By Maurizio Di Terlizzi
Sixty four pages, good illustrated (many in colour) , diagrams, pictorial wrappers, excellent. textual content in English and Italian. From the writer: "The e-book starts off with a quick tale of the starting place and use of the G.55 layout. The technical half is wealthy of color targeted inside photographs and of technical info of the outside of the sort, together with flaps and undercarriage. The can be a camouflage and markings bankruptcy and a piece devoted to modellers with the RCR resin equipment in 1/48th, the Mister package instance in 1/72nd and the SMER 1/50th a scale instance all being outfitted and mentioned. " From Wikipedia: "The Fiat G.55 Centauro (Italian: "Centaur") used to be a single-engine single-seat international warfare II fighter plane utilized by the Regia Aeronautica and the A. N. R. (Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana) in 1943-1945. It used to be designed and in-built Turin through Fiat. The Fiat G.55 was once most likely the simplest variety produced in Italy in the course of global struggle II, (a subjective declare additionally usually made for the Macchi C.205 Folgore) however it didn't input creation until eventually 1943. in the course of its brief operational provider, typically below the Repubblica Sociale Italiana insignia, after the eight September 1943 armistice, this strong, strong and quick airplane proved itself to be a great interceptor at excessive altitude. In 1944, over Northern Italy, the Centauro clashed with British Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-38 Lightning, proving to be no effortless adversary. Italian fighter pilots beloved their Centauro yet by the point the conflict ended, fewer than three hundred were equipped.
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