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Title:
Italian aces of World War 2
Author:
Apostolo, Giorgio.
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Osprey, 2000.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781841760780
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library D792.I8 A66 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Flying aircraft such as the Macchi 200-202, Fiat G.50 and biplane Fiat CR.42, the Italian fighter pilots were recognised by their Allied counterparts as brave opponents blessed with sound flying abilities, but employing under-gunned and underpowered equipment. Following the Italian surrender in September 1943, a number of aces continued to take the fight to the Allies as part of the Luftwaffe-run ANR, which was equipped with far more potent equipment such as the Bf 109G, Macchi 205V andFiat G.55. Flying these types, the handful of ANR squadrons continued to oppose Allied bombing raids on northern Italy until VE-Day.


Author Notes

Giorgio Apostolo runs the leading Italian aviation publishing company GAE, and has become the recognised authority on the Regia Aeronautica during World War 2.


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