Italian Macchi Folgore in World War II Aviation

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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.

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

SI 97-15874

Source:

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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