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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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?


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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

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