19 August 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-51 ground attack; Army Type 99
The Mitsubishi Ki-51 was well liked by its crews, but it proved to be very vulnerable to Allied fighters.
12 August 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-30 bomber; Army Type 97 Light Bomber
The Mitsubishi Ki-30 had some success in China, but once it met fighter opposition it proved to be very vulnerable.
31 July 2016, United States' Bell P-59 Airacomet jet fighter
Only 66 prototypes and production models of the Bell P-59 Airacomet were manufactured.
30 July 2016, Japan's Nakajima Kikka (orange blossom) jet fighter
The Japanese attempted to develope the Nakajima Kikka but the war ended before it could be produced.
29 July 2016, Italy's Caproni-Campini N1 (CC.2) experimental aircraft
Though not a true jet the Caproni-Campini N1 was an interesting experimental aircraft though the technology was interesting.
29 July 2016, Germany's Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder, Viper) fighter
In a desperate attempt to stem the tide of Allied bombers the Bachem Ba 349 was designed to rocket up to the level of the bombers, the pilot would then fire rockets at them, and then go back to earth. Just another of the failed "super weapons" that would not have changed the course of the war.
22 July 2016, Soviet Union's Tupolev Tu-2 bomber
The Tupolev Tu-2 was one of the best Soviet medium bombers of World War II.
22 July 2016, Soviet Union's Petlyakov Pe-2 bomber
The Petlyakov Pe-2 was the Soviet Union's best light bomber of World War II. Over 11,000 were manufactured.
17 July 2016, Soviet Union's Tupolev SB-2, ANT-40 bomber
Before the Great Patriotic War the Tupolev SB-2 was used extensively in Spain and Finland.
16 July 2016, Germany's Dornier Do 17 "Flying Pencil" medium bomber
The Dornier Do 17 was used quite extensively on low level raids against Polish airfields at the start of World War II.
16 July 2016, Italy's Fiat BR.20; Fiat B.R.20 medium bomber
The Fiat BR.20 didn't perform as well as the other main Italian bombers.