|The Polikarpov R-Z|
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
WWII Aircraft of the Day - The Polikarpov R-Z
The Polikarpov R-Z - Russia
The Polikarpov R-Z first served in the Spanish Civil War and also used against Finland.
The Polikarpov R-Z was armed with eight under-wing bombs.
It's engines made a rather curious noise which led them to be called "sewing machines" by the Germans.
This reconnaissance bomber which was in service since the 1930's was relegated to night operations in 1941.