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Alongside the Fiat CR. It later saw action in Albania and Greece, where it acquitted itself surprisingly well against British hurricanes.

The MC also saw service in north Africa and on the southern flank in Russia. Later production models were fitted with the same wings as the improved Macchi C. The type was also used as a shipping escort in the Mediterranean, fitted with drop tanks to extend its range. For all its inadequacies the Macchi C served the Italian Air Force well during the early period of the war.

Over were built but the losses were heavy, and by the time of the armistice only 33 survived. These continued in service as trainers until In the Italian air force came to the belated conclusion that their fighters needed better performance than could be provided by the air cooled radial engines then in service.

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Recognizing the superior qualities of the Messerschmitt , Macchi acquired an hp Daimler-Benz liquid cooled inline engine, and fitted this to a modified Macchi C This prototype of the Macchi C Folgore, first flew in August The improvement was immediately noticeable. Macchi promptly ordered more engines and began building them under license.

The Macchi C entered in the summer of , seeing its first action over Libya in November. Early models had the standard Daimler-Benz engines, but later ones the slightly less powerful hp version, license-built by Alfa Romeo. Its rugged construction and agile performance made it well liked by its pilots.

At its peak the Folgore equipped 19 gruppo, and it saw action from Stalingrad to Tobruk. By the time the allies invaded Sicily in however, losses left only about a still operational. And when Italy surrendered 10 weeks later, this figure had fallen to a mere This was driven by a license built version of the more powerful hp Daimler-Benz engine.

It could achieve a top speed of miles an hour. However it came too late to stave off the Italian collapse. Most of these fought on alongside the Germans, with Italian air force units still loyal to the fascist cause. The Reggiane Re derived from the Re The Re featured a hp Alfa Romeo engine. About this Item: Chartwell Books, Condition: As New. Oversized book bound in glossy pictorial boards. Seller Inventory ABE More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. Published by Chartwell Books, Seller Inventory BF More information about this seller Contact this seller 8.

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Hardbound, no DJ. Size 4to up to 12'' tall. Condition: Nr Fine. ISBN Detailed descriptions and full technical data of more than 55 warplanes. Dozens of action photos, color profiles, cutaways and line drawings. Both Italy and Japan were involved in warfare long before Germany's invasion of Poland signaled the start of WWII, and both had impressive traditions of warplane designs. Ultimately, neither country proved able to sustain the development and production of competitive new types, but the intriguing variety of aircraft that emanated from opposite sides of the globe form a fascinating counterpoint to the Allies' more lethal machines.

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