Produced by a team of some of the most highly-respected aviation journalists in the business, ‘Famous Fighters of World War 2’ is timed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.
We hold the iconic fighter aircraft of World War Two in such reverence, that it is sometimes difficult to comprehend that they were designed for one purpose, and one purpose only. They were the lean, mean, killing machines of their time, a time when rapidly advancing technology honed the aircraft into a war-winning weapon that influenced every theatre of the conflict. Never before, or since, has the symbiosis of man and machine been so perfectly harmonised in the battle for life and death.
Arranged in chronological sequence, we look at the top 10 fighters of the conflict, their development, combat history and the aces that flew them. From the eternal grace of the Spitfire to the futuristic Me262, this special publication pays tribute to them all.
TOP TEN FIGHTERS