Which Country had the Most Effective Fighter Planes in World War 2?



In today’s Episode, we’re delving into the realm of war time aviation, and taking a look specifically at the best fighters of World War 2, and which one WE think reigned supreme.

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Chapters

0:00 Introduction
0:52 Mitsubishi A6M Zero – Japan
2:01 Messerschmitt Bf 109 – Germany
3:13 Focke-Wulf Fw-190 – Germany
4:10 Yakovlev Yak-3 – Soviet Union
5:09 Supermarine Spitfire – Great Britain
5:57 Btw, I’m not British
6:05 Chance Vought F4U Corsair – United States
6:57 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt – United States
7:54 North American P-51 Mustang – United States
8:36 Lockheed P-38 Lightning – United States
9:39 Vought V-173 Flying Pancake – United States
10:26 Conclusion – Which was the best?

41 comments

  1. The p38 is in my opinion the best fighter out of all of them in ww2 and its the coolest id also go so far as to say that this beast is one of the best fighters in history no contest at all

  2. 9:53 😆😆😆🤣😂😂😂🤣😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😆😂😆😂☺️😂😆😂 what the fuck is that🤣😆🤣😂🤣😆🤣😆🤣

  3. I believe the book is titled "A Higher Calling". It is about the encounter between German ace Franz Stigler (11:00) and American Charles Brown which in itself makes the book worth reading, but tells so much more about the lives of pilots of Germany and the United States (more about the Germans due to Stigler having been in the war so much longer than Brown). I could hardly put the book down and am likely to read it again though I am not an ardent reader.

  4. we not gonna mention the brewster buffulo? The Fins managed 32 enemy aircraft lost for everyone that was shot down!

  5. P-38 is my favorite plane of WW2 because of the shape, the speed, and the nose-mounted guns that fired true, as opposed to the wing-mounted guns on other fighters that spread. That's why the German Ace said never to take them on head-to-head. The P-38 would shred anything head-to head. I would have thought the Mustang or the Spitfire or the Zero would have won the prize, but maybe that's because dogfighters get all the glory and win the popularity contests. The Hellcat did to the Zeroes what the Zeroes did to the Wildcats, and even though the USA got five spots in the top ten, I still wonder if the Hellcat shouldn't have made the cut. I'm glad Germany didn't last longer than it did, but it would have been interesting to see if the Messerschmidt jet fighter that came out at the tail end of the war wouldn't have made a name for itself, too.

  6. I've always like the 38's look above any other plans from that era, and it's versatility and ability to do almost anything well have always solidified it as my favorite plane from the time

  7. I think it’s pretty clear……the US. Had Germany got the 262 in the war earlier, things would have been much different.

  8. Learned to fly at Richard I. Bong airport in Superior, WI. There's a great museum with a P-38 there too.

  9. tHE HURRICAN won battle of britain and im sure hurricans outnumberd spitfires by huge margin and is why the hurrican won the battle, spitfire won the show.

  10. That's what I hate about these kinds of videos – every answer is ALWAYS subjective. Those who win generally have the best 'teams' around them.

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