Forgotten History: The Top 5 Italian Aircraft Of The Second World War


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Summary Fiat CR.32 was an exceptional fighter in the 1930s but became obsolete by World War Two. Fiat CR.42 Falco was Italy’s best biplane in 1940 but had less firepower. Macchi C.202 Folgore excelled in air combat with a German-made engine. The Regia Aeronautica (or Royal Italian Air Force) is overshadowed by the much larger British RAF, German Luftwaffe, and later the US Army Air Force (rarely listed in the iconic fighters that defined World War Two). Still, Italian aircraft design is one of the most overlooked stories of World War Two. The Italians could never produce aircraft in the...