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  • United States

    43 42.57%
  • Britian

    37 36.63%
  • Japan

    1 0.99%
  • Germany

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Which country in ww2 had the best airforce

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    Default Which country in ww2 had the best airforce

    United states

    Brittin

    Japan

    Germany

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    The Royal Air Force !!!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Well at the start of WW2 Germany had the most modern airforce. they were not the larges, the french and British airforce were wiped of the map in 1940 (the UK making a return to air power in 1940). All up the Luftwaffe dominated for the first half of the war, but then there small bombers, could not compete with the Lancaster of flying fortress, the fighter ME-109 was a brilliant aircart a match for all until 194-45 when the Americans created the P-51. The German Jets did not play a large enough roll. to little numbers and to many Allies. I would say 50/50 with Germany and the US.
    Morris

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    Definitely the RAF IMO. Aside from my slightly bias viewpoint as a Brit, I think the Battle of Britain was as pivotal a point in the war as Stalingrad and Normandy. The odds faced by the RAF is enough for them to win the title IMO

    Tally ho chaps, what what.

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    What about the Soviets? I thought they had a large airforce as well, though maybe not much early war, but a force to be reckoned with by the late war period.

    The RAF was the best.

    The Me 109 had become outdated before 44 and had been supersceded by the FW190. I thought the p51 was designed to British specifications and the engine was based on the rolls royce merlin and if I am not mistaken the first ME 109 to fly had a rolls royce engine in it?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Spitfire, Hurricane, Typhoon, Tempest, Mosquito, Lancaster, Wellington, Halifax, Beaufighter, Blenheim, Swordfish........

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    British airforce were wiped of the map in 1940

    A little drastic there methinks.

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    Andy
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    Quote by aj4010 View Post
    British airforce were wiped of the map in 1940

    A little drastic there methinks.

    Best Regards,

    Andy
    I thought the same, if we were wiped off the map in 1940, ERR who won the Battle of Britain ???

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    I would nominate the Finnish air force-pound for pound the most effective, despite being equipped with mediocre aircraft at best they managed to hold off and gain a measure of air superiority over the vastly larger Soviet forces.

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    Dowding refused to send more squadrons to what he considered a lost cause.

    Document-7: Battle of Britain - 1940 / Dowdings Letter

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    Andy
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