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FIAT G.55 Centauro

FIAT G.55 Centauro

Some aviation experts consider the FIAT G55 Centauro the best single seat fighter produced for the Italian air force in World War Two. The Fiat G55 Centauro was a redesigned version of the G50 Freccia. Differences included a DB 605 A-1 engine, an improved fineness ratio of the fuselage and a redesigned wing, built in 2 sections ,bolted together at the center line for greater efficiency.

FIAT BR.20 Cicogna

FIAT BR.20 Cicogna

The BR.20M (Modified) and the BR.20Bis were unique to the original in the change of nose section and engines. These aircraft were operated in Malta, Battle of Britain, Yugoslavia and the Balkans

Fc 20 CANSA

Fc 20 CANSA

Designed at the end of 1940 by Cansa (subsidiary company of Fiat), the FC20 was a medium- winged compact monoplane, full metal structured, mixed covered, powered with two reliable (but modest 9 Fiat A74 RC38 840 hp engines (the same mounted on the famous biplane fighter Fiat CR42).

Savoia Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale

Savoia Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale

At the time of Italy’s 6/40 entry into the war, all Italian-registered SM.75s were placed under military control. The aircraft proved themselves very valuable to the Italian war effort. Germany seized 10 of these aircraft after the Italian armistice in 9/43 and the other surviving aircraft were used by Italian forces on both sides after the armistice.

Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

In 1940, well over 1/2 of Italy’s 1,000 bombers were SM.79s, which also turned out to be one of the best land based torpedo bombers of the war. The SM.79 was used to bomb Malta and, in the summer of 1942, had one its best successes against Operation Pedestal, the Royal Navy effort to relieve Malta. The SM.79II also saw extensive service in North Africa, the Balkans and the Mediterranean. After the armistice, the series III was built for use by the pro-axis Italian Air Force.