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Polikarpov I-153 "Chaika"

The Polikarpov I-153 was the last of Nikolai Polikarpov's biplane fighter aircraft to enter service, and despite being the most advanced entry in the series was already obsolete when it first entered service in 1939. Work on the I-153 was officially approved on 11 October 1937. Polikarpov's main aim was to reduce drag and weight in an attempt to...

Fiat CR.42 "Falco"

Designed as the successor to the Fiat CR.32, the Fiat CR.42 Falco was larger than its predecessor and fitted with a Fiat A-74 radial engine.  The CR.42 made its maiden flight on 23rd May 1938 and at the outbreak of Second World War it equipped seven combat units from Italy to Somaliland. The CR.42 fought in France, the Mediterranean area, Balkans,...

Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA

The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA was a British biplane single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1920s produced by Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft. The Siskin, arguably one of the least attractive of all interwar RAF biplanes was nonetheless one of the most prolific with at least 450 examples being built (340 IIA's). By comparison with the Siskin III, the...

Fairey Flycatcher

The Fairey Flycatcher was a British single-seat biplane carrier-borne fighter aircraft made by Fairey Aviation which served in the period 1923 to 1934. The Flycatcher was designed to meet the requirements of Specification N6/22 for a carrier and floatplane fighter to replace the Gloster Nightjar. One of the earliest aircraft specifically designed for...

Gloster Gladiator Mk I / Mk II

The Gladiator was to be the last British biplane fighter and the first fighter with an enclosed cockpit. The design was being eclipsed by new generation(monoplane) fighters, such as the RAF’s new Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire. The first version, the Gladiator Mk I, was delivered from July 1936, becoming operational in January 1937. The...