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1945 P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs by D. Sheley, via Flickr

Nasty little beastie in the air: the Chance Vought F-4U Corsair. Or, as the Japanese called her, "Whistling Death."

Nice shot of a Lockheed T-33, via Jim Mumaw on Flickr.

P-51 vertical

Helldiver formation SB2C-4E Helldivers from Bombing Squadron 87 (VB-87) in formation over the Pacific. The squadron was assigned to USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) from May-September 1945.

Hawker Typhoon

P-51 Mustang Wings

P-47 Thunderbolt France Winter 1944

Curtiss P-47 Kittyhawk

P-47

The Gee Bee Model R is easily one of the most unusual airplanes ever to fly, the stumpy fuselage, tiny wings and huge diameter of the cowling were eye-catching to say the least. The Model R was built by the Granville Brothers Aircraft of Springfield, Massachusetts as an air racer, the unusual design was the result of 3 days testing at the wind tunnel at NYU in 1931 where the brothers discovered that a tear-drop shaped body was more aerodynamically efficient than a long, thin fuselage.

Thunderbolt.

Thunderbolt

p40 tomahawk | P-40 Tiger Shark

A flock of Apaches

P-51 Mustang

P-47D razorback version of the Thunderbolt fighter, escorting a B-17G Flying Fortress heavy bomber

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

Spitfire P7350 (front) flies alongside Hurricane LF363 (back). The aircraft are part of the famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) of historic RAF aircraft from the Second World War.