Aircrafts in WWII   
Aircrafts of World War II application includes and brings you the information about 600 aircrafts used by those countries which were at war during World War II from the period between their joining the conflict and the conflict ending for them.
From fighters to bombers, to transport planes, trainers and special purpose aircrafts, find technical information, photos and historical article for each aircraft.
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Some History:
Air warfare of World War II was a major component of World War II in all theatres, and (with anti-air defense) consumed a large fraction of the industrial output of the major powers. Germany and Japan depended on air forces that were closely integrated with land and naval forces; they downplayed the advantage of fleets of strategic bombers, and were late in appreciating the need to defend against Allied strategic bombing. By contrast Britain and the United States took an approach that greatly emphasized strategic bombing, and to a lesser degree, tactical control of the battlefield by air, and adequate air defenses. They both built a strategic force of large long-range bombers that could carry the air war to the enemy's homeland. Simultaneously they built tactical air forces that could win air superiority over the battlefields, thereby giving vital assistance to ground troops. They both built a powerful naval-air component based on aircraft carriers, as did Japan; these played the central role in the war at sea.

Prewar planning:
Before 1939 all sides operated under largely theoretical models of air warfare. The Italian theorist Giulio Douhet in the 1920s summarized the faith that airmen during and after World War I developed in the efficacy of strategic bombing. Many said it alone could win wars, as "the bomber will always get through". The Americans were confident that the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber could reach targets, protected by its own weapons, and bomb, using the Norden bombsight, with "pickle barrel" accuracy Japanese aviation pioneers felt that they had developed the finest naval aviators in the world.

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