|Warplanes of the Second World War preserved in the United Kingdom, Italian War Prizes
Italian War Prizes in the United Kingdom
Data current to 6 Feb 2020.
(Roland Turner Photo)
Fiat CR.42 Falco (Serial No. Fv.2542), Reg. No. G-CBLS, The Fighter Collection, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. This Swedish Air Force J 11 is one of only four survivors of its type. It was lost in 1942 in a crash that killed its pilot on Tärnatjåkko, a mountain in the north of Sweden. It was recovered from the crash site in 1983 and was acquired by the Fighter Collection in 1995. It has since been undergoing restoration to flying condition.
Fiat CR.42 Falco captured during the Battle of Britain. The aircraft was salvaged following a forced landing due to an overheated engine, on the shingle beach at Orfordness, Suffolk, on 11 November 1940.
Fiat CR.42 Falco, still wearing its Italian camouflage scheme, was given RAF roundels and RAF Serial No. BT474. It was later flown by the RAF's No. 1426 Flight. This aircraft is preserved and displayed at the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon, as MM5701, 13-95.
(Oren Rozen Photo)
(Mike1979 Russia Photo)
Fiat CR.42 Falco (Serial No. MM5701), 13-95, on display in the Royal Air Force Museum London, Hendon.