A Giant in flight. The Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant ("Giant") was a German military transport aircraft of World War II. and was the largest land-based transport aircraft of the war. A total of 213 are recorded as having been made.
Mikoyan-Gurevich was a Soviet interceptor and fighter aircraft used during World War II. It had been designed for high-altitude combat but combat over the Eastern Front was generally at lower altitudes where it was inferior to other Soviet fighters.
The Republic Thunderbolt, also known as Jug, was the largest, most expensive and heaviest fighter in aviation history to be powered by a single internal combustion engine. It was one of the main fighters of the United States air force during World War II.