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Contains aircraft used by the Luftwaffe branches of the Wehrmacht and the Bundeswehr, the Luftstreitkräfte (East German air force), and the air forces of other minor Axis nations.

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Rang1.png He 51 A-1
He 51 B-1
He 51 C-1
He 112 V5
He 112 A-0
He 112 B-0
Do 17 Z-7
Do 217 J-1
Do 217 J-2
Ju 88 C-6
Hs 123 A-1
Ju 87 B-2 Stuka
Ju 87 R-2 Stuka
Do 17 E-1
Do 17 Z-2
He 111 H-3
Ju 88 A-1
Ju 88 A-4
Nation-de.png Marcolin's CR.42 CN Falco
Nation-hu.png He 112 B-1/U2 (Hungary)
Flegel's Bf 109 A-0
He 51 B-2/W
He 51 C-1 /Late
Nation-ro.png He 112 B-2/U2 (Romania)
Fw 189 A-1 Uhu
Nation-de.png CR.42 Falco
Nation-de.png G.50 Freccia serie 2
Nation-de.png G.50AS Freccia serie 7
Nation-de.png C.200 Saetta serie 3
Nation-de.png C.200 Saetta serie 7
Nation-de.png C.202 Folgore
Rang2.png Bf 109 B-1 /Late
Bf 109 E-1
Bf 109 E-3
Bf 109 E-4
Bf 109 F-1
Bf 109 F-2
He 100 D-1
Fw 190 A-1 Würger
Fw 190 A-4 Würger
Bf 110 C-7
Bf 110 F-2
Bf 110 G-2
Ju 87 D-3 Stuka
Ju 87 D-5 Stuka
Ju 87 G-1 Stuka
Ju 87 G-2 Stuka
He 111 H-6
Fw 200 C-1 Kondor
Nation-de.png IL-2 (1942) Sturmovik
Nation-de.png Wellington Mk.Ic
Nation-de.png Yak-1B
BV 238 V1
Bf 109 E-7/U2
Nation-de.png SM.79 Sparviero serie 1
Nation-de.png SM.79 Sparviero serie 8
Nation-de.png SM.79AS Sparviero
Nation-de.png SM.79 bis/TM Sparviero
Nation-de.png SM.79B Sparviero
Nation-de.png SM.79 Sparviero serie 4
Nation-de.png SM.79 bis/N Sparviero
Rang3.png Bf 109 F-4
Bf 109 F-4/trop
Bf 109 G-2/trop
Fw 190 A-5 Würger
Fw 190 A-5/U12 Würger
Fw 190 A-5/U2 Würger
Do 217 N-1
Do 217 N-2
Me 410 A-1 Hornisse
Me 410 A-1/U2 Hornisse
Me 410 B-1 Hornisse
Me 410 B-1/U2 Hornisse
Hs 129 B-2
Hs 129 B-3
He 111 H-16
Do 217 E-2
Do 217 E-4
Nation-de.png P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt
Nation-de.png La-5FN
Ta 154 A-1 Moskito
Nation-ro.png Bf 109 G-2 (Romania)
Nation-ro.png Hs 129 B-2 (Romania)
Rang4.png Bf 109 G-6
Bf 109 G-14
Bf 109 G-10
Bf 109 K-4
Fw 190 A-8
Fw 190 F-8 Würger
Fw 190 D-9 Würger
Fw 190 D-12 Würger
Ta 152 H-1
Ta 152 C-3
Me 410 B-6/R3 Hornisse
Do 335 A-0 Pfeil
Me 410 A-1/U4 Hornisse
Me 410 B-2/U4 Hornisse
Do 335 A-1 Pfeil
Do 217 K-1
Do 217 M-1
He 177 A-5 Greif
Nation-de.png Tempest Mk.V
Do 335 B-2 Pfeil
He 219 A-7
Ju 288 C
Fw 190 D-13 Würger
Bf 109 Z
Rang5.png Me 163 B-1 Komet
Me 163 B-0 Komet
Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe
Me 262 C-1a Heimatschützer I
Me 262 C-2b Heimatschützer II
Nation-de.png CL-13A Sabre Mk 5
He 162 A-2 Volksjäger
Nation-de.png MiG-15bis
Ho 229 V3 Me 262 A-1/U4 Pulkzerstörer Ar 234 B-2 Blitz
Ar 234 C-3 Blitz
Me 262 A-2a Sturmvogel
He 162 A-1 Volksjäger

War Thunder: German Air Force
from the series Nations of War Thunder

German aircraft participate in large-scale battles in locations within War Thunder. A great choice of fighters, attackers and bombers provides entertaining gameplay in all three game modes. The German tree in War Thunder offers some of the most broad-ranging choices of weaponry, tactics and fighting style.

The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II. After the end of World War I Germany, under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, was prohibited from having an air force. That didn’t stop the Germans from secretly training pilots under the cover of the German Air Sports Association (German: Deutscher Luftsportverband (DLV)) and the Central Commercial Pilots School (German: Zentrale der Verkehrs Fliegerschule (ZVF)). These pilots were trained first in the Soviet Union in late 1920’s and then in Germany in the early 1930’s, so in reality, regardless of the treaties, Germany never lacked highly qualified pilots, which was one of the main strengths that would make the Luftwaffe such a formidable air force in the early years of World War II.

After coming to power in 1933, Adolf Hitler began to secretly develop anew air force and in March 1933 Hitler created the Reichsluftfahrtministerium (RLM - Reich Air Ministry) which was in charge of developing and producing new aircraft. In May 1933 Goering was appointed as German Air Traffic Minister. In March 1935 Britain announced its strengthening of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and Hitler, not wanting to be left behind, decided to reveal the existence of the Luftwaffe which was rapidly growing into a formidable air force. Goering announced it officially on March 1935 and his title changed to Reich Aviation Minister.

Even if Britain and France were deeply concerned with rapid rearmament going on in Germany nothing was done to stop or slow it and they also failed to keep up with German military production. New fighters, like the famous Me-109 were introduced in the German Luftwaffe while combat trials were run in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, which gave invaluable experience to the Luftwaffe and German pilots.

Between 1933 and 1934, the Luftwaffe’s leadership was mostly concerned with tactical and operational methods and close support to troops on the ground. In December of 1934 Walther Wever, who was Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff started to mould the Luftwaffe's battle doctrineinto a strategic plan. He recognized the importance of strategic bombing and in that regard he started in May 1934 a seven year project for the Ural-Bomber, a bomber capable of flying deep into the Soviet Union. This project resulted in the Dornier Do 19 and Junkers Ju 89, these aircraft never went further than the prototype stage. In April 1936, Wever ordered “Project A” which eventually became the He-177, the only Luftwaffe strategic bomber of WW2.

The death of Walther Wever in a plane crash in early 1936 marked a change in the thinking of Luftwaffe development and Göring appointed Albert Kesselring as Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff and Ernst Udethead the Reich's Air Ministry Technical Office. Under their leadership the strategic aspect was put aside and emphasis was put on the tactical aspects with the development of more fast medium bombers, a decision that dearly cost the Luftwaffe and Germany in the following years. At the beginning of WW2, the Luftwaffe was one of the most if not the most advanced air force in the world. With planes like Me-109, Me-110, Ju-88, He-111, Ju-87 that were pinnacle of aeronautic engineering, at the time the Luftwaffe was a formidable force which was capable of fighting any other air force of the time on even ground.

By September 1939, the Luftwaffe had a total of 4,000 aircraft and 400,000 personnel. This strength had grown to 1,700,000 by 1941. In total, 571,000 of these were in anti-aircraft units and another 18 percent were in the signals branch. Only 36 percent or 588,000 comprised air-crew, but this also included the aircraft maintenance personnel.

After it’s first defeat in the Battle of Britain and being involved in the fight on multiple fronts against much superior numbers, the Luftwaffe slowly lost its edge and while technological advancements of German aircraft construction was giving hope for the Luftwaffe to gain further glory, it never did and it slowly declined until the end of the war.

Total Luftwaffe casualties from 1939 to 1945 are approximate to more than 485.000 while more than 80.000 planes were lost.

Source: #1 Mainpage "War Thunder Nations: Germany" #2 Forum "War Thunder Nations: Germany"

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