Category Archives: Italy

Fiat CR.42 Falco

The main Italian fighter in service at the start of World War II was definitely more the ultimate expression of a past era than anything modern. Let’s take a look.

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Macchi C.205V Veltro

Italy is one of those countries with a confused wartime history.  Early in the war, Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini sided with Germany and Japan as the third “major” power of the Axis.  But in the end Italians fought and … Continue reading

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Savoia Marchetti SM.79-II

There’s a persistent myth about Italy not fielding any effective aircraft in World War II. But that really isn’t true on any level. After the jump, a quick look at a very capable torpedo bomber that sank many British warships during the … Continue reading

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Macchi C.202 Folgore

The C.202 was a capable, yet not so well known fighter.  It was the most important fighter of the Regia Aeronautica, the Italian Air Force, from 1942-43. After the jump, we’ll look at a less known, but still successful weapon.

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