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by SuperAereo
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italian "Aces" - Confirmed Kills
Replies: 36
Views: 19402

As the war went on, after 1941-42 the RAF always had a clear advantage with its US ally! In the Mediterranean theatre only from late 1942 (the first Spitfires arrived in Malta in March that year, Torch was in November), but until then the RAF was not much better than the Regia Aeronautica. And the ...
by SuperAereo
Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italian "Aces" - Confirmed Kills
Replies: 36
Views: 19402

(...) Italian pilots still don't get the proper recognition they deserved from both world wars despite having smaller numbers of pilots and aircraft than the RAF, Luftwaffe. Actually, this is perhaps a misconception, according to John Ellis in 1939 Italy possessed 1796 aircraft and Britain 1660 (th...
by SuperAereo
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Squadriglia, Gruppo & Stormo insignias?
Replies: 8
Views: 5935

Dunning's book was also printed in Italian translation by Delta Editrice. If you can live with the Italian Text, the title is "Solo Coraggio", it is practically identical to the English edition (errors included) and it seems to be still in special offer at Aviolibri for 30 Euros. http://www.aviolibr...
by SuperAereo
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: France 20-25 June 1940; Greece and the Balkans October 1940 - April 1941; Soviet Union August 12 1941 - Feburary 1943
Topic: Fiat CR.42 (Rhodes '41)
Replies: 10
Views: 18637

The overpainting would have been done on the island, laying a very thin layer of green paint which let the original camo pattern show through. Which exact shade of green could have been used is anybody's guess. If you can read Italian there is an interesting discussion here (and more colour photos o...
by SuperAereo
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: France 20-25 June 1940; Greece and the Balkans October 1940 - April 1941; Soviet Union August 12 1941 - Feburary 1943
Topic: Fiat CR.42 (Rhodes '41)
Replies: 10
Views: 18637

The photo looks like has had its colours retouched digitally for printing purposes, IMHO. I recall a similar discussion about the same photos on an Italian forum and the most authoritative opinions were for the green overspray. Surely the undersurfaces have a sheen to them but it is difficult to say...
by SuperAereo
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Middle East June 1941 - September 1943
Topic: Manama Refinery
Replies: 7
Views: 16734

Ciao Super :) Good suggestion. That's a very interesting site and a pretty good source of infos. (and the on line pages about the mission are an abstract from Moci's book) Hi Manlio, nice to see you here! I didn't know about the pages being an extract from Moci's book, living in the UK my ingnoranc...
by SuperAereo
Thu May 31, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Middle East June 1941 - September 1943
Topic: Manama Refinery
Replies: 7
Views: 16734

A link to an online article that was posted a few days ago on an Itlian forum (article in Italian, I am afraid):

http://www.dodecaneso.org/bahrein.htm
by SuperAereo
Thu May 31, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: France 20-25 June 1940; Greece and the Balkans October 1940 - April 1941; Soviet Union August 12 1941 - Feburary 1943
Topic: Fiat CR.42 (Rhodes '41)
Replies: 10
Views: 18637

Some think the Cr.42's of the 162ยช received a very thin overspray in green over their usual 3-colour Fiat camouflage, in order to render them less visible from above when flying over the sea.
by SuperAereo
Tue May 29, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: English Channel September - December 1940
Topic: Sgt.Salvadori's Cr.42
Replies: 2
Views: 10849

Sgt.Salvadori's Cr.42

I was recently reading "modeldad"'s article on the Fiat Cr.42 piloted by Sgt. Pietro Salvadori, who made an emergency landing at Orfordness ( http://www.stormomagazine.com/Re-evalatuating_RA_Camo_1940.html ), and I would tend to dissent with the idea that the uppersurfaces were originally painted in...