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Is there a 'kills' list for World War II German Aircraft?

I'm looking for a list of approximately how many fighters the LuftWaffe shot down in world war II; and which type of aircraft shot down the most?

There is a list of WW2 aces from Germany which I am helping to compile for Wikipedia...

...but nothing of the tabulation which particular type of aircraft shot down the most. However, it is a fair guess that it was the Messerschmitt Bf 109 that got the most kills simply because it was the the oldest premier fighter of the Luftwaffe and stayed in air battles the longest...far longer than the Fw 190. For one thing, the Bf 109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, AND THE MOST PRODUCED FIGHTER AIRCRAFT IN HISTORY, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945.

The Bf 109 was also flown by the three top-scoring German fighter aces of World War II, who claimed 928 victories between them while flying with Jagdgeschwader 52, chiefly on the Eastern Front. That plus the fact that the highest scoring German ace in the North African Campaign...Hans-Joachim Marseille--"the Star of Afrika" (158 victories), 151 victories against the British Commonwealth's Desert Air Force over North Africa, flew the Bf 109 fighter for his entire combat career. In just one day alone on 1 September 1942, Marseille destroyed 17 enemy aircraft. No other pilot claimed as many Western Allied aircraft as Marseille. The Bf 109 was also flown by the highest high-scoring non-German ace Ilmari Juutilainen (from Finland), and several other successful ones, notably from Romania, Croatia and Hungary.

German day and night fighter pilots claimed roughly 70,000 aerial victories during World War II, 25,000 over British or American and 45,000 over Russian flown aircraft. 103 German fighter pilots shot down more than 100 enemy aircraft for a total of roughly 15,400 aerial victories. It is relatively certain that 2,500 German fighter pilots attained ace status, having achieved at least 5 aerial victories.

I would be interested to know more of what comes out as answers to your question. It is a good question also, coming from a different way of looking at things statistically.

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