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Originally built for the RAF as K8741 in mid 1937, as c/n 951,[1] this example was passed to Estonia as a trainer/general purpose plztform, and asigned to the 3rd Air Division at Tallinn.[2]

When the USSR invaded Estonia and the other Baltic countries, this machine was captured by the Red Army, and was pressed into service with the VVS (Soviet Air Force).[N 1] It seems that it was either destroyed in the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa or it suffered an accident during early 1941. Either way, it was written off.[3]

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  1. While in Soviet service, the Estonian colours were removed fron the rudder, and a red star added behind the fuselage number.

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