Finally I got to admire the Musée de l'Air's Dewoitine D.520. Strangely this unique example of the best and most beautiful French fighter of WWII has often been not on display. No 862 is still painted as No 277, the usual mount of Adjudant Pierre Le Gloan during the Battle of France in 1940. In total, Le Gloan shot down at least 18 aircraft - four German, seven Italian, and then seven British fighters over Syria while serving the Vichy regime.
17 D.XVI fighters were delivered to the Dutch army. There were troubles with the Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar engines. This aircraft received a new Panther engine in 1935, and a three-blade prop. Apparently it was no longer armed. Photo from: Bodo Sandberg collection