Tupolev SB-2

April 5, 2015 PE Matt 0

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 […]

Boeing P-26 Model 281

March 31, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Boeing P-26 Peashooter, known as the Model 281 in Chinese service, was the first monoplane fighter to be embraced by the USAAC. It was an all metal, low wing design with a semi-monocoque construction, […]

Fiat CR.32

March 29, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Fiat CR.32, derived from the earlier CR.30, was a biplane fighter that saw service during the Spanish Civil War with the Nationalists and during World War II with the Regia Aeronautica. It was a […]

Martin 139WC

March 19, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Martin B-10 was a revolutionary design on the early 30s. It was the first bomber to feature an all-metal construction, with monoplane rather than biplane wings, and retractable undercarriage. Its performance exceeded that of […]

Curtiss Model 68 Hawk III

March 18, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Hawk III that flew over the skies of Shanghai was an export model of the Curtiss BF2C-1 Goshawk, one of many aircraft in the Curtiss ‘Hawk’ series. The Goshawk was designed for a combined […]

Northrop Gamma 2E

March 2, 2015 PE Matt 0

Originally, the Northrop Gamma 2E was a light cargo aircraft designed to carry airmail across North America for Trans-World Airlines. In civilian guises the Gamma also acted as a flying laboratory, and set numerous records […]

Boeing 218

February 8, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Boeing 218 was an export version of the F4B (US Navy) and P-12 (USAAC) fighter, which had entered American service in 1929. A small number of 218s were sold to Chinese warlords (sources are […]

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