All The Stars In One Place: Wings Over Houston 2011
Greatest Aircraft in History
During World War 2, most countries developed some of the most successful aircraft designs. Developments and innovations were advancing at an impressive rate. Because there were various types built, there was a high standard set in terms of aircraft combat. There were faster fighters and more powerful bombers made, as the Allies and the Axis competed to establish air superiority.
On October 2011, these vintage planes were taken to the skies during the Wings Over Houston Airshow. A few of them are:
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 – This fighter plane showcases several amazing features including a closed canopy, inverted-V12 aero engine, retractable landing gear and finally, an all-metal monocoque construction. It was advanced and widely considered as German’s principal fighter.
- Boeing B-29 Superfortress – This heavy bomber is superior in armament, range and overall performance. It was also the largest bomber during World War 2 and played an important role in several bomb raids. Among its features are pressurized cabin, remote-controlled machine gun turrets and central fire-control system.
- Mitsubishi A6M Zero – This carrier-borne long-range fighter aircraft is often called “Reisen” (zero fighter) by the pilots. It had legendary status and was a very powerful weapon in air combat.
These warbirds have played great roles during World War 2 and it’s incredible to see them flying together!