Aircraft Photo of 714 | Hawker B4A Hart | Sweden - Air Force | #5108
City / Airport:Linköping - MalmenMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: ESCF   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:29 August 2016
Photo by:Peter de Jong
Photo ID: 5108
Photo Comment

Although wearing Finnish contemporary markings - which had nothing to do with the Nazis - it was actually a Swedish air force unit which fought the Russians from Kemi in northern Finland during the final two months of the 1939-40 Winter War. It had twelve Gladiator fighters and four Hart light bombers with open cockpits. Swedish Harts were all powered by Mercury radial engines. Note the skis carried for use by the crew in an emergency. This airframe did not actualy serve in Finland.

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