The Dewoitine D.520 was originally a French Air Force fighter that fought with distinction in the Battle of France in 1940. Later some of these aircraft served in the Vichy French Air Force and after 1942 wound up in the Italian Air Force. The Italian aircraft saw combat in 1943.
The Macchi C.200 is my favorite aircraft of all time. Its cute with all of its bumps and curves. The C.200 was one several types of fighters used by the Regia Aeronautica during World War II. It was not the best aircraft in the sky as it only had two machine guns and a low powered air-cooled radial engine. Still it managed to produce a few aces when dealing with P-40s and Hurricanes over the desert. I built this C.200 from an old Revell 1:72 scale kit. I finished it with Tamiya acrylic paints and Sky Models Decals.
The Supermarine Spitifire saw world wide usage with many airforces. The example shown here served with the Italian Cobelligerent Air Force in 1944. I built this Spitifre from aTamiya 1:72 scale kit. The model was finished with paints from Gunze-Sango, Floquil and Tamiya. The decals came from the Tauro and Sky Model's.
The FIAT G.55 Centauro was a development of the earlier FIAT G.50 Freccia. Redesigned and with a new Daimler-Benz engine the G.55 was one of the best Italian fighters. It arrived at the time of Italy's defeat in 1943. It remained in service with the fascists who continued the fight with the Germans til the end of the war. Post war it served the new Italian Air Force as a trainer. The example shown here served with the Regia Aeronautica in 1943. I built this G.55 from a Supermodel 1:72 scale kit. The model was finished with paints from Gunze-Sango, Floquil and Tamiya. The decals came from the kit and Sky Model's Caccia Fiat Sheet.
FIAT CR-42 Falco of the Italian Air Force, North Africa, 1940.
Macchi MC202 Folgore
The IMAM Romeo Ro 43 was an Italian ship borne float plane. They were used for artilllary spotting, air/sea rescue and general reconnaissance. This particular Ro 43 served aboard the Trento Class Heavy Cruiser "Trieste" in 1939. I built this Ro 43 from an AV-Usk 1:72 scale kit. I used decals from Tauro and painted the model with Floquil and Tamiya paints.
The Breda Ba65 A80 was an early WWII Italian Air Force ground attack aircraft. It served on the North African Front from June 1940 to early 1941. The aircraft was slow and difficult to fly, however, it had a fairly heavy armament of two 12.7 mm and two 7.7 mm guns. The Ba 65 was also used by Iraq and was in combat with them in May of 1941. I built this Ba65 from a RarePlanes vacuform 1:72 scale kit. I used decals from Tauro and Sky Models and painted the model with Floquil, Gunze-Sangyo, and Tamiya paints. The propeller is from AeroClub.
The Caproni Ca.311was an early WWII Italian Air Force light bomber. This example served in Libya in 1941. I built this Ca.311 from an Italeri 1:72 scale kit. I used decals from Tauro and painted the model with Floquil and Tamiya paints.
During the Mediterranean Sea Battles of WWII the SM79 was Italy's star torpedo aircraft. Known as the "Sparviero" (Hawk), this tri-motor aircraft took a high toll against Allied shipping and earned many of its crew Gold Medals for their accomplishments. This SM79 was piloted by Major Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia and was based on the Island of Rhodes (Rodi) in the Eastern Mediterranean. Normally the SM79 carried one torpedo, however, my model features two. I built this SM79 from an Airfix 1:72 scale kit. I used Sky Models Decals and painted the model with Floquil, Gunze-Sangyo, and Tamiya paints.
The big and burly P-47 was powerful and heavly armed American fighter-bomber from World War Two. It was flown in all theatres of the war and used by many of America's allies during and after the war. The Italian Air Force used the Thunderbolt post-war and the example pictured above features Italian markings. I built this Thunderbolt from an Academy 1:72 scale kit. The model was finished with paints from Gunze-Sango, Floquil and Tamiya. The decals came from the Sky Models and Tauro.
The IMAM Romeo Ro.57 was Italy's attempt at creating a twin-engine heavy fighter. Only a small quantity were manufactured. Ro.57s were used mostly as ground attack aircraft. I built this Ro.57 from a Czech Master Resin 1:72 scale kit. I finished it with Floquil, Tamiya, and Gunze paints and used the kit decals. It has modified metal propellers from Aeroclub models.
(above) Fiat G.50Bis
(above) FIAT G.50
(above) FIAT G.50
(above) North American Harvard
(above) Savoia Marchetti SM.79
(above) Savoia-Marchetti SM79B of the Iraqi Air Force