Photos Romanian IAR-80 fighter images

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While a sound design, Romania hadn't the resources to make as many as needed or arm them sufficiently. They saw a lot of action defending Ploesti oilfields from American B-24 bombers and their fighter escorts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IAR_80

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As well as I can tell, this is a racer made my the same company before the war.
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In Soviet markings after the war
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IAR-80s saw a lot of fighting against American bombers around Ploesti
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My under standing is not one original example remains anywhere, the Soviets destroyed every example that survived the war, the models in the Romanian Military Museum and Romanian Airforce Museum in Buchurest are post war 1:1 scale mock ups.
 

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