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Whilst the Hurricane and Spitfire took most of the credit as allied combat aircraft of WWII the versatile all wooden Mossie deserved equal acclaim. When it entered service it was the fastest operational aircraft in the world. Over 7000 were built.

The F-101 Voodoo was a US supersonic jet fighter aircraft which was used extensively by the US Air Force during the Cold War years, especially during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft respectively.

The Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger (German, "People's Fighter"), the name of the project of the Emergency Fighter Program design competition, was a German single-engine, jet-powered fighter aircraft fielded by the Luftwaffe in World War II. Designed and built quickly, and made primarily of wood as metals were in very short supply and prioritised for other aircraft, the He 162 was nevertheless the fastest of the first generation of Axis and Allied jets.

Bell P-63 Kingcobra (Model 24) was a United States fighter aircraft developed by Bell in World War II from the Bell P-39 Airacobra in an attempt to correct that aircraft's deficiencies. Although the aircraft was not accepted for combat use by the United States Army Air Forces, it was successfully adopted by the Soviet Air Force.

Mil V-12 (Mi-12) - This very rare and unusual bird was nicknamed "Homer" by the NATO and is by far one of the most exotic aircraft ever to have passed through the airport. It was accompanied by Mil Mi-8 CCCP-11097, both aircraft on their way to the Le Bourget airshow. Because they were not allowed to fly over Germany (Cold War issues), they had to re-route via Denmark and also The Netherlands to take on fuel. Currently, this airframe is preserved at the Air Force museum in Monino, Russia.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters.

Hawker Hurricane, is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the Royal Air Force (RAF). Although largely overshadowed by the Supermarine Spitfire, the aircraft became renowned during the Battle of Britain, accounting for 60% of the RAF's air victories in the battle, and served in all the major theatres of WW2.

The Bell P-39 Airacobra was one of the principal American fighter aircraft in service when the United States entered World War II. The P-39 was used with great success by the Soviet Air Force, which scored the highest number of individual kills attributed to any U.S. fighter type.