Armstrong Whitworth Siskin IIIA Photo Gallery
    Developed from the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin III, the IIIA was the most used Siskin variant used by the RAF. They equipped only two squadrons Nos. 41 and 111, between 1924 and 1927. It was the first RAF fighter with all metal structure and the first to introduce Vee interplane struts. It was powered with a Jaguar IVS radial 420-450 hp engine. About 400 Siskin IIIAs were built, which included 47 dual-controlled trainers. Shown above are fighters of 29 Squadron Royal Air Force, at their home station of RAF North Weald. The name Siskin is taken from a small bird found in the UK.

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Posted March 13, 2022.