The Polikarpov I-15 was designed for the VVS (Soviet Air Force) in 1932. Nikolai Polikarpov had only recently been released from prison when he was handed the task, and the designer based his new fighter […]
The Tupolev SB-2 was designed in response to a 1933 requirement for a high speed bomber for the VVS (Soviet Air Force). Two prototype ANT-40s were produced with different engine equipment, with the Hispano-Suiza equipped […]
World War II era video on the Tupolev SB-2 bomber, which saw service in China during the Sino-Japanese War and also during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol in 1939.
A gallery showing a damaged Kanoya G3M bomber on display in Japan, complete with bullet holes caused by Chinese fighters.