F4F-3 in non-reflective blue-gray over light gray scheme from early 1942 Role Fighter National origin United States Manufacturer Grumman First flight 2 September 1937 Introduction December 1940 Retired 1945 Primary users United States Navy United States Marine Corps Royal Navy Royal Canadian Navy Number built 7,885
Junkers Ju 87 G-2 "Kanonenvogel"
This is the P-47D-27-RE (s/n 42-26860) named "Angie" of the 512th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, 9th Air force flown by Anthony GROSETTA based at Asch (Y-29) in Belgium in early 1945 Photo : USAAF
Bell P-39 Airacobra had a mid-engine that used a drive shaft like a car's connected to the propellor. Why? So a huge 30mm or 20mm cannon could fire through the propeller hub center. Deadly tank-killer aircraft that inspired today's A-10 "Warthog."