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Braveness by myself: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ braveness on my own: The Italian Air strength 1940-1943ByColin DunningPublisher: Hikoki Publications1998272 PagesISBN: 1902109023PDF46 MBThe goal in the back of this publication is to supply the aviation fanatic with complete and wide info about the Italian Regia Aeronautica (Royal Air Force)* from the Italian announcement of battle on 10 June 1940 until eventually the Armistice of eight September 1943. it is going to additionally offer a prepared reference resource for historians, wargamers, and events who could have been inquisitive about the theatres of battle proven. it's the in simple terms unmarried quantity account of the entire unit routine and kit to this point. BitroadDepositfiles zero

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The following month sections were sent to Novi Ligure for naval escort and local defence. On 21 August pilots went to Venegono to convert to the MC 202. The first was received on 7 October. It was, however, passed to 1 Stormo on 15 October and 8 Gruppo became fully equipped with MC 200s. Resuming operations in Africa on 18 December, they protected the retiring troops and defended Benghasi port and its shipping. In May 1942 they began supporting the new offensive with armed reconnaissance, ground strafing, bomber escorts, and local defence.

On 21 August pilots went to Venegono to convert to the MC 202. The first was received on 7 October. It was, however, passed to 1 Stormo on 15 October and 8 Gruppo became fully equipped with MC 200s. Resuming operations in Africa on 18 December, they protected the retiring troops and defended Benghasi port and its shipping. In May 1942 they began supporting the new offensive with armed reconnaissance, ground strafing, bomber escorts, and local defence. Apart from 6 and 7 June, when sandstorms curtailed operations, life was hectic.

Nevertheless their fighter sweeps caused the Allies some problems. By 20 September there were still 27 Macchis on charge. In late October they passed their surviving Macchis to 3 Storma at Abu Smeit. Brand new fighters were picked up at Martuba, and were flown to the front in time to cover the retreat. In December they handed their aircraft to 9 Gruppo and returned to Italy. While waiting for replacement aircraft the pilots were employed ferrying aircraft to operational units. By April 1943 some MC 205Vs were added to the MC 202s, followed by a few Bf 109Gs in May.

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