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Old 4th November 2014, 19:19
Stig Jarlevik Stig Jarlevik is offline
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Re: North American NA 16-15?

Hmmm

What was a NA16-15? There is no such charge number and as far as I am aware no such North American designation either. They reached NA16-5 if I read my sources correctly.

I doubt very much that either Poland or Finland would have been interested in the NA50/NA68 contraption. Sweden was looking just as much for fighters back then than both those countries. Since we chose the Seversky fighter, finland could have done the same but they settled for the Brewster. Since Poland was allied to Britain at the time they had already chosen British fighters.

The Polish PZL P.50/I had already clocked 500 km/h during a test flight and that was an interim design only. I believe they would have opted for the P.50/II design which was much more advanced, but as history shows it was too late anyway.

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