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Savoia Marchettis S.79 flying over the Otranto's Channel in 1941

[IMAM Ro.58] -was an Italian twin-engined, two-seat monoplane fighter, a development of the IMAM Ro.57.The performance of the aircraft with the DB 601 engines was much better than even many single engine fighters of the time (605 km/h at 5,000 m, 1,500 km endurance, 10,500 m ceiling)Tested alongside an Me 210 it was found to be superior, but even so it initially had its share of problems that delayed production.development went on slowly and By the time it was refined it was all too late

Caproni F.5

Italian Regia Aeronautica Caproni F.5. A very low production run of 12 went to 302 ° Squadriglia. Although underarmed pleasure to fly according to pilots. Had little opportunity to rub shoulders with Allied aircraft other than patrol aircraft from Malta. Replaced and relegated to non radar night fighters in Jan 1942 and withdrawn from service by end of year.

Savoia-Marchetti S.66 takeoff by tormentor4555, via Flickr

Avion De Guerre, Military Plane

Savoia Marchetti S55 State of the art,back in the day! These planes were making trans-Atlantic crossing before Lindberg.