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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Stringbag Back in the Air

    The Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bomber was one of the most unusual yet effective World War II aircraft. The Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm deployed it as late as May 1945, which would have been akin to the U.S. Army Air Forces ending...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Damned Hunchbacks

    Developed from an airliner, the SM.79 trimotor torpedo bomber emerged as Italy’s most important attack aircraft in the Mediterranean. As the struggle between Allied and Axis forces for control of the Mediterranean Sea reached its...