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Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Italy

Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in Italy

Data current to 17 Nov 2018.

Italy (Italian Social Republic)

Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini formed the Italian Social Republic (Repubblica Sociale Italiana) on 23 September 1943, succeeding the Kingdom of Italy as a member of the Axis.  Mussolini had been removed from office and arrested by King Victor Emmanuel III on 25 July 1943.  After the Italian armistice, in a spectacular raid led by German paratrooper  Otto Skorzeny, Mussolini was rescued from arrest.  Once restored in power, Mussolini declared that Italy was a republic and that he was the new head of state. He was subject to German control for the duration of the war.  (Wikipedia)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Ambrosini S.7T trainer, on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (MLWatts Photo)

 Avia FL.3, Museo dell'aeronautica Gianni Caproni in Trento, Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Zerosei Photo)

 ( nne258 Photo)

CANT Z.506B Airone (Heron) maritime patrol/bomber on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.  The Airone was a triple-engine floatplane produced by CANT from 1935.  During the Second World War, it was used as a reconnaissance aircraft, bomber and air-sea rescue plane by the Italian Regia Aeronautica and the Luftwaffe.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Caproni Ca.100 trainer, on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.  Previously Reg. No. I-GTAB, it is marked with the registration FIR-9, appropriate to a Ca.100 serving at the Florence basic Flying School in the mid-1930s, Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Caproni Ca.100 Idro floatplane variant in the Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, Trento, Italy.

Caproni Campini N.1/C.C.2 engine testbed.  (Regia Aeronautica Photos)

  (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Bergfalke2 Photo)

Caproni Campini N.1. on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Douglas C-47 Skytrain (Serial No. 42-100731), MM19194, 14-45.  Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle Air Force Base.

 (Sergio D’Afflitto Photo)

Douglas C-47B Skytrain (Serial No. 43-48983), on static display at Volandia in Somma Lombardo, Varese.

Fiat C.R.32, fighter.  (Regia Aeronautica Photo)

 (Zerosei Photo)

 (Smolik Photos)

Fiat C.R.32, fighter. fighter, in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Zerosei Photo)

 (Smolik Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Fiat C.R.42 Falco (Falcon) fighter, in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Zerosei Photo)

 (Lorenzo Tomasi Photo)

Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur), fighter, in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Fieseler Fi 156C Storch (Stork), MM12822, liaison, in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Chris Finney Photo)

 (Cirimbilo Photo)

 ( Smolik Photos)

IMAM Ro.37 Lince (Lynx), reconnaissance, in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

IMAM Ro.41, trainer/liaison, being restored in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Macchi M.C.200 Saetta, MM5311, 1-369, (MM8307), on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Zerosei Photos)

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Macchi M.C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt), fighter. on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Smolik Photos)

Nardi FN.305 trainer, on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

North American T6-G Texan (Serial No. MM54097), RR-67.  Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle Air Force Base.

North American P-51D-5NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-13521), "Marinell", B-5Q, Reg. No. N383FJ, Skywest Aviation Inc, Trustee.  Airworthy.

 (Italian Air Force Photo)

North American F-51D Mustang (Serial No. MM4237), 1, of Comando Aeronautica della Somalia, ca 1950s.

 (Italian Air Force Museum Photo)

 (Albarubescens Photo)

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Zerosei Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Jerry Gunner Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73444), RR-11.  Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle Air Force Base.  The Italian Air Force received 170 Mustangs between 1947 and 1951.

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang (Serial No. 44-73864), Reg.No. N9038, being restored, Steven Loeffler, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer) fighter.  (Regia Aeronautica Photo)

 (MLWatts Photo)

Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer) fighter, Museo dell'aeronautica Gianni Caproni, Trento, Italy.

 (ML Watts Photo)

SAIMAN 202M liaison.  Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

 (Smolik Photo)

Savoia-Marchetti S.56 flying boat trainer, on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Regia Aeronautica Photo)

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) bomber/transport.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) bomber/transport, an ex-Lebanese aircraft on display at the Museo Storico dell' Aeronautica Militare Italiana at Vigna di Valle, north of Rome.

 (M.L. Watts Photo )

 (Ennio Varani Photo)

 (Matteo Ianeselli Photo)

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) bomber/transport, on display at the Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni at Trento, Italy.

 (Oren Rozen Photo)

Savoia Marchetti SM.82PW Canguru transport/bomber on display in the Italian Air Force Museum, Vigna di Valle on Lake Bracciano in central Italy.

 (Alan Wilson Photo)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. MM52848), S-1 2.  Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle Air Force Base.

 (Fernando.tassone Photo)

Stinson L-5 Sentinel (Serial No. 299119), Museo dell'Auto a Torino.

 (Alan Wilson Photos)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Blackcat Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. IXe (Serial No. MK805).  Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle Air Force Base.