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Totensonntag – An Italian Account

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THE SUNDAY OF THE DEAD – LA DOMENICA DEI MORTI (DER TOTENSONNTAG) By Mario Montanari – from his book Le operazioni in Africa settentrionale vol II Tobruk (p. 489-503) Translated and annotated by Jeffrey W.S. Leser ——————————————————– For The Lutheran Church, Sunday, November 23, 1941 was the « Sunday of the Dead » (Totensonntag), dedicated […]

Reggiane RE.2001 Ariete

Reggiane RE.2001 Ariete

Production proceeded slowly with 40 built in 1941, just over 100 in 1942 and the rest in 1943. The Re.2001 had a top speed of 335 mph, a range of 685 miles and a service ceiling of 36,000 ft

Reggiane RE.2002 Ariete II

Reggiane RE.2002 Ariete II

The Re.2002 was an agile and sturdy plane and was the best fighter and attack bomber in the Italian Air Force. The Luftwaffe liked the aircraft so much, they decided in 1943 to develop a version with the FW190 radial engine, but the plan was never carried out.