____  __            _                ___                     __    
       / __ )/ /___ _____  (_)___  ____ _   /   |  ____  ____ ____  / /____
      / __  / / __ `/_  / / / __ \/ __ `/  / /| | / __ \/ __ `/ _ \/ / ___/
     / /_/ / / /_/ / / /_/ / / / / /_/ /  / ___ |/ / / / /_/ /  __/ /__  /
    /_____/_/\__,_/ /___/_/_/ /_/\__  /  /_/  |_/_/ /_/\__  /\___/_/____/  
                                /____/                /____/               

         _____                       __                               ____
        / ___/____ ___  ______ _____/ /________  ____  _____   ____  / __/
        \__ \/ __ `/ / / / __ `/ __  / ___/ __ \/ __ \/ ___/  / __ \/ /_  
       ___/ / /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / /_/ / /  / /_/ / / / /__  /  / /_/ / __/  
      /____/\__  /\__,_/\__,_/\__,_/_/   \____/_/ /_/____/   \____/_/     
              /_/                                                         
                          _       ___       __________
                         | |     / / |     / /  _/  _/
                         | | /| / /| | /| / // / / /  
                         | |/ |/ / | |/ |/ // /_/ /   
                         |__/|__/  |__/|__/___/___/   




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                             Table of Contents
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***** I suggest you use quick search. Quick search allows you to get to one of
the following sections instantly. To use quick search hold (Ctrl) and (F) at
the same time. If done properly a small box will appear asking you to enter a
word. For example: If I wanted to find the P 51H Mustang section I would type
in [0043] and press the find button. *****



1. Legal Information.....................................................[0001]
2. Version History.......................................................[0002]
3. Controls..............................................................[0003]
4. Introduction..........................................................[0004]
5. Aircraft..............................................................[0005]
       I.       Gladiator................................................[0006]
       II.      Hurricane I..............................................[0007]
       III.     Me 110 C.................................................[0008]
       IV.      Spitfire I...............................................[0009]
       V.       Me 109 E.................................................[0010]
       VI.      Spitfire V...............................................[0011]
       VII.     Swordfish................................................[0012]
       VIII.    Seafire..................................................[0013]
       IX.      Ju 87 Stuka..............................................[0014]
       X.       Hurricane II.............................................[0015]
       XI.      Me 110 E.................................................[0016]
       XII.     P40C Warhawk.............................................[0017]
       XIII.    Beaufighter..............................................[0018]
       XIV.     Devastator...............................................[0019]
       XV.      D3A1 Val.................................................[0020]
       XVI.     F2A Buffalo..............................................[0021]
       XVII.    B5N2 Kate................................................[0022]
       XVIII.   SBD 3 Dauntless..........................................[0023]
       XIX.     A6M Zero.................................................[0024]
       XX.      Boulton-Paul Defiant.....................................[0025]
       XXI.     Ki 43 Hayabusa...........................................[0026]
       XXII.    SB2C Helldiver...........................................[0027]
       XXIII.   SB2A Buccaneer...........................................[0028]
       XXIV.    P-82 Twin Mustang........................................[0029]
       XXV.     J2M Raiden...............................................[0030]
       XXVI.    DH Mosquito..............................................[0031]
       XXVII.   N1K Shiden...............................................[0032]
       XXVIII.  FW 190A..................................................[0033]
       XXIX.    Me 109 G.................................................[0034]
       XXX.     Typhoon..................................................[0035]
       XXXI.    Me 110 G.................................................[0036]
       XXXII.   P 51D Mustang............................................[0037]
       XXXIII.  Me 109 K.................................................[0038]
       XXXIV.   Tempest..................................................[0039]
       XXXV.    A1 Skyraider.............................................[0040]
       XXXVI.   B-17 Flying Fortress.....................................[0041]
       XXXVII.  Spitfire IX..............................................[0042]
       XXXVIII. P 51H Mustang............................................[0043]
       XXXIX.   FW 190 D9................................................[0044]
       XL.      Meteor...................................................[0045]
       XLI.     Kikka....................................................[0046]
       XLII.    Hs-129...................................................[0047]
       XLIII.   B-25 Mitchell............................................[0048]
       XLIV.    Me-163 Komet.............................................[0049]
       XLV.     Me 262...................................................[0050]
       XLVI.    Dornier Do-335...........................................[0051]
6. Mini Campaign.........................................................[0052]
       I.       Bombing Campaign.........................................[0053]
       II.      Dogfight Campaign........................................[0054]
7. Arcade................................................................[0055]
8. Ace Duel..............................................................[0056]
9. Flying Tools..........................................................[0057]
       I.       Squadron Commands........................................[0058]
       II.      Targeting................................................[0059]
       III.     Follow Camera............................................[0060]
       IV.      Secondary Weapons........................................[0061]
10. Frequently Asked Questions...........................................[0062]
11. Contacting Information...............................................[0063]
12. Credits..............................................................[0064]



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1. Legal Information                                                     [0001]
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No part of this document may be reproduced or otherwise distributed without
organized permission from me. It was made solely to be
hosted on the web, and I strictly demand that it will remain that way. So, this
may never appear in any kind of magazines, articles etc. Never to be copied in
whole or even in parts and under no circumstances shall this be used to make a
profit in any way.


If any site would like to host my guide DO NOT even ask, for I will not grant
permission. The only site allowed to host my guide is:

www.gamefaqs.com



Document Work Copyright İ 2008


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2. Version History                                                       [0002]
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***** I first began this Guide on January 14, 2008. *****



April 20, 2008 - Version 1.0 - Well this is it. I feel that its ready to be
posted, but you never know what I might have left out or some mistakes that I
have made.


November 2, 2008 - Version 1.1 - Minor adjustments made.


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3. Controls                                                              [0003]
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***** I am assuming that you are using a PS3 and have the game set on the
default controls (Arcade Control). *****

 _____________________________________________________________________________
|                                                                             |
|                                  In-Flight                                  |
|_____________________________________________________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| X button                             | Next Enemy                           |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| O button                             | Closest Threat                       |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| [] button                            | Statistics                           |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| /\ button                            | Landing Gear                         |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| R1 button                            | Primary Fire                         |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| R2 button                            | -                                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| L1 button                            | Secondary Fire                       |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| L2 button                            | Follow Camera                        |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| ^ Directional button                 | Squadron Commands                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| v Directional button                 | Squadron Commands                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| < Directional button                 | Squadron Commands                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| > Directional button                 | Squadron Commands                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| Right analog stick                   | Speed Up/Slow Down - Roll Left/Right |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| Left analog stick                    | Pitch Up/Down - Turn Left/Right      |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| R3 button                            | -                                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| L3 button                            | -                                    |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| START button                         | Pause/In-Game Menu                   |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|
|                                      |                                      |
| SELECT button                        | Change View                          |
|______________________________________|______________________________________|


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4. Introduction                                                          [0004]
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Hello, welcome to my Aircraft Guide for Blazing Angels. I recently acquired
this game for my PS3. I find it extremely amusing, and very underrated.
Currently, this is one of my favorite game for this PS3. In this Guide, I have
attempted to cover as much information on the Aircraft as possible. If you find
something missing, feel free to contact me through E-mail [0062]. If this Guide
helped, or if you just enjoyed it, recommend it to fellow Gamefaqers, using the
link on the banner at the top. You can consider me an experienced Guide author.
I have written a few Guides, if you would like to see them, follow this link
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Hope this Guide helps...


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5. Aircraft                                                              [0005]
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Yup, this section is what this Guide is all about, aircraft! I'll cover as much
as I can about the aircraft in the game. Not much else needs to be said...


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I. Gladiator                                                             [0006]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Gloster Gladiator was the last biplane fighter built for use in the RAF but
it served on many different war fronts until 1943 (it finished out the war as a
trainer) It fought in many campaigns including Norway, Finland, Russia, Malta, 
North Africa, Greece, Egypt and France and even had a version designed for use 
by the Fleet air arm called the 'Sea Gladiator'


How Acquired:
- Pre-owned
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
II. Hurricane I                                                          [0007]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Hurricane combined a biplane structure with a monoplane layout. The 
fuselage was a braced steel tube construction, with wooden frames and fabric 
covering. The wing was covered in metal, except on the first production 
aircraft, and was relatively thick. The Hurricane was inferior to the best 
contemporary fighters, but sturdy, reliable and easy to produce in quantity. 
Most RAF fighters during the Battle of Britain were Hurricanes. Later models 
were used as ground attack aircraft, because they were obsolete as fighters. 
Some Mk.IIs even became anti-tank aircraft with two 40mm cannon. 14533 were 
built, a number of these in Canada with Packard Merlin engines.


How Acquired:
- Mission (01) Training Day
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4.5 | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+


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III. Me 110 C                                                            [0008]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was an aircraft of very mixed fortunes. It has often 
been criticized for its failure during the Battle of Britain, while its 
successes in other fields have been largely ignored. Yet, this aircraft that 
did not match up to Luftwaffe expectations managed to serve Germany throughout 
the Second World War in long-range escort fighter, fighter-bomber, 
reconnaissance, ground attack and night fighter roles.


How Acquired:
- Mission (01) Training Day
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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IV. Spitfire I                                                           [0009]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


An uncompromised, fast and maneuverable fighter. The remarkable thin elliptical
wing made the Spitfire capable of very high speeds. It served as first-line 
fighter throughout WWII in increasingly fast and powerful versions, first with 
the Merlin, later with the Griffon engine. The Spitfire was continuously 
changed to meet all kinds of treats and demands, as low- and high altitude 
fighter, tropicalized, navalized, or equipped as unarmed photo-reconnaissance 
aircraft. Probably the most famous military aircraft ever. 20351 built. The RAF
retired its last Spitfires -- PR Mk. 19 recce aircraft -- in 1954.


How Acquired:
- Mission (02) Skies of Dunkirk
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
V. Me 109 E                                                              [0010]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Bf109 was the Luftwaffe's standard fighter throughout WWII, and the 
production of the Bf 109 was larger than that of any other fighter. It was a 
quite revolutionary design, the smallest aircraft that could be built around a 
powerful engine. Advantages were good performance and handling, and a simple 
construction; disadvantages were restricted vision, bad landing 
characteristics, and the inability to carry heavy armament without adverse 
affects on handling. The E was one of the best fighters in the world, on a par 
with the Spitfire; the F was a fine fighter with limited armament; the G 
suffered from detoriated handling. The K was the last series-produced model. 
Some extreme developments, elongated, with longer wings and Jumo engines, never
reached service. Projects to replace the 109 all failed. Approx 35000 built. 
Czechoslovakia and Spain continued production of developments after WWII.


How Acquired:
- Mission (02) Skies of Dunkirk
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VI. Spitfire V                                                           [0011]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


An uncompromised, fast and maneuverable fighter. The remarkable thin elliptical
wing made the Spitfire capable of very high speeds. It served as first-line 
fighter throughout WWII in increasingly fast and powerful versions, first with 
the Merlin, later with the Griffon engine. The Spitfire was continuously 
changed to meet all kinds of treats and demands, as low- and high altitude 
fighter, tropicalized, navalized, or equipped as unarmed photo-reconnaissance 
aircraft. Probably the most famous military aircraft ever. 20351 built. The RAF
retired its last Spitfires -- PR Mk. 19 recce aircraft -- in 1954.


How Acquired:
- Mission (03) Dunkirk Evacuation
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VII. Swordfish                                                           [0012]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Swordfish, a torpedo-carrying plane primarily carried on board British 
aircraft carriers, played a vital part in the destruction of the Bismarck in 
May 1941. The Swordfish was a bi-plane and by the standards of World War Two, 
the plane was slow and a veteran. However, when required to do so, the 
Swordfish carried quite a punch.


How Acquired:
- Mission (03) Dunkirk Evacuation
Aircraft Type:
- Torpedo Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | .5  |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available. *****


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VIII. Seafire                                                            [0013]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


An uncompromised, fast and maneuverable fighter. The remarkable thin elliptical
wing made the Spitfire capable of very high speeds. It served as first-line 
fighter throughout WWII in increasingly fast and powerful versions, first with 
the Merlin, later with the Griffon engine. The Spitfire was continuously 
changed to meet all kinds of treats and demands, as low- and high altitude 
fighter, tropicalized, navalized, or equipped as unarmed photo-reconnaissance 
aircraft. Probably the most famous military aircraft ever. 20351 built. The RAF
retired its last Spitfires -- PR Mk. 19 recce aircraft -- in 1954.


How Acquired:
- Mission (04) London, 1940
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
IX. Ju 87 Stuka                                                          [0014]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


'Stuka' or 'Sturzkampfflugzeug' was the general German terminology for 
dive-bombers, but the Ju 87 with its inverted gull wing, and 
fixed-undercarriage was the most famous and feared of all. The Ju 87 was ugly, 
sturdy, accurate, but very vulnerable to enemy fighters; it's use demanded air 
superiority. But its effectiveness in destroying fortifications or ships, or 
just scaring people, was undoubted. On the eastern front the last Ju 87 
versions were employed as anti-tank aircraft with underwing 37mm guns. Over 
5700 Stuka's built.


How Acquired:
- Mission (04) London, 1940
Aircraft Type:
- Dive Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 1   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available. *****


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
X. Hurricane II                                                          [0015]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Hurricane combined a biplane structure with a monoplane layout. The 
fuselage was a braced steel tube construction, with wooden frames and fabric 
covering. The wing was covered in metal, except on the first production 
aircraft, and was relatively thick. The Hurricane was inferior to the best 
contemporary fighters, but sturdy, reliable and easy to produce in quantity. 
Most RAF fighters during the Battle of Britain were Hurricanes. Later models 
were used as ground attack aircraft, because they were obsolete as fighters. 
Some Mk.IIs even became anti-tank aircraft with two 40mm cannon. 14533 were 
built, a number of these in Canada with Packard Merlin engines.


How Acquired:
- Mission (05) Desert Reconnaissance
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   | + 1
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
XI. Me 110 E                                                             [0016]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was an aircraft of very mixed fortunes. It has often 
been criticized for its failure during the Battle of Britain, while its 
successes in other fields have been largely ignored. Yet, this aircraft that 
did not match up to Luftwaffe expectations managed to serve Germany throughout 
the Second World War in long-range escort fighter, fighter-bomber, 
reconnaissance, ground attack and night fighter roles.


How Acquired:
- Mission (05) Desert Reconnaissance
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
XII. P40C Warhawk                                                        [0017]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The P-40 was a development of the P-36 with a liquid-cooled engine, known to 
the manufacturer as Hawk 81 and to the British as Tomahawk. It suffered from 
the obsoleteness of the basic design. The P-40 was never the equal of its 
opponents, but nevertheless served throughout WWII. It most famous user was the
AVG, better known as the 'Flying Tigers', a group of American pilots hired by 
China. The P-40D model introduced a strongly modified nose and a new engine; 
this version was known as Hawk 87 to the manufacturer and Kittyhawk to the 
British. The P-40 was sturdy and had good diving characteristics, but was 
outperformed by modern fighters, despite continuous improvement. Later P-40s 
had lengthened fuselages, a lighter structure, and even Packard V-1650 Merlin 
engines. 13738 were built.


How Acquired:
- Mission (06) Desert Rats Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


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XIII. Beaufighter                                                        [0018]
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Before the advent of the Second World War, the multi-engined two-seat fighter 
had received sporadic attention in most countries, but as the fighter was 
envisaged primarily as a day interceptor, a task which could be fulfilled most 
effectively by the less expensive single seat single-engined machine, little 
real effort was placed behind the development of the longer-ranging, heavier 
combat aircraft, except in Germany where the long-range strategic fighter 
received close attention from the mid-thirties, resulting in the  Messerschmitt
Me 110. Britain's lack of long-range heavy fighters, when the war started, was 
a source of acute embarrassment to the RAF single-engined interceptors, such as
the Hurricane and Spitfire lacked the endurance for effective standing 
patrols, and it was soon discovered that the heavy long-range fighter would be 
invaluable to perform a wide variety of tasks. The result was a piece of true 
British improvisation —- the Bristol Beaufighter, which entered service a year 
after the outbreak of war, at a time when it was most sorely needed.


How Acquired:
- Mission (06) Desert Rats Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain  


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XIV. Devastator                                                          [0019]
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Upon its introduction, the Devastator was the most modern and effective torpedo
bomber perhaps in the world, the design often referred to as "radical". There 
were a number of "firsts" associated with the TBD; the "Devastator" was the 
first monoplane design ordered for service with the US Navy; it was the first 
with hydraulic (as opposed to "manual") folding wings; it was the first "all 
metal" aircraft ordered by the Navy. The carriers Saratoga, Enterprise, 
Lexington, Wasp, Hornet, Yorktown and Ranger were all equipped with the 
Devastator as the standard torpedo bomber. And, although Devastator production 
totaled only 129 aircraft, it achieved a notoriety completely out of proportion
to its numbers.


How Acquired:
- Mission (07) Day of Infamy
Aircraft Type:
- Torpedo Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XV. D3A1 Val                                                             [0020]
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On December 7, 1941, the Japanese Imperial Navy launched 353 aircraft from six 
carriers, in a surprise attack, against United States military installations 
on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The aircraft included  Mitsubishi A6M2s (Zero),
Nakajima B5Ns (Kate) and Aichi D3As. The Aichi D3A led the first wave of 
attacks and was the first Japanese aircraft to drop bombs on American targets.
129 Aichi D3A aircraft were used as part of the Japanese task force that 
attacked Pearl Harbor. Despite its obsolescence, the D3A took part in all major
Japanese carrier operations in the first ten months of the war after the attack
on Pearl harbor. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, they saw only limited 
action from land bases in China and Indo-China.


How Acquired:
- Mission (07) Day of Infamy
Aircraft Type:
- Dive Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | .5  |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XVI. F2A Buffalo                                                         [0021]
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The first monoplane fighter to enter service with the U.S. Navy was designed 
and built by a company which had only ventured into the aviation industry in 
1932. Nevertheless, the company's two design engineers, Dayton T. Brown and 
R.D. MacCart proved that their ideas on monoplane design were better thought 
out than some. In June 1940 VF-3 Fighter Squadron aboard the aircraft carrier 
USS Saratoga became the first squadron to receive the Navy's first 
carrier-borne monoplane fighters.


How Acquired:
- Mission (08) Surprise Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 3   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 5   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+


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XVII. B5N2 Kate                                                          [0022]
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The Nakajima B5N2, or Kate as the Allies called her, was the best torpedo 
bomber in the world before the war with America, and during the first year or 
so of the war. Rock solid stability, extremely low wing loading, and impressive
ordnance load, including carrying the exceptional Japanese Torpedoes of the 
time all add up to an exceptional plane. The Kate is a pleasure to take off and
land with on a carrier. Like it's carrier-mate, the Val, the Kate has a 50mph 
stall speed, allowing her to have only a 20mph takeover speed while approaching
a carrier. This of course is a tremendous help in landing. The low stall speed 
has another bonus, it allows an extremely slow speed for dropping the torpedo, 
the American torpedo bombers used inferior Torpedoes that had much narrower 
deployment parameters and the planes deploying them had much higher stall 
speeds requiring higher deployment speeds. 


How Acquired:
- Mission (08) Surprise Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 1   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XVIII. SBD 3 Dauntless                                                   [0023]
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The SBD-3 (A-24-DE) was the first fully combat ready version with a total 
production of 585 airplanes. Flotation gear was removed, alclad replaced 
dural for construction, armor protection and bullet-proof windscreen were 
installed and the engine was changed to a 1,000 hp Wright R-1820-52. Forward 
firing armament was changed to two 0.50 mg, (same as the SBD-1) and rear 
armament was increased with a twin, belt-fed 0.30 mg.


How Acquired:
- Mission (09) Midway: Opening Moves
Aircraft Type:
- Dive Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 1   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XIX. A6M Zero                                                            [0024]
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The A6M came as a shock to the allied in 1941 -- this despite earlier reports 
of its appearance in China. For the first time, a carrier fighter had been 
built that outperformed landplanes. The A6M was fast, extremely maneuverable, 
and had an impressive endurance. But this performance had been achieved by the 
light construction of the aircraft, and this was the undoing of the type when 
more powerful allied fighters appeared. Development was unable to keep up with 
the exigencies of the time, and most of the 10964 built had to fight an 
increasingly superior opposition.


How Acquired:
- Mission (09) Midway: Opening Moves
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4.5 | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 1   |
+--------------+-----+


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XX. Boulton-Paul Defiant                                                 [0025]
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Often maligned as a failure, the Boulton Paul Defiant found a successful niche 
as a night-fighter during the German 'Blitz' on London, scoring a significant 
number of combat kills before being relegated to training and support roles. 
The Boulton Paul company first became interested in powered gun turrets when it
pioneered the use of a pneumatic-powered enclosed nose turret in the Boulton 
Paul Overstand biplane bomber. The company subsequently brought the rights to a
French-designed electro-hydraulic powered turret and soon became the UK leaders
in turret design.


How Acquired:
- Mission (10) Midway: Turning Point
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXI. Ki 43 Hayabusa                                                      [0026]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) was numerically the most 
important fighter used by the Japanese Army Air Force during the Pacific War. 
It remained in production from the beginning of the Pacific War until its end 
in August of 1945. In many ways, it was a transitional type, bridging the gap 
between the lightly-loaded fighter monoplanes of the late 1930s with their 
fixed undercarriages and open cockpits and the higher-powered heavy fighters of
the early 1940s with their retractable undercarriages and enclosed cockpits. 
Its appearance was a complete surprise to the Allies, and the fighter proved to
be superior in performance to most of its opponents during the first year of 
the Pacific War. Most of the Japanese Army's aces established the larger part 
of their scores while flying this airplane. The Ki-43 is often confused with 
its contemporary, the famed Mitsubishi A6M Reisen (Zero Fighter) of the 
Japanese Navy, and was often misidentified as a "Zero" early in the war.


How Acquired:
- Mission (10) Midway: Turning Point
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXII. SB2C Helldiver                                                     [0027]
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This large, heavy, impressive and powerful dive-bomber was intended as an 
improvement on the SBD Dauntless, which it was to replace.  However, during the
SB2C's development it became apparent that there were serious problems with its
design.  Combat experience,  especially at the Battle of the Philippine Sea, 
revealed that the Dauntless was in fact the superior aircraft. The Helldiver's 
handling was poor - in particular it had unsatisfactory low-speed stability, 
and dangerously poor stalling characteristics.  It was also unstable in a 
high-speed dive, and therefore a less accurate bomber than the SBD. 


How Acquired:
- Mission (11) Holding Guadalcanal
Aircraft Type:
- Dive Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XXIII. SB2A Buccaneer                                                    [0028]
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Having just completed the design of the SBA scout-bomber, Brewster set about to
produce a more effective aircraft with heavier armament, increased bomb load 
and higher performance. Unfortunately, performance was far below that 
anticipated, and the larger, much heavier aircraft lacked maneuverability. The 
British were supplied SB2As under lend-lease (designated "Bermudas" by the 
British), but they also found them completely unsuitable for combat operations.
As a result, SB2As only saw second-line service as target towing and training 
aircraft.


How Acquired:
- Mission (11) Holding Guadalcanal
Aircraft Type:
- Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 1   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 4   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XXIV. P-82 Twin Mustang                                                  [0029]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The P-82 came about as a result of a USAAF requirement for a very long range 
escort fighter for operations in the Pacific, especially to escort the B-29s 
all the way to Japan and back. The purpose of having two pilots was as a relief
against fatigue on the long overwater missions. Only 20 of the 500 ordered had 
been built before the war's end brought a cancellation to the contracts, but 
250 more were built in 1946. Part of this order was for a night fighter version
(with a radar operator instead of a second pilot) which was made to replace the
Northrop P-61 Black Widow. The P-82 was renamed the F-82 in 1948, and a U.S. 
F-82 shot down the first enemy aircraft of the Korean War.


How Acquired:
- Mission (12) The Battle of New Georgia
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5.5 | + 2.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXV. J2M Raiden                                                          [0030]
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The J2M was designed by Jiro Horikoshi, creator of the Mitsubishi A6M "Zero". 
It was strictly a local-defense interceptor intended to counter the threat of 
high-altitude bomber raids, and thus relied on speed, climb performance, and 
armament at the expense of maneuverability. The J2M was a sleek but stubby 
craft with its over-sized Mitsubishi Kasei engine buried behind a long cowling,
cooled by an intake fan and connected to the propeller with a long extension 
shaft. Pilot visibility was poor.


How Acquired:
- Mission (12) The Battle of New Georgia
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXVI. DH Mosquito                                                        [0031]
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The de Havilland Mosquito was a twin-engined aircraft of plywood monocoque 
construction, designed originally as a fast, unarmed light bomber. This concept
was regarded as an aberration by the authorities, but the performance of the 
Mosquito silenced the critics. At night it operated with impunity over Germany 
to the end of the war, because the Luftwaffe never had a nightfighter fast 
enough to intercept it. The Mosquito also served with distinction as 
fighter-bomber, reconnaissance aircraft and nightfighter. It was one of the 
finest aircraft of WWII, with a versatility only matched by the German Junkers 
Ju 88. The nightfighter versions remained in production until 1947.


How Acquired:
- Mission (13) Rabaul Raid
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+


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XXVII. N1K Shiden                                                        [0032]
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The Kawanishi N1K2-J Shiden Kai (Violet Lightning Modified) is generally rated 
as being one of the finest land-based fighter planes fielded by the Japanese 
during the Pacific War. It was actually superior to most of the carrier-based 
US Navy fighters that opposed it, and could hold its own against even the later
models of the P-51 Mustang. Unfortunately for the Japanese, the aircraft was 
available too late and in insufficient numbers to affect the outcome of the 
war. The N1K2-J had a rather curious evolution. It actually originated as a 
floatplane fighter designed for offensive operations, and evolved in stages to 
produce what was perhaps the finest land-based fighter plane available to any 
of the combatants in the Pacific War.


How Acquired:
- Mission (13) Rabaul Raid
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


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XXVIII. FW 190A                                                          [0033]
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The small Fw 190 was one of the greatest fighters of WWII. Designed by Dr. Kurt
Tank, the Fw 190 was built as a sturdy all-round fighter, rather than a 
lightweight interceptor; but the early Fw 190A's nevertheless proved clearly 
superior to the Spitfire Mk.V. The Fw 190 was a better fighter than the Bf 109,
except at high altitude. The radial-engine Fw 190 was also successfully 
developed into a series of fighter-bombers. The Fw 190D-series used a 
liquid-cooled Junkers engine instead of the radial BMW, and had increased span 
and length. The Fw 190D was a very good high-altitude interceptor, equal to the
P-51D or Spitfire IX and without the altitude limitations of the Fw 190A. It 
was the stepping-stone to the Ta 152. Total Fw 190 production was 20001.


How Acquired:
- Mission (14) Preemptive Strike
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+


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XXIX. Me 109 G                                                           [0034]
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The Bf109 was the Luftwaffe's standard fighter throughout WWII, and the 
production of the Bf 109 was larger than that of any other fighter. It was a 
quite revolutionary design, the smallest aircraft that could be built around a 
powerful engine. Advantages were good performance and handling, and a simple 
construction; disadvantages were restricted vision, bad landing 
characteristics, and the inability to carry heavy armament without adverse 
affects on handling. The E was one of the best fighters in the world, on a par 
with the Spitfire; the F was a fine fighter with limited armament; the G 
suffered from detoriated handling. The K was the last series-produced model. 
Some extreme developments, elongated, with longer wings and Jumo engines, never
reached service. Projects to replace the 109 all failed. Approx 35000 built. 
Czechoslovakia and Spain continued production of developments after WWII.


How Acquired:
- Mission (14) Preemptive Strike
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXX. Typhoon                                                             [0035]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


This massive new fighter, the heaviest and most powerful single-seat 
single-engined warplane envisaged at the time of its design, was to suffer a 
long gestatory period. It was to be pressed into operational service before it 
was fully developed and, in consequence, acquire a worse reputation among its 
pilots than that of any fighter preceding it. It was fated to be rarely 
employed in the interceptor role for which it was originally conceived. Yet, 
despite its vicissitudes, it was to blossom into one of the most formidable 
weapons evolved during the Second World War. It was a close-support fighter 
that was to turn the scales in many land battles and upset many conceptions of 
land warfare.


How Acquired:
- Mission (15) Top Secret
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+


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XXXI. Me 110 G                                                           [0036]
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The Messerschmitt Bf 110 was an aircraft of very mixed fortunes. It has often 
been criticized for its failure during the Battle of Britain, while its 
successes in other fields have been largely ignored. Yet, this aircraft that 
did not match up to Luftwaffe expectations managed to serve Germany throughout 
the Second World War in long-range escort fighter, fighter-bomber, 
reconnaissance, ground attack and night fighter roles.


How Acquired:
- Mission (15) Top Secret
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXII. P 51D Mustang                                                     [0037]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


This best known US fighter of WWII was built to British requirements. The 
British reluctantly accepted North American's proposal to design a new fighter 
for them, instead of license-building P-40's, and the USAAF was at first not 
interested at all. The P-51 was a clean and very refined design, with a laminar
flow wing and carefully positioned radiator bath. The early P-51, with Allison 
V-1710, engine, was an excellent low-altitude reconnaissance fighter, but had 
low performance above 15000ft. After reengining with the R.R. Merlin, the P-51B
was one of the best fighters of WWII. It proved to be the ideal fighter to 
escort the bomber force on the long missions over Germany. The P-51D sacrificed
some speed for the introduction of a 'bubble' hood, offering much better view. 
The P-51F, G and J versions were lightweight developments, with only a 
superficial resemblance to the original Mustang; the P-51H was more directly 
related to the P-51D, but powered by the more powerful V-1650-9 engine. After 
WWII, the P-51D played a very important role as fighter-bomber in Korea. 14819
were built.


How Acquired:
- Mission (16) D-Day Normandy
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXIII. Me 109 K                                                         [0038]
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The Bf109 was the Luftwaffe's standard fighter throughout WWII, and the 
production of the Bf 109 was larger than that of any other fighter. It was a 
quite revolutionary design, the smallest aircraft that could be built around a 
powerful engine. Advantages were good performance and handling, and a simple 
construction; disadvantages were restricted vision, bad landing 
characteristics, and the inability to carry heavy armament without adverse 
affects on handling. The E was one of the best fighters in the world, on a par 
with the Spitfire; the F was a fine fighter with limited armament; the G 
suffered from detoriated handling. The K was the last series-produced model. 
Some extreme developments, elongated, with longer wings and Jumo engines, never
reached service. Projects to replace the 109 all failed. Approx 35000 built. 
Czechoslovakia and Spain continued production of developments after WWII.


How Acquired:
- Mission (16) D-Day Normandy
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXIV. Tempest                                                           [0039]
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The Hawker Tempest was a RAF fighter aircraft of World War II, an improved 
derivative of the Hawker Typhoon, and one of the most powerful fighters used in
the war. While Hawker and the RAF were struggling to turn the Typhoon into a 
useful aircraft, Hawker's Sidney Camm and his team were rethinking the design. 
The Typhoon's thick, rugged wing was partly to blame for some of the aircraft's
performance problems, and as far back as March 1940 a few engineers had been 
set aside to investigate the new "laminar flow" wing, which the Americans had 
implemented in the P-51 Mustang. 


How Acquired:
- Mission (17) Paris: La Liberation
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 4   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 4   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXV. A1 Skyraider                                                       [0040]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The mammoth Skyraider series would have been a major player in the Second World
War if it were designed and produced a few years earlier than it had. 
Regardless, the system would prove itself quite a capable close-support 
aircraft through the impending Korean and Vietnam wars. The system would gain a
reputation for resilience, ease of lying and payload capacity and receive a 
variety of major marks to boot.


How Acquired:
- Mission (17) Paris: La Liberation
Aircraft Type:
- Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XXXVI. B-17 Flying Fortress                                              [0041]
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The four-engined B-17 was designed as a heavily-armed, long-range medium 
bomber. It became the mainstay of the USAF bomber offensive over Europe. The 
B-17 had a long range, and was easy to fly except when -- as was often the case
 -- it was overloaded; but its bomb-carrying capacity on long range was very 
limited. Even the 13 machine guns of the B-17G were not enough to fight off 
enemy fighters, but on the other hand the B-17 could have a lot of hits and 
still bring its crew home. Some B-17 Flying Fortress bombers were stripped of 
armament and used as CB-17 transports. 12731 built.


How Acquired:
- Mission (18) Counter Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Level Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | .5  |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 6   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XXXVII. Spitfire IX                                                      [0042]
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An uncompromised, fast and maneuverable fighter. The remarkable thin elliptical
wing made the Spitfire capable of very high speeds. It served as first-line 
fighter throughout WWII in increasingly fast and powerful versions, first with 
the Merlin, later with the Griffon engine. The Spitfire was continuously 
changed to meet all kinds of treats and demands, as low- and high altitude 
fighter, tropicalized, navalized, or equipped as unarmed photo-reconnaissance 
aircraft. Probably the most famous military aircraft ever. 20351 built. The RAF
retired its last Spitfires -- PR Mk. 19 recce aircraft -- in 1954.


How Acquired:
- Mission (18) Counter Attack
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXVIII. P 51H Mustang                                                   [0043]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


This best known US fighter of WWII was built to British requirements. The 
British reluctantly accepted North American's proposal to design a new fighter 
for them, instead of license-building P-40's, and the USAAF was at first not 
interested at all. The P-51 was a clean and very refined design, with a laminar
flow wing and carefully positioned radiator bath. The early P-51, with Allison 
V-1710, engine, was an excellent low-altitude reconnaissance fighter, but had 
low performance above 15000ft. After reengining with the R.R. Merlin, the P-51B
was one of the best fighters of WWII. It proved to be the ideal fighter to 
escort the bomber force on the long missions over Germany. The P-51D sacrificed
some speed for the introduction of a 'bubble' hood, offering much better view. 
The P-51F, G and J versions were lightweight developments, with only a 
superficial resemblance to the original Mustang; the P-51H was more directly 
related to the P-51D, but powered by the more powerful V-1650-9 engine. After 
WWII, the P-51D played a very important role as fighter-bomber in Korea. 14819
were built.


How Acquired:
- Mission (19) Flying Fortresses
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+


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XXXIX. FW 190 D9                                                         [0044]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The small Fw 190 was one of the greatest fighters of WWII. Designed by Dr. Kurt
Tank, the Fw 190 was built as a sturdy all-round fighter, rather than a 
lightweight interceptor; but the early Fw 190A's nevertheless proved clearly 
superior to the Spitfire Mk.V. The Fw 190 was a better fighter than the Bf 109,
except at high altitude. The radial-engine Fw 190 was also successfully 
developed into a series of fighter-bombers. The Fw 190D-series used a 
liquid-cooled Junkers engine instead of the radial BMW, and had increased span 
and length. The Fw 190D was a very good high-altitude interceptor, equal to the
P-51D or Spitfire IX and without the altitude limitations of the Fw 190A. It 
was the stepping-stone to the Ta 152. Total Fw 190 production was 20001.


How Acquired:
- Mission (19) Flying Fortresses
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XL. Meteor                                                               [0045]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Gloster Meteor was the first jet-powered aircraft to enter operational 
service for any air force in history. Though the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe 
was also under development at the same time, the Meteor actually beat the Me 
262 to operational status by a reported mere number of days. Along with being 
the first jet fighter in service, the system also held the distinction of being
the only Allied jet aircraft to see any form of combat in the Second World War.


How Acquired:
- Mission (20) Berlin, 1945
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Great Britain


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XLI. Kikka                                                               [0046]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


 The project began in September 1944, when Nakajima was entrusted with the 
development of a jet powered signal seat bomber. Designed by Kazuo Ohno and 
Kenichi Matsumura, the aircraft was to be able to deliver a 500 kg bomb at 700 
km/h with a range of 900 km as well as having folding wings to enable it to be 
hidden in caves and tunnels. The engines used were Ne-20 turbojets which were 
hastily built, based on the BMW 003 turbojet. Two prototypes were built between
June and August 1945. The first prototype was ready by the beginning of August 
1945, it's first flight being on the 7/8/1945 (one day after the nuclear 
bombing of Hiroshima). Four days later the aircraft had a serious accident. 
This caused the test program to be stopped whilst the second prototype was 
being built. At the same time 18 other Kikka aircraft were in various stages of
production, including the two seat trainer "Kikka-K".


How Acquired:
- Mission (20) Berlin, 1945
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Japan


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+


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XLII. Hs-129                                                             [0047]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Henschels were already in operational service by 1944. The New Luftwaffe 
Schlachtflieger, the specialists close support formations, were an all 
important element of the Luftwaffe against the Russians. The weapons carried by
some Hs129's, could knock out even the mighty Josef Stalin tanks. As with all 
the weapons of the Luftwaffe, the Hs129s were too late and too little to stave 
off defeat. Many have speculated however, that the Luftwaffe close-support 
units delayed the Russians by months. While this may or may not be true, one 
must give the Hs129 credit where it is due. What it lacked in maneuverability 
and speed, (the lack of speed making it easier to attack) the Henschel made up 
in armor and firepower. The Hs129 was also successor to the Hs123, which was 
finally phased out in 1944, after a service career that lasted since the 
Spanish Civil War.


How Acquired:
- Complete the Bombing Campaign
Aircraft Type:
- Ground Attack
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XLIII. B-25 Mitchell                                                     [0048]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The most built and used medium bomber of the war, a shoulder-wing monoplane. 
The B-25 was easily recognizable: The inboard sections of the wing had 
dihedral, but the outboard sections not, and the B-25 had twin fins. Some 
versions had a glazed nose for the bombardier, while others had a metal nose 
filled with machine guns or even a 75mm cannon. The 'Doolittle raid' on Tokyo 
made the B-25 famous. B-25s lend-leased to the USSR continued their service 
there after WWII, and had the NATO reporting name 'Bank'. 9816 built.


How Acquired:
- Complete the Bombing Campaign
Aircraft Type:
- Level Bomber
Country of Origin:
- United States


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 5   |
+--------------+-----+

***** No Arcade Mode upgrade available *****


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XLIV. Me-163 Komet                                                       [0049]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Me 163 was unique: the world's first and only operational rocket-engined 
fighter. It was built in quite different Me 163A trainer and Me 163B fighter 
versions. This small tailless aircraft had impressive performance and excellent
handling, but its rocket engine and fuel were extremely dangerous. The Me163 
was a great technological achievement, but a military disaster, with huge 
accident losses. It required a lengthy development process and entered the 
Second World War in a very limited fashion only in 1944.


How Acquired:
- Complete the Dogfight Campaign
Aircraft Type:
- Interceptor
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 1.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 4   | + 1.5
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 | + .5
+--------------+-----+


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XLV. Me 262                                                              [0050]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Me 262 was the world's first operational jet fighter. It was also the best 
of its generation, with an advanced aerodynamic design. Its development was 
much delayed, less by political disagreement than by engines troubles, and the 
Me 262 arrived too late to influence the end of WWII. Even the series aircraft 
had extremely unreliable and short-lived engines. The few Me 262 used in combat
demonstrated their clear superiority, but were unable achieve much more. Around
1430 built.


How Acquired:
- Complete the Dogfight Campaign
Aircraft Type:
- Fighter
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 4   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3   |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 6   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 3   |
+--------------+-----+


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XLVI. Dornier Do-335                                                     [0051]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (or "Arrow") was one of the more unique prop-driven 
designs of the Second World War. Designed and patented by Doctor Claudius 
Dornier himself as early as 1937, the Do 335 utilized a concept of mounting one
engine forward and another aft on a smooth fuselage with low-monoplane to do 
away with thrust design flaws encountered by single engine fighters. The result
was the pencil-shaped Do 335 design that connected the rear engine via an 
extended propeller shaft. Both engines were fitted with three propeller blades 
each. The twin engine design accommodated one pilot in a greenhouse-type canopy
that offered good visibility forward, sides and above. A retractable tricycle 
landing gear was strengthened and forced the Do 335 to appear rather tall when 
on the ground to accommodate the propeller systems - most notably the 
rear-mounted one - when taking off. Another interesting design element was in 
the cruciform tail design which was mounted aft but forward of the rear engine 
propeller system. Armed with 1 x 30mm cannon and an additional 2 x 15mm 
cannons, the Do 335 was recorded at speeds upwards of 470 miles per hour.


How Acquired:
- Complete Campaign
Aircraft Type:
- Bomber
Country of Origin:
- Germany


+----------------------------+
| Before Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+-------+
|        Speed | 5.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 3.5 |
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 2   |
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+------+
| After Arcade Mode Upgrade |
+--------------+-----+------+
|        Speed | 5.5 |
+--------------+-----+
| Acceleration | 5   |
+--------------+-----+
|      Agility | 4   | + .5
+--------------+-----+
|    Firepower | 3   | + 1
+--------------+-----+
|   Hit Points | 2.5 |
+--------------+-----+


###############################################################################
6. Mini Campaign                                                         [0052]
###############################################################################


After Choosing one of the two mission types - Bombing or Dogfight - you'll be
thrown directly into the middle of a battle. You will be given a ten minute
time limit to destroy the specific targets. Your aircraft, your enemies, and
the map are predefined. There are six different missions in each type; only the
first mission is available at the beginning, and you unlock new missions by
completing the existing ones. Test and improve your skills by attempting the
Mini Campaign.


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I. Bombing Campaign                                                      [0053]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


For this type, you will be given a fighter bomber, attack, or dive bomber
aircraft. You will have to destroy many ground targets that are, most often,
firing back. Sometimes it'll be over land, and sometimes over water.


For completing the Bombing Mini Campaign you unlock:
- Hs-129
- B-25 Mitchell
- Bombs, torpedoes, and rockets on all planes upgraded


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II. Dogfight Campaign                                                    [0054]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


For this type, you will be given a fighter or fighter bomber and will have to
shoot down 20 aircraft before the time expires. The aircraft will be bombers
along with fighters attempting to protect the bombers.


For completing the Dogfight Mini Campaign you unlock:
- Me-163 Komet
- Me 262
- Machine guns and cannons on all fighters upgraded


###############################################################################
7. Arcade                                                                [0055]
###############################################################################


This mode is a very time consuming, repetitive dogfight. You fight alone, and
must destroy three waves of twelve aircraft. There are only four aircraft at a
time though, once you kill one a new one will spawn until you shoot down
twelve of them. You are given two minutes to start, and each aircraft you
destroy adds about thirty seconds to your time. Between each wave you get a
free repair. Each wave consists of the same aircraft, but they get better with
each wave. It is very easy, in my opinion, I never get shot or run out of time.
Once completed, your aircraft gets a useful upgrade.


###############################################################################
8. Ace Duel                                                              [0056]
###############################################################################


Just as the name says, you'll fight an enemy ace flying the same model plane as
you. The most vulnerable point in this mode is the beginning, you and your
opponent will be flying head on, and your opponent will have excellent
accuracy, so if he lines up on you, you might just go down in one pass. Other
than that, its pretty easy. I've even had it where my opponent hits a building.
Its very quick and can help you improve your skills. Winning unlocks a new skin
(paint job) for your plane, to apply it go to your hanger and change it from 
default to ace.


###############################################################################
9. Flying Tools                                                          [0057]
###############################################################################


Any special abilities to help you advance through your missions and to make you
a better pilot. Such flying tools are your commands, your targeting systems,
the follow camera, and your secondary weapons.


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I. Squadron Commands                                                     [0058]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


The commands are made by using the directional buttons:


(^) The up button allows you to toggle through different rules of engagement
for your whole squadron. Its represented with three arrows:
- Formation: The wingmen will attempt to maintain formation and will only
engage an enemy if the squadron is under attack.
- Attack: The wingmen will engage enemies based on proximity and importance to
the mission objective.
- Defense: The wingmen will engage enemies based on the threat to the player or
themselves.


(>) The right button orders Frank to use his "Ace Attack Ability". He will go
out and attack any enemy aircraft. He kinda sucks at it though, so don't get
too excited. Recharge time required between each use. Its represented with a
lightning bolt.


(v) The down button orders Tom to use his "Taunt Ability". This makes any
enemies engaging you turn away and engage him. This is very useful, unlike
Frank's ability, and gives you free time to complete your objective without any
enemy on your tail. Recharge time required between each use. Its represented
with a sheld.


(<) The left button orders Joe to use his "Repair Ability". Joe will send a
repair combo for you to enter in order for you to repair your plane. It will
consist of four shapes (X, [], /\, O) in a random order. The more you get the
more your plane gets repaired. Getting all of them repairs your plane
completely. This is also very useful for when your plane is damaged. Later in
the campaign though, Joe gets killed and you loose this ability. Recharge time
required between each use. Its represented with a wrench.


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II. Targeting                                                            [0059]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------


On your map, there are different symbols for each type of target. They are
Differentiated with colors and shapes:

- Blue: Your wingmen
- Green: Allied targets
- Orange: Generic enemies (Not necesary to beat the mission)
- Red: Objective targets

- Arrow: Air target
- Square: Ground target


When not viewing the map, but looking in first person, targets are represented
accordingly:

- Blue: Your wingmen
- Green: Allied targets
- Orange: Generic enemies (Not necesary to beat the mission)
- Red: Objective targets

- < >: Air target, these brackets will border the plane
- Triangle: Ground Target


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III. Follow Camera                                                       [0060]
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The follow camera allows you to view your selected target from any direction.
If the target is behind you, you can watch his every move by using the follow
camera. To activate the follow camera simply press R2. This feature is great
for a dogfight. It allows you to know where he is going so you can make your
move earlier, putting you in a good shooting position. It helps a lot, I
recommend using it from day one.


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The rockets, bombs, torpedoes, and photos you can shoot using the secondary
fire button, L1. These are what you use to take down the big game, and the
photos you use for recon missions. You only get one per mission, if you get one
at all.


- Rockets: When the rockets are available, a reticle appears around the
crosshairs. It displays the number of rockets still available. You get ten
rockets at once, and after fired, there is a reload time before the rockets
come back.


- Bombs: A circular reticle apears on the ground marking the exact location of
where the bombs will hit. It also displays the number of bombs remaining. The
number of bombs you get at a time depends on the mission.


- Torpedoes: When the crosshairs are close to the currently selected target,
the torpedoing system is displayed. The horizontal line shows the plane's
distance from the currently selected target. The vertical line displays the
plane's altitude. When both lines turn green, the torpedo can be launched. To
get both lines green you must be at the necesary altitude and distance. The
symbol under the crosshairs is displayed if the torpedo is loaded and ready to
be fired. You only get one torpedo at a time. You can only use torpedos on
naval targets.


- Photos: When the selected target is in the area delimited by the markers, the
markers turn from black to green. The simplest way to do this is to fly at low
speed toward the target. Once the plane is in the photo-shooting range, the
upper reticle also turns from black to green. When both the markers and the
reticle are green, you can shoot photos by holding the secondary fire button
until the shooting guage at the right fills up.


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  - Ubisoft for creating one kick ass game!
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