Category: German Planes

John Buchan

In a remarkable feat of historical sleuthing, a father-son team of military historians have located the largely-intact remains of a lost Fw 190, a German WWII fighter shot down over South Bohemia by Allied fighters. The duo from Prague have turned their discovery over to a local museum for safekeeping. Using a combination of satellite […]

Jesse Beckett

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is widely considered to be the best fighter aircraft produced by the Germans during World War II, and even one of the best fighters produced by any nation during the war. It was a truly feared aircraft, and rightly so. Like many WWII fighters, its origins began in the 1930s. The […]

Jesse Beckett

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is often regarded as the best fighter aircraft produced by the Germans during the war. The Fw 190’s origins began in the 1930s. The German Ministry of Aviation (RLM) had sent a list of their requirements to manufacturers for a fighter plane to compliment the Bf 109, Germany’s new primary fighter. […]

During World War II, manufacturers around the globe partook in history’s greatest production effort, making some of the most produced vehicles in history. Factories went from building automobiles, to building hundreds of bombers per month. At its peak, the Ford Willow Run plant was finishing a B-24 every 60 minutes! The numbers nations can produce […]

Humans have existed on Earth for around six million years, and it is strange to think that for only 0.001% of that time, humans have known powered air travel, after the first powered flight of a heavier than air craft by the Wright brothers in 1903. This great invention immediately changed the world, significantly reducing […]

Jack Beckett

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, was a legend of World War I. His exploits as a flying ace put him in the history books. But why was he so respected, and feared? And where did he get the nickname Red Baron from in the first place? Here is his surprising story… He was […]

John Buchan

Germany was a daunting enemy during the Second World War, and no front was more challenging for the Allies, even Britain’s famed Royal Air Force (RAF), than the battles for supremacy in the skies. Nazi Germany had the Luftwaffe, and the planes that comprised it were, for the times, filled with cutting edge aviation technology, […]

John Buchan

They had a plan, a plan that would see the Third Reich conquer Europe, Great Britain and then, one day, reach across the Atlantic and conquer North America. And his “dream machines” would help him do it. The Second World War was the initiation of that mad plan, and for six long years the Allies […]

John Buchan

During World War I the world’s military forces learned the benefits of air power during battle. In World War II, those benefits became the primary mode of fighting in many theaters of war. The Germans learned in WWI to strike quickly and decisively with their air force and then send in the ground troops to […]