The Site Map

On this page I explain the layout of my website, and the layout of certain pages.

Typical aircraft page

On your left you see a typical Aircraft page. As you can see it is divided into several areas:
  • First, the title, with the oficial name the aircraft had during World War 2, as it was used by the nation where it was designed. The only names that are added are "official" names given by the opponents, when they are widely used (think of names like "Zero" for the Mitsubishi A6M).
  • Next in line is the flag of the nation where the aircraft was designed.
  • Below the flag there is a possibility: either I have ID pictures of it, or I don't. If not, there is a messagebox saying. If yes, you can admire the lines of the aircraft
  • Then I have a short descriptive introductory text about the development and/or operational issues of the aircraft.
  • Then there is a list of links that make you jump inside the page. When it is a link to a specific model of which I have the technical details, you will jump to the corresponding table (e.g.: the Boeing B-17B). The top lines will be the links to the tables and will be marked with (*) (some older pages not yet), the "other versions" will take you to the table about all other versions.
  • Below this short list of possible versions there is 0 or more pictures. If I haven't found any (copyright-free) pictures, then there are none, I'm afraid. In that case I supply a standard picture, used in all cases.
  • Then there is 1 or more tables with the technical details of the aircraft. These tables are in Imperial system (pounds, miles, feet, etc), because the aviation industry mostly used this system. For those that are used to the metric system (kg, km, m, etc) there is a table attached to the former one with all specs in Metric system.
  • After the technical tables there is 1 (large) table about all possible versions. In this table the differences between al versions are described, mostly without any further technical information
  • then there is the Remarks text about the operational life of the aircraft, and about it's most noteworthy operations or feats
  • Almost at the end there is the Strengths-list, summing up the strengths of the aircraft as compared to it's contemporaries, and most direct opponents.
  • When there are Strengths, there are also Weaknesses, of course. You can find them below the Strengths.
  • Last, but not least, the Links section at the bottom. Here you can jump to the Previous aircraft, The World War 2 Warbirds main page, my Homepage, or the Next Aircraft. All aircraft are linked together to make browsing through them more easy. They are sorted by manufacturer, then designation.
OK, now that we've cleared this, let's explain the other pages.

Index pages

To simplify searching in a specific way I have created Index Pages. there are a number of sorting ways, all with their own page. Be aware that some pages are quiet big, due to the sheer number of possible designations of the same aircraft, and the possibly multiple technical specifications tables. Click on the picture to go there now.

Operations Room

Just suppose you want to know about the When Why and Where of this website. In the Operations room you will be briefed about my Plans, and my Goals with this website. Click on the picture to go there now.

Message Board

I expect the number of e-mails and questions to rise when this site is maturing. In order to be able to handle it all, and to put the knowledge of other people to good use as well I created a message board. On this board you can ask your questions or requests, drop any info you feel might be interesting, or meet fellow Warbird enthousiasts. Of course, you can still send me e-mails, but please not about technical issues. They are much more appropriate on the message board, and other people may benefit from the answer as well. Also, it is likely that you get a quicker response, for I'm not the only one that is able to answer them. Click on the picture to go there now.

Send an E-mail

When there is something you would want to let me know personally you can always drop a mail. Click on the picture to do so now.

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Last revision: 2000-09-30