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The ANBO IV was the unique home-designed military combat aircraft in use by the Lithuanian Air Force in World War II, designed by Lithuanian aircraft designer Antanas Gustaitis.


ANBO IV aircraft was developed from training aircraft ANBO III. Design was supervised by colonel Antanas Gustaytis, last commander of Lithuanian Aviation Corps, shot in 1940 after seizing Lithuania by Soviet Union. First flight took place on July 14, 1932 and prototype was powered by Wasp engine. Ater successful trials serial production begun. Thirteen serial built aircraft was powered by British Bristol Pegasus engine and manufactured by Lithuanian Aircraft State Factory. It could be armed with two pairs of light machine guns and could carry 200 kg of bombs.

Operational history

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ANBO 41 replica as found at Kaunas Aerodrome

ANBO IVs were introduced into Lithuanian Air Force in 1934 and shortly before that few aircraft made demonstration flights in few European countries: Soviet Union, France, United Kingdom and most Scandinavian countries. Between June 25 and July 29 1934 three aircraft commanded by colonel Gustaitis flew 10,000 km route.

ANBO IV and ANBO 41 aircraft equipped respectively one and two reconnaissance squadrons in Lithuanian Air Force, at the time of Soviet Occupation of Baltic Republics in the summer of 1940.

It has been claimed that some examples of Anbo IV or Anbo 41 survived this period and entered into service in the Luftwaffe during the German occupation, for liaison and advanced training.


Designation of prototype and 13 serial-built aircraft used for night and day reconnaissance.
Second production version with more powerful engine and three blade wooden propellor.


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Specifications (ANBO 41)



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See also

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