Breda Ba.65

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Breda Ba.65

Post by Aero » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:57 pm

I am searching for detail pictures of the Breda Ba.65 single and two seater versions. I have a Special Hobby Breda Ba.65 single seat and two seat kit. I can find no copies of Ali d'Italia #7 Breda Ba 65 and have no resource material for this aircraft except "Courage Alone" by Chris Dunning and the web. If it wasn't for Stormo!'s Gallery article "Special Hobby 1/48 Breda Ba 65 A.80 Ground Attack Aircraft" by Jean Barby I would have no idea how to correctly position the gun sight and it's mount.

I am interested in cockpit, gunner position, engine and bomb bay photos or drawings. I would like to open the pilot canopy, gunner's turret (if it was supposed to open), the engine cowling and bomb bay doors to show how the bombs were loaded.

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Breda 65 A80

Post by Rick » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:04 am

Here are some images I had available at the moment
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Post by Chris Busbridge » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:30 am

One possible way of finding more reference material is to try and obtain a back issue of SAMI magazine. Namely: Vol 12 Issue 3 (March 2006).

http://www.sampublications.com/sampubs.htm

In this particular issue there is an exceptional build by Cesare Pigliapoco of the 1/48 RCR Ba65 resin kit. Admittedly it's the monoposto but, as shown by the dozens of good quality images in the article, a great deal of extra interior detail, including the cockpit and bomb bay, has been done on the kit. Also listed are additional references to the OOP Ali d'Italia book.

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