SM.82 help please

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SM.82 help please

Post by kagero43 » Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:01 am

Great site and forum BTW! I have two questions on the SM.82 which I am working on now.

1) I noticed that in the instructions in the 1/72 Italeri kit, it shows an aircraft of 32 Stormo out of Sardinia, which "appears" to be a C8 type scheme (sand and brown blotches over green base). I cannot seem to find evidence of any SM.82 sporting such a camo scheme (more common on MC.200 Saetta) and the only photos I have seen for this aircraft ("Y") are a C10B scheme (unless more than one aircraft carried these Letter codes). Would anyone know otherwise?
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2) Does anyone here know of any other photos that show the early batch of aircraft that were modified to carry the L35/L3 light tank and the way the tank was mounted into the bombay> Also the aircraft's paint schemes and codes other than the two photos in Ali D'talia SM.82 reference as attached here?
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Thank you!
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Re: SM.82 help please

Post by Editor » Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:29 pm

1) I agree its C10B. There are no known cases of C8 applied to SM planes. C8 was a Macchi camouflage scheme.
2) I don't have information for the installation details of the L3 carried aboard the SM.82.

Thanks for your comments.
Vince Tassone

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