Bf 110 of Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 (NJG 4) Role Heavy fighter/Ground-attack aircraft/Fighter-bomber/Night fighter Manufacturer Bayerische Flugzeugwerke Messerschmitt Designer Willy Messerschmitt First flight 12 May 1936 Introduction 1937 Retired 1945 (Luftwaffe) Primary users Luftwaffe Hungarian Air Force Regia Aeronautica Romanian Air Force Number built 6,170
Women assembling Hawker Hurricanes 1942 by Kemon01, via Flickr
Originally, kamikaze planes were dispatched in twos and threes but now they adopted pack tactics to swamp enemy defences. They picked a victim, then launched a co-ordinated assault. But if suicide operations reflected Japanese desperation, it could not be claimed that they were ineffectual. A third of all kamikazes were estimated to have hit a ship - almost ten times the success rate of conventional attacks. From: NEMESIS: THE BATTLE FOR JAPAN 1944-45 by Max Hastings, published by…
lording over Damaged Corsair of VMF -214 ; the "Black Sheep"
This is a Henschel 129b - The German equivalent of today's A-10. That gun on the front is a 75mm PaK 40 anti-tank gun that they installed to kill Russian T-34 tanks. 40 rounds per minute with a penetration of 5 inches of armor at 500 meters.