Planes were important fighting vehicles of World War II. World War I was considered the first air-war, but great innovations were made in air technology in the inter-war years. After the German Blitzkrieg attacks involving intense aerial bombardment, the Allies had a justified fear of aerial attack, and put great effort into improving their air defences. The result was the 8-gun fighters Hurricane and Spitfire battling the German Messerschmitts, perhaps the most famous war planes of all time. Replete with Rolls Royce and Daimler-Benz engines, respectively, these air-fighters were menacing in battle. The Hurricane and Spitfire were crucial to the Allied success of the Battle of Britain.
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