List of historic Estonian Air Force aircraft

The Estonian Air Force had more than 130 aircraft in the middle of the 1930s.[1] Estonian engineers had previously designed and constructed several trainer and light fighter aircraft types, of which the most famous is the PTO-4 which entered service in 1938 as a military training aircraft.[2]
Before the Soviet occupation, Estonia had placed an order for 12 Supermarine Spitfire fighters and 2 Westland Lysander aircraft from Britain, and was also seeking to purchase 12 Messerschmitt 109 fighters from Germany.[citation needed] Deliveries were interrupted by the start of World War II and the Spitfires later served in the Royal Air Force.

AircraftEdit

This is a list of aircraft formerly used by the Estonian Õhukaitse:[1][3]

Reconnaissance aircraft
Trainer aircraft
Jet Trainer aircraft
Fighter aircraft
Bomber aircraft
Multi-role aircraft
Flying Boat

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Humberstone 41-45
  2. ^ Gerdessen, Frederik; Kitvel, Toivo and Tilk, Johannes. "Aeg, mehed, lennukid" Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus 2001
  3. ^ Eesti kaitseväe väljaõpe[permanent dead link], (Training and equipment of the Estonian Defence Forces)
  4. ^ a b c d "World Air Forces - Historical Listings Estonia (EST)". Retrieved May 2019. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • Gerdessen, Frederik "Estonian Air Power 1918 - 1945". Air Enthusiast No 18, April - July 1982. Pages 61–76. ISSN 0143-5450.
  • Humberstone, Richard. Estonian Air Force, 1918-1940 (Insignia Air Force Special No.3). London: Blue Rider Publishing, 1999.
  • Gerdessen, Frederik; Kitvel, Toivo and Tilk, Johannes. "Aeg, mehed, lennukid" Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus 2001
  • Kitvel, Toivo and Tilk, Johannes ""Eesti lennukroonika: tekste ja pilte aastani 1940" Tallinn: Aviopol 2003