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AR-31 Swordfish

The AR-31 Swordfish was one of the last planes designed by legendary aircraft engineer Gianco Aribetti. It was initially designed as a passenger plane, but when the Periphery Wars broke out it was very quickly adapted into two military variants: an armed scout plane (the AR-31S) and a torpedo bomber (the AR-31B) As the main theatre of the war was the Aenian archipelago, these seaplanes were ideally suited to this environment. Of a planned production run of 500 warplanes only 177 were produced before the main factory was destroyed. Striking from hidden bases dotted throughout the archipelago, planes such as these formed an effective part of the Allied battle against Hanji occupation and eventually helped to liberate the periphery countries from their oppressors.

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Taken on January 29, 2019