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WWII (USAAF) United States

WWII (USAAF) United States
The United States entered World War II unprepared. The nation had been in a period of isolationism since the conclusion of World War I. Adolph Hitler's conquests in Europe were not even enough to shake Americans out of this isolationist mood. Only the surprise attack by the Japanese on the American naval base in Pearl Harbor spurred Americans to fully act.
The formal declarations of war by the United States on Japan and Germany made plain, once and for all, that the American economy would now need to be transformed into what President Roosevelt had called the Arsenal of Democracy.   The entire manufacturing industry was called upon to produce large amounts of advanced aircraft.

Seemingly overnight, American aircraft production was employing a staggering two million workers, producing over 125,000 aircraft.
The United States with its technological skill, industrial might and diversity, designed and manufactured many different advanced aircraft. These are the aircraft that went on to shape history and became legends.
    Name      Manufacturer   Product Status 
 F4U Corsair      F4U Corsair

 The Corsair's distinctive sound, which earned it among the Japanese the nickname of "Whistling Death", was caused by the wing-root inlets for the engine air.
— the F4U Corsair was one of the great fighters of World War II — one of those classics that captures everyone’s imagination. ...

 
 
 Vought Sikorsky Aircraft      (available)    

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$24.00

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 Lockheed P-38 Lightning      Lockheed P-38 Lightning

 On April 18, 1943, the aircraft flew one of its most famous missions -- to intercept a transport carrying the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Combined Fleet, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.
— skimming the waves to avoid detection, the P-38s succeeded in downing the admiral's plane as well as three others. ...

 
 
 Lockheed      (available)    

less than
$23.00

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 P-39 Bell Airacobra      P-39 Bell Airacobra

 Aerial warfare over the Eastern Front was particularly suited to the Airacobra. On this battlefield the P-39 had no trouble dispatching Ju-87 Stukas or twin-engine bombers.
— from 1943 'til the end of the war the so-called "Iron Dog" enjoyed much success in the hands of its Russian masters. ...

 
 
 Bell Aircraft      (available)    

less than
$33.00

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