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A Dewoitine D-520 as flown by Jindřich Bartoš in a dogfight over Paris in June 1940

The Dewoitine D.520 was a French fighter aircraft that entered active service in early 1940. Unlike the Morane-Saulnier M.S.406, which was at that time the Armée de l’Air’s most numerous fighter, the Dewoitine D.520 came close to being a match for the Messerschmitt Bf 109. It was slower than the Bf 109E but superior in manoeuvrability. Due to a delay in production only a small number were available for combat with the Luftwaffe.

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