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Romanian I.A.R. 80 fighter planes. Based on the Polish PZL P-24 fighter, around 250 were built and they saw action on the Eastern Front from May 1942 until 1943 when they were used to defend Romania from American heavy bomber attacks and even soldiered on after the war until 1949 when they were replaced by Soviet types. They were armed with four 7.92mm machine guns in the wings (though later versions were armed with German Mauser cannons), could reach a top speed of 342 miles an hour, had a range of 584 miles and could reach a ceiling of 34,450 feet.