Italian Macchi Folgore in World War II Aviation

     

Italian Macchi Folgore in World War II Aviation

This Italian Macchi Folgore made up for its inferior armament with outstanding performance and maneuverability. Its left wing is slightly longer than its right -- an unusual feature designted to help counteract engine torque.

Image Number: SI 97-15874
Credit: Image by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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