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JohnMacG
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Does anyone know (more-or-less) exactly when the red-white-green rudder stripes on RA aircraft were changed for the white cross of Savoy?
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Stefano
Generale di Brigata Aerea
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Exactly on 12 June 1940, with order B13842 by Superaereo (Air Force Command): I order that as soon as possible colours green and red on the rudders of all Italian military aircraft are deleted and covered with the same camo colours of the rest of aircraft. Through the remaining vertical white band is to be painted another white band with same width of the first, so to form a white cross containing the National badge (i.e. the Savoy crest). The aircrafts in which the tri-colour bands are also on tailplane are to be covered with the same colours of the rest of aircraft. Round insignias on wings and fuselage remain unchanged.
Signed: Gen. Francesco Pricolo


This was due to avoid confusion in identifying against French aircrafts, which wore a similar tri-colour band on the rudder.

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D520
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Ciao Dottore Stefano! ti spera bene anche tutta la famiglia. Ciao e apresto, jean Very Happy Very Happy
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Stefano
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Oui, tout bien, merci. Je suis très occupè avec mon travail mais... c'est la vie!
À bientot, grand-père Jean! Wink
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