CR.32/42

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Fiat CR 42 Falco

Fiat CR 42 Falco

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liveries of the Fiat CR 32

liveries of the Fiat CR 32

Regia Aeronautica - Fiat C.R.32 (1933) The CR.32 saw service in the air forces of China, Austria, Hungary, Paraguay and Venezuela. Used extensively in Spanish Civil War, it gained a reputation as one of the most outstanding fighter biplanes of all time. But then it was overtaken by more advanced monoplane designs and was obsolete by 1939.

Regia Aeronautica - Fiat C.R.32 (1933) The CR.32 saw service in the air forces of China, Austria, Hungary, Paraguay and Venezuela. Used extensively in Spanish Civil War, it gained a reputation as one of the most outstanding fighter biplanes of all time. But then it was overtaken by more advanced monoplane designs and was obsolete by 1939.

Fiat CR 32

Fiat CR 32

Light blue propeller on a CR.42

Light blue propeller on a CR.42

Stormtroopers Fiat CR.32 167th Squadron of the Italian Air Force (167 Squadriglia) in North Africa.

Stormtroopers Fiat CR.32 167th Squadron of the Italian Air Force (167 Squadriglia) in North Africa.

Fiat CR.32

Fiat CR.32

Italys Fiat CR.42 Falco fighter.Most major counties were moving towards monoplane fighters,however Celestino Rosatelli of Fiat put forward a design for the CR.42.It was based on the CR.32 from the early 1930s.When Italy entered the war in June 1940 there were 300 / 330 CR.42s in service with four stormi in the Mediterranean and two squadriglie in Italian East Africa.

Italys Fiat CR.42 Falco fighter.Most major counties were moving towards monoplane fighters,however Celestino Rosatelli of Fiat put forward a design for the CR.42.It was based on the CR.32 from the early 1930s.When Italy entered the war in June 1940 there were 300 / 330 CR.42s in service with four stormi in the Mediterranean and two squadriglie in Italian East Africa.

“An aerobatic gem”, “a superb biplane” remarkably fast for a plane of this formula, but as a fighter under-gunned. This, very briefly, was the judgment of the Captain Eric Winkle Brown, RN, the test pilot who has flown more types of aircraft than anyone else in history included many Italians planes WW2 and not WW2, about the Italian biplane fighter Fiat CR.42.

“An aerobatic gem”, “a superb biplane” remarkably fast for a plane of this formula, but as a fighter under-gunned. This, very briefly, was the judgment of the Captain Eric Winkle Brown, RN, the test pilot who has flown more types of aircraft than anyone else in history included many Italians planes WW2 and not WW2, about the Italian biplane fighter Fiat CR.42.

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