Hungarian Forces - Hungarian fighters
Line-up of Héja fighter aircraft of the Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő, Royal Hungarian Air Force, somewhere in Hungary with the markings in use from March 1942 until 1945. The Héja is the Hungarian version of the Italian Reggiane Re.2000. Victor Sierra
István (Stephen) Fábián, in the course of a total of one hundred missions, first he flew Fiat CR-42 biplane fighters and later more modern Reggiane 2000 Héja fighter planes. But most of his 17 total kills were accomplished in Messerschmidt Bf-109's, both on the Russian front and in Hungary. He was the first Royal Hungarian Air Force pilot to receive the German Iron Cross first class decoration.
1:72 PZL.11m “V.175” of 1/6 vadasz-szazad 'Kor Asz' of the Hungarian Air Forces (Magyar Kiralyi Honved Legiero); Szombathely, Hungary, early 1939 (What-if/Mastercraft kit)
+++ DISCLAIMER +++ Nothing you see here is real, even though the conversion or the presented background story might be based historical facts. BEWARE! Some background: The history of the PZL P.11 started in 1929, when a talented designer, Zygmunt Puławski, designed an all-metal, metal-covered monoplane fighter, the P.1. While most of the world's forces were still using biplanes, the new P.1 used a high-mounted gull wing to give the pilot an excellent view. A second prototype, the P.6, was…