During WWII, the Russians used Po-2 bipl …

po-2-smDuring WWII, the Russians used Po-2 biplane on the Eastern Front that was so slow, German planes could not actually target it without potentially stalling. The successor to it was the An-2, the largest production biplane ever made. It was so slow that in a headwind it could hover, or fly backwards. Standard practice for an engine failure was just to pull back on the stick and the the automatic leading edge slats would open and you would float to the ground.

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