The Blackburn B-24 Skua was a carrier-based low-wing, two-seater, single-radial engine aircraft operated by the British Fleet Air Arm which combined the functions of a dive bomber and fighter. It was designed in the mid-1930s, and saw service in the early part of the Second World War. It took its name from the seabird.

Blackburn Skua in The War That Came EarlyEdit

The Skua was the only carrier-based plane to provide support for the Allied Forces in Norway when the Germans invaded the country in 1939. Against the Stuka, and tanks, the Skua performed adequately enough, but against proper German fighters, the plane was a sitting duck.[1]


  1. West and East, pg. 295

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