Macchi Folgore

Eric Long / Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
March 31, 2015
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Eric Long / Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

This Italian Macchi Folgore made up for its inferior armament with outstanding performance and maneuverability. Its left wing is slightly longer than its right -- an unusual feature designted to help counteract engine torque. (Eric Long / Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum)