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by Ludovico Slongo
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Desert War June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: Desert Prelude: Operation Compass
Replies: 7
Views: 5320

Thank you to both for the kind words

Ludovico
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 16, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronatutica in Operation Battleaxe
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

Dear ivanmoe,
you've also forgiven 155° Gruppo on Fiat G50bis
351 squadriglia
360 squadriglia
378 squadriglia

Regards

Ludovico
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 16, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronatutica in Operation Battleaxe
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

Dear ivanmoe. first some small corrections. Not squadriglie but squadriglia. Squadriglia is singular while squadriglie is plural. Not Tripoltania but Tripolitania, that was the western part of Libya. You've forgiven 20° gruppo caccia terrestre equipped with Fiat G50bis and formed by 151 squadriglia,...
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 16, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronatutica in Operation Battleaxe
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

Again I wasn't able to continue in the same message... Sorry for the inconvenience Squadriglie of 155° gruppo were: 351,360 and 378 while squadriglie of 20° gruppo were: 151, 352 and 353. These units didn't see service over the front line during "Battleaxe". Regarding ground attack forces, the deple...
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 16, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronatutica in Operation Battleaxe
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

For some reason connected with the PC I wasn't able to continue to write my message so I continue here. There were also three fighter gruppi on Fiat G50/G50bis . 2° gruppo operated over the front line in escort duties for the benefit of German and Italian Stukas. It was formed by 150, 152 and 358 sq...
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 16, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronatutica in Operation Battleaxe
Replies: 10
Views: 6240

Dear Ivanmoe, I wish to warmly thank Vincent Biondi for the advice he gave you, however, the second volume of Desert Prelude, covers only the air was during the Compass offensive period, from December 1940 to beginning of February 1941, so it is out of scope for your research. Nevertheless I can giv...
by Ludovico Slongo
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Desert War June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: 50' Stormo
Replies: 2
Views: 3731

Dear Jan,
if you look at the next post by Hakan, you are finding the book with all the infos on Ba 65 in North Africa you are looking for.
Ciao

Ludovico
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone seen the Regia Aeronautica by Chris Dunning book?
Replies: 14
Views: 4727

No Chris,
it should be really a new book from Dunning.
Ludovico
by Ludovico Slongo
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fiat CR.32 quater
Replies: 4
Views: 2160

Dear maggiore,
I more than confirm the piece of info posted by Emanuele. According with the studies of Roberto Gentilli,of the 337 CR 32 quater built for Regia Aeronautica, 105 went in Spain from the beginning of 1938 to the spring 1939.
Ludovico
by Ludovico Slongo
Sun May 24, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: S.M. 79 and CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 13
Views: 7266

Dear all, Some additional notes only on CR 42 units fighting over Malta. At the beginning of the war (June the 10th 1940) the Italian fighter force in Sicily was the "Ia Divisione Aerea "Aquila" that comprised 1° Stormo C.T. and 6° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 1° Stormo was composed of two Gruppi: 17° and 1...
by Ludovico Slongo
Sat May 16, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: Mc-202s over Malta
Replies: 9
Views: 6358

Dear Grief and Stefanuccio, very detailed day-by-day accounts of the air fighting over Malta is contained in the books by Chris Shores, Brian Cull and Nico Malizia published by Grub Street around twent years ago and still available (you can also get quite fairly priced used copies at Abebooks) Malta...
by Ludovico Slongo
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:46 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Sparviero Unit Question
Replies: 32
Views: 11741

Caro Andrea, mi chiamo Ludovico Slongo, sono un ricercatore amatoriale della storia della Regia Aeronautica e sono un amico di Stefano Lazzaro. Ogni tanto bazzico questo bel sito anche se non sono modellista e mezz'ora fa ci sono ricapitato dopo un po' di tempo che mancavo. Ho letto il post dall'ini...
by Ludovico Slongo
Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: RA RADIO EQUIPMENTS (APPARATI RADIOELETTRICI DELLA RA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4678

Mario, thank you very much, really. You've used sufficiently simple words to give me a general idea of the subject. I really couldn't hope in more than this. Now I'm leaving for a short period abroad but I'll be back end next week and (if not too much disturb for you) I'll ask some more questions......
by Ludovico Slongo
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: RA RADIO EQUIPMENTS (APPARATI RADIOELETTRICI DELLA RA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4678

dear Mario, it is a pleasure to meet you. If you look at my previous mail you'll see that -don't know exactly why- I had a certain feeling that you could be the author :wink: . The field you are studying, it's extremely iteresting (at least for me). Once read your article I went for a quick search i...
by Ludovico Slongo
Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: RA RADIO EQUIPMENTS (APPARATI RADIOELETTRICI DELLA RA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4678

I notice only now that the link I provided doesn't exist anymore. Luckily on Christmas eve I've downloaded the article on Italian RT by Mario Galasso. The author at the end of the article wrote that " the use of the infos contained in the article is allowed mentioning the source " so I think I can u...