The development of the Long-range Escort Fighter

Allied bomber aircraft were vunerable to attack by the Luftwaffe, and during the first half of the Second World War the fighters sent to escort them and protect against the Luftwaffe were woefully short of range, often turning back before the bombers even reached enemy territory.

This is the story of the solutions to the problem, and how US and RAF aircraft were able eventually to go right into the heart of Germany to safeguard the crews and aircraft of the bomber arm.

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  • US Air Force
  • 1955
  • 2006
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