History of Aviation
The 'ace-maker' first took to the skies in June of 1942 and would go on to become one of the most feared Allied aircraft for the Axis to see on the horizon. This spotlight comes to us courtesy of the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
This is a story of an American fighter with a very controversial fate. The F2A Buffalo fought in various theaters of World War II at the beginning of 1940th – from the Arctic Circle to the Pacific Ocean. The evaluation of the warplane was no less controversial: the hero of the Finnish Air Force earned a reputation of an old-fashioned loser in its homeland, the USA.