. Teves Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Nice one…


  9. johnnydod Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Wow this is a schoolboys dream of an article


  10. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 4:33 am

    This is a brilliant article. I shall be showing it to my husband who is very interested in this sort of thing.

    Christine


  11. Priyanka Bhowmick Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

    wow these planes look superb…good research done/..gr8 article…


  12. cutedrishti8 Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Wonderful Article and very well presented..


  13. Ashley89 Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 9:10 am

    A very informative write! Loved the layout!


  14. XXElleXX Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I went to an airshow a few years ago..featured aircraft ranging from World War II warbirds to classic and modern fighter jets.. the RAAF Roulettes aerobatic team was there..the Bell 204 helicopter fire bombing display was awesome and the sky-diving was amazing :-)


  15. Dee Gold Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 10:39 am

    interesting


  16. papaleng Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Good job on this one. well-researched and very interesting post.


  17. PhoenixRox Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

    I have to show this to my friend, who is now a pilot. This is brilliant


  18. metro7 Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Fantastic,wonderful,i wish i had penned down this article,thxs for the share.


  19. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for the information and I enjoyed all the pictures of the airplanes.


  20. Guy Hogan Says...

    On December 23, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I truly enjoy these kinds of articles about WWII aircraft. All the planes are familiar to me.


  21. Goodselfme Says...

    On December 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I personally like the looks of these birds against the ones of today.You did an excellent presentation on this.Tx


  22. PhoenixRox Says...

    On December 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Revisiting


  23. ivantantan Says...

    On December 30, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Amazing =D great info…I like the way the Lockheed P-38 Lightning is shaped


  24. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On December 31, 2009 at 12:23 am

    A brilliant one. I can understand how much time you would have taken to compile this information.


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