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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: 422

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: 2999

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: 8865

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: 2356

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: 5479

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: 276
Views: 231615

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: 14398

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: 9117

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: 9117

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: 14149

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: 19513

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...
by Vincent Biondi
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: SM 81 Pipistrella in Malta
Replies: 3
Views: 19111

Maxidad66,
Yes, if you want to model the aircraft operating over Malta, then I would use the Skymodels decals.
Have fun,
Vincent.
by Vincent Biondi
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: SM 81 Pipistrella in Malta
Replies: 3
Views: 19111

Maxidad66, According to the sources that I have, the only SM81 unit that flew over Malta, was the 202, 203 Sq.s of the 40th Gruppo, 38 Stormo. In November of 1940, the unit briefly operated at night over Malta. The 218 sq was involved in the Balkan theatre. If you look closely at the Skymodels Decal...
by Vincent Biondi
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Pre WWII
Topic: Meridionali Ro.37 bis in Afghanistan
Replies: 4
Views: 24847

Hello All,
That very airplane has been fully restored and was unveiled at the Volandia Park and Museum of Flight at Malpensa, near Milan, a couple of days ago!
Here is the link: http://www3.varesenews.it/gallerie/index.php?id=10361
Enjoy,
Vincent
by Vincent Biondi
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: Comments and Annoucements
Topic: MERRY XMAS
Replies: 17
Views: 25031

Merry Christmas to all and a very prosperous and healthy New Year!
Vincent