In 1934, the Ministry of Aviation (Air Ministry) issued specification O.27 / 34 for a multi-purpose on-board aircraft, combining the role of a fighter and a dive bomber. The result of the development was the Blackburn Skua aircraft, which at the time of the entry of the United Kingdom into the war with Germany formed the armament of two FAA squadrons. The following article deals with the construction of this unique aircraft.
The Blackburn Skua was a somewhat non-standard combination of fighter jet and dive bomber. In addition, designed for operations from the decks of aircraft carriers. You will find out how this "hybrid" proved itself during combat deployment during the Second World War in the following lines.