GERMAN FOCKE WULF Fw-190 FIGHTER

BMW 14 cylinder radial engine, 1,700 hp

393 mph, ceiling 34,868 ft., range 465 mi

2 20mm cannons, 2 machine guns

GERMAN MESSERSCHMITT Bf-109 FIGHTER

Daimler Benz fuel injected V-12 engine, 1,050 hp

342 mph, ceiling 27,900 ft., range 410 mi

2 20mm cannons, 2 machine guns

German fighter ace Adolf Galland, later promoted to general, fought in the skies in an Me-109, later flew the jet Me-262, and outlived the war.

GERMAN HEINKEL He-111 BOMBER,

2 Junkers V-12 engines, 1,100 hp each

252 mph, ceiling 27,900 ft.,range 1,280 mi.

((A squadron of He-111's bombed London by a navigation error in spite of Hitler's explicit instructions to avoid London, thereby causing the beginning of the "Blitz" on London and the consequent retaliation bombing of Berlin!

BRITISH SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE FIGHTER

Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine, 1750 hp

400 mph, ceiling 40,000 ft., range 492 mi.

2 20mm cannons, 4 machine guns

BRITISH HAWKER HURRICANE FIGHTER

Rolls Royce Merlin V-12 engine, 1,300 hp

300 mph, ceiling 35,690 ft., range 480 mi.

2 40mm cannons, 2 machine guns

U.S. NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG FIGHTER

Packard V-12 engine, 1600 hp.

436 mph, ceiling 42,000 ft., range 949 mi.

6 machine guns

The P-51's range enabled the Allies to escort its bombers to Berlin and back for the first time, in 1944, and was instrumental in winning the war. When Hermann Goring, chief of Germany's Luftwaffe, first saw Mustangs in the skies over Berlin he commented that "the war is over"!

U.S. NORTH AMERICAN SNJ (AT6) ADVANCED TRAINER

Pratt & Whitney radial engine, 600 hp.,

120 mph, ceiling 20,000 ft., range 300 mi.

(Larry trained on this aircraft)

JAPANESE NAKAJIMA Ki-84 FIGHTER

Nakajima 18 cylinder radial engine, 1900 hp.

390 mph, ceiling 34,540 ft., range 1052 mi.

2 20mm cannons, 2 machine guns