The Statistics That Kept Countless Allied Fighter Planes In The Sky

Turns out, the secret to improving the odds of returning aircraft was not additional armor on the most damaged parts. During the war, The United States commissioned a select group of mathematicians which came to be known as the Statistical Research Group.  They worked around the clock in developing ballistic tables, patterns, and computational devices […] More

3 Reasons Why the Bf 109 Was Way Too Slow Compared To The P51

There’s nothing sweeter than a marriage between than American design philosophy and British Engineering. We can all agree to this: The Mustang was the finest mass-produced, piston fighter of the Second World War. The Mustang P51 and the Spitfire Mark IX were simultaneously baptized in a disastrous Allied loss during the botched Dieppe raid of […] More

Why The Fearsome A6M Zero Was Really A Tiger With A Glass Jaw

One of the war’s deadliest fighter planes was just too good for its own good. Kaizen is a  philosophy that encourages continuous and incremental improvement, which is probably why the Japanese are the most orderly and disciplined people in the world. Unfortunately, Japanese engineering did not catch up with the Kaizen way of life during the fast-paced production […] More

How The Luftwaffe Obliterated 30 British Aircraft In 1 Night

How the scarcity of night fighters led to Wilde Sau – a new tactic that helped in the Luftwaffe defense of Cologne and in the destruction of 30 British Aircraft in a single night. When World War II rolled around, the principles of aerial combat that were first formulated during the First World War proved to be […] More