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by Vincent Biondi
Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:55 am
Forum: AMI (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) 1943-Present
Topic: Historic Virgin Galactica Flight with 3 Italian Astronauts
Replies: 1
Views: 2849

Historic Virgin Galactica Flight with 3 Italian Astronauts

Hello All, Tomorrow June 29 2023 at 11:00 AM from Virgin Galactic's Spaceport America in New Mexico, Galactica 01 will be Virgin Galactica's 1st commercial spaceflight! The crew will consist of Virgin Galactica's Colin Bennet, along with a trio from the Italian Air Force and Italy's National Researc...
by Vincent Biondi
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Allies not admitting planes shot down by the RA pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Re: Allies not admitting planes shot down by the RA pilots

Hi Vince, I have another example taken from Nicola Malizia's book "Quelli Del Gatto Nero" roughly translated "The Black Cat Group". On the 9th of September 1942, Spitfire Vs of the 185th Squadron were approaching the Sicilian coast to attack the Biscari airport. An American pilot serving with the RA...
by Vincent Biondi
Fri Jan 13, 2023 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Allies not admitting planes shot down by the RA pilots
Replies: 4
Views: 3337

Allies not admitting planes shot down by the RA pilots

Hello All, I hate to flog a dead horse, but I feel this time I have to bring this up for discussion. I have a copy of Marco Mattioli's book, 53 Stormo, published by OSPREY Aviation Elite Units: 53 STORMO. The last chapter of the book is "The Last battles" and on page 113, a paragraph reads that on t...
by Vincent Biondi
Sun Jan 01, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Erla is coming
Replies: 29
Views: 9754

Re: Erla is coming

Looking real good!
I have a limited edition print from Ernie Boyette.
Ugo Drago's BF-109 G-6
Identical colour scheme as yours.
The only difference is the spinner is white with a black swirly line.
by Vincent Biondi
Fri Oct 28, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: Mystery SM 79 with Tail “Kills” Markings
Replies: 6
Views: 4988

Mystery SM 79 with Tail “Kills” Markings

Hello all, I picked up this book a long time ago while I was visiting in Italy, SIAI Pagine Di Storia (The history of the Savoia Marchetti Co.) As I was going through different pages I came upon the story of Italian Aerosiluranti Ace Giuseppe Cimicchi! He was quite successful as a torpedo bomber Ace...
by Vincent Biondi
Wed May 12, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clear fuselage
Replies: 3
Views: 5160

Re: Clear fuselage

That is a great suggestion!
Surprised no one has thought of it yet.
by Vincent Biondi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' (Stork) Regia Aeronautica - Academy 1:72
Replies: 16
Views: 14580

Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' (Stork) Regia Aeronautica - Academy 1:72

Your Fieseler Fi 156 Stork looks amazing!
The detail and colors are great.
I always liked this aircraft and I think that it looks much better in RA livery than Luftwaffe!!
by Vincent Biondi
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: WIP: Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202 Italian Ace F. Serafini by Hashizume Tooru
Replies: 2
Views: 4068

Re: WIP: Hasegawa 1/48 Macchi C.202 Italian Ace F. Serafini by Hashizume Tooru

Welcome to Stormo Hashizume!

Beautiful picture, great job!!
by Vincent Biondi
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Spanish CANT Z.506 colours
Replies: 8
Views: 8556

Re: Spanish CANT Z.506 colours

Hello, I might be able to shed some light on the colours. I have a copy of Postiglioni and Degli'Innocenti book: COLORI E SCHEMI MIMETICI DELLA REGIA AERONAUTICA 1935-1943 (COLOURS AND CAMOUFLAGE PATTERNS OF THE ROYAL ITALIAN AIR FORCE 1935-1943) According to the authors, the paint scheme for the Sp...
by Vincent Biondi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 302
Views: 308441

Re: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

That is one beautiful job on an SM95!!

Great paint job,

Vincent
by Vincent Biondi
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: Macchi C.200 over Malta?
Replies: 9
Views: 17808

Re: Macchi C.200 over Malta?

Hello Richard,

If I were doing a Macchi 200 in the Malta campaign, my choice would definitely be The aircraft of Franco Lucchin!
He gained most of his kills in Malta with a Macchi 200.

https://alchetron.com/cdn/franco-lucchi ... e-750.jpeg

Vincent
by Vincent Biondi
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: VIDEOS: Breda-Zappata B.Z.308 Airliner
Replies: 12
Views: 12666

Re: VIDEOS: Breda-Zappata B.Z.308 Airliner

The Breda and the Lockheed both look almost identical. Who knows, maybe there might have been some industrial espionage going on between the two companies!
by Vincent Biondi
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: VIDEOS: Breda-Zappata B.Z.308 Airliner
Replies: 12
Views: 12666

Re: VIDEOS: Breda-Zappata B.Z.308 Airliner

Hello All, If you look at the period between 1930 and 1939, you will find that a number of Italian aircraft engineers either worked partly in the US or had some type of working experience with the likes of Seversky, Boeing, Budd, Waco aircraft, American Aeronautical Corp. Companies like Breda, Piagg...
by Vincent Biondi
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Tte Bordoni Bisleri's Fiat CR42 @ Tobruk, June '41
Replies: 6
Views: 16219

Wow!
Paper airplane, looks real good so far!
Very nice colour scheme.
Vincent
by Vincent Biondi
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: Reference Material
Topic: NEW Book on North African Air War by Michele Palermo
Replies: 2
Views: 20992

NEW Book on North African Air War by Michele Palermo

Hello, Here is another book by Michele Palermo, Le Battaglie Aeree in Africa Settentrionale Novembre-Dicembre 1941 (North African Air Battles November-December 1941. I already have a copy of his first book Ali D'Africa 1 Stormo C.T (African Wings 1st Stormo and this book is very well written, docume...