This high-quality series of monographs edited by "LA BANCARELLA AERONAUTICA"
is exclusively devoted to Italian WW2 aircraft. The series is edited by Giorgio
Apostolo, the best known and most respected Italian Aviation Historian and
the author of several authoritative texts. The volumes contain
text in both Italian and English and contain the history of each aircraft and a technical
description of the planes.
Each book is lavishly illustrated with drawings from original instruction manuals and
never before seen photos. The technical drawings ( 6-views ) are provided in both
1/72 and 1/48 scales; colour profiles, views and cockpit interiors are also provided.
Size 210 x 297. 50+ pgs.
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Ali Straniere in Italia - War Prizes #6
This volume covers enemy aircraft captured by the Regia Aeronautica in
Jugoslavia (Bucker, Rogozarski, Hawker Fury, Do17, Bf109, etc.). The aircraft covered
include captured British aircraft such as the Hurricane, Spitfire, Blenheim, Swordfish,
Albacore and Beaufighter. Also included
are US aircraft (P40C, B-24, P-38) as well as captured Belgian aircraft (DC-3 and SM-83).
This volume is the last in the Ali Straniere collection and together with the
five previous titles, provide the most complete coverage on a very interesting subject,
War Prizes of the Italian Military in WWII. This volume is very well illustrated
and contains 28 color profiles by the well known aviation artist Marco Gueli, profiling
captured aircraft in the new Italian camouflage and markings. The highly detailed and well
researched text is provided by Giancarlo Garello, one of the foremost Italian aviation
historians. Some 98 b&w photos and a great deal of never before published data and photographs
make this 80-page publication an absolute must for all fans of Italian WW2 aviation.
Text in Italian and English
Ali Straniere in Italia - Messerschmitt Bf.109 #1
With a worsening supply situation and in need of canon equipped fighters to counter
the growing menace of American four-engine heavies, the Regia Aeronautica placed
sizeable orders for the Bf.109G as a stop gap until enough Series 5 aircraft could
be manufactured. These aircraft were flung against American fighter and bomber
squadrons in the last dramatic phases of the war.
Ali Straniere in Italia - Ju.87 'Picchiatelli' #2
No other country outside of Germany has gained as much notoriety in the use of this
aircraft as did the Italians. Seeing that the number of Ju87s avaiable could not
reach the prescribed numbers needed to put into effect the tactics of the Luftwaffe,
the Italians developed the skip bombing technique well before its use in the Pacific war.
This book covers the full history of this well known German dive bomber in use by
the Regia Aeronautica. The book consists of 72 pages with 16 very attractive color
profiles by Marco Gueli, some 70+ photograhps (many of which never seen before) and
a very comprehensive text by Fabrizio Becchetti. Constructional details are
illustrated as found in the original Instruction Manual. The text is bilingual (italian-english).
Ali Straniere in Italia - Martin Baltimore #3
Acquired by the newly formed AMI, the Baltimore saw extensive usage with the Italian Airforce
following Italy's capitulation in 1943. A splendid 64-page monograph in which the
authors have gathered all that could be found on the design, history and operation
of this very attractive twin-engine bomber. Some unusual colour profiles of the
aircraft by the artist Marco Gueli are offered for the first time, while the text
gives an exhaustive survey of the aircraft operation, both in the hands of the Desert
Air Force and of the Italian Cobelligerant Air Force. The constructional details
are covered in depth with the help of drawings from the original aircraft Operating
Manual. All the text is bilingual.
Ali Straniere in Italia - Other German Aircraft in use by the Regia Aeronautica #4
Covers German aircraft in use by the Regia Aeronuatica including the Messerschmitt Me.110,
Junkers Ju.52, Ju.87, Ju.88, Dornier Do.217, Fieseler Fi.156 Storch, Gotha Go.242, DFS 230, Do.24 and Flettner Helicopter.
The 78-page volume contains a great deal of never before published photographs and colour profiles. Bilingual text (Italian and English).
Ali Straniere in Italia - French Aircraft in use by the Regia Aeronautica #5
Covers French aircraft in use by the Regia Aeronuatica such as the Dewoitine D.520, Loire Nieuport LN 411,
Morane Saulnier MS.406, Breguet Bre.693, Potez Po.63.11 (Potez 630) and the Liore et Olivier LeO.451.
This is a well illustrated and thoroughly documented survey of all the captured French
aircraft that saw service in the Italian Air Force during WWII.
The author Giancarlo Garello, is the most qualified specialist in this area of research.
The outcome of all this work is a very appealing 72-page book in which a great
deal of new information is supplied, along with all the Serial Numbers of the captured
aicraft and an extremely interesting photographic documentation
(many photos have never been published before). Beautiful colour profiles by
Marco Gueli. Text is bilingual (Italian and English).