Fiat RS.14

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Fiat RS.14

Post by hokusai » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:17 pm

I have found following image on pinterest. Can anyone tell from what publication it was taken? Looks rather old, similar to "dimensione cielo"
RS14FromPinterest.jpg
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RS14FromPinterest.jpg
RS14FromPinterest.jpg (177.75 KiB) Viewed 630 times
Remarks about coloring look interesting ("..queste indicazioni si ricavano da fotografie in possesso del Ing. Postiglioni")
Any opinion whether this info is outdated or still valid?

Plane "287 Sq Cagliari-Elmas, Febbraio 1943" is also depicted in "dimensione cielo bombardieri ricognitori 05 (1973)"
but as Series II not Series I.
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DimensioneCielo.JPG
DimensioneCielo.JPG (22.18 KiB) Viewed 630 times
The profiles are obviously different but I could not spot any technical differences. So either they depict the same series or there is actually no visible difference between series I and II?

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Re: Fiat RS.14

Post by Editor » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:57 pm

The first scan is similar to the fold-out in Dimensione Cielo #5 Bombarderi. The color description is out date or incorrect for this machine: RS.14 170-8 Serie I (not Serie III), Grigio Azzurro Scuro 3 upper surfaces, rudder in VOS2, unit number in black and individual aircraft number in red, hypen red/black with GAC1 undersurfaces; floats same colors as above. There's a photo of this plane in ADI Miniserie #3.

There is a photograph of a RS.14 287a Sq. at Cagliari-Elmas with the Areonautica Co-belligerante, its a Serie III machine. There's also a photo of the rear rudder of a Serie I machine with 287a Sq. displaying the Donald Duck unit-emblem, VOS2 rudder and the white cross of Savoy. Here's Richard Mendes' model of this plane:

https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArt ... RM_1a.html
Vince Tassone

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