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by Jim Betts
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Pre WWII
Topic: Meridionali Ro.37 bis in Afghanistan
Replies: 4
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Meridionali Ro.37 bis in Afghanistan

A Meridionali Ro.37 bis 'Lince' has been found if Afghanistan & is being returned to Italy for restoration and exhibitiom.. 'Lince' means 'Lynx' The plane is variously called an IMAM Ro.37 bis, Meridionali Ro.37 bis, or just Ro 37 bis. INAM is 'Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali ' A good ...
by Jim Betts
Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Which is the most authentic remaining Macchi C.205 Veltro?
Replies: 2
Views: 8850

Hi Maurizio. This is a very belated grazie for for your helpful reply. Imediately after your reply, I set about obtaining your book from Vincent, but it arrived just after I left for Italy. I saw MM.9546 at Vigna di Valle, & once I returned home & read your fine book, I realized how much technical d...
by Jim Betts
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SAI-Ambrosini-Lago Trasimeno-Eleuteri airfield
Replies: 0
Views: 8420

SAI-Ambrosini-Lago Trasimeno-Eleuteri airfield

I am visiting the Cortona-Lago Trasimeno area in October. I have been there before, but apart from noticing the abandonned SAI Ambrosini factory at Passignano sul Trasimeno, & driving past Eleuteri airfield near Castiglione del Lago, I had overlooked any aviation significance of the area. From Wilip...
by Jim Betts
Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: Which is the most authentic remaining Macchi C.205 Veltro?
Replies: 2
Views: 8850

Which is the most authentic remaining Macchi C.205 Veltro?

There are 3 remaining Veltros, but all 3 are hybrids made from parts of C.202s & C.205s. MM.91818 (bearing the registration MM.9372), is on display at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" in Milan. Another two are on display at the Museo storico dell'Aeronautica Militare in...