Biography: Karlis Irbitis
Author: Inventors of Latvia Web site Biographical notes about the life of Karlis Irbitis, Latvia's foremost aircraft designer and builder.
Karlis Irbitis

Captured by Luftwaffe: VEF / Irbitis I-16
Author: Peter Evans
A number of photographs of the I-16, captured by the Germans and carrying German markings.

The Chandelle Journal is a website primarily devoted to rarely covered topics of aviation history. The profiles are basic, but they illustrate the text well. An item regarding Latvian aircraft may be found in the section titled "Selected Back Issues", October 1977, in the article on aviation opposing the bolsheviks.

Latvian Aircraft Markings
Author: collaborative effort
Contributions from various sources to describe the Latvian aircraft markings thoughout the years. The colours are not quite right, and the 1941-44 marking is in error, but some of the information is useful.
Latvian Aviation Markings

Latvian Aviation Order of Battle - 1939
Author: Alex Crawford
A description of the aircraft in service with the Latvian Air Force just prior to Soviet occupation, the fate of some of these aircraft, and the Latvian involvement in Luftwaffe units during the German occupation.
Armijas Aviacija

Latvian Gloster Gladiators
Author: Hakan Gustavsson
A review of Latvia's Gloster Gladiators.
Latvian Gloster Gladiators

Rob Mulder's excellent article about the history of the Latvijas Gaisa Satiksmes Akciju Sabiedriba.

Soviet Air Force Gladiators
Author: Hakan Gustavsson
This page traces the history of the Gloster Gladiators which the Soviets captured when they invaded Latvia and Lithuania.
Soviet Gloster Gladiators

Modern Day Latvian Air National Guard
Author: Aeroflight World Air Forces
This is outside the scope of the web site, but is certainly a related topic. The page was created a few years ago and requires updating, but it provides current insignia and other recent information.

VEF/Irbitis I-12 (in Polish)
Author: Leszek A.Wieliczko
Three photos of I-12, performance data and dimensions, text in Polish

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