Thursday, November 1, 2012

WWII Aircraft of the Day - The Fiat CR 42 Falco

The Fiat CR 42 Falco

The Fiat CR 42 Falco - Italy
By Salem

The Fiat CR 42 Falco served as an escort aircraft and as a night fighter.
It was sleek looking bi-plane and had a strong steel and alloy frame.
It had a low wing loading which made it very agile and easy to maneuver.
Over 1,800 Fiat CR 42 Falco's were built and it was the most widely produced Italian aircraft in World War II.
It was also used by the air forces of Belgium, Sweden and Hungary.
Even though bi-planes were becoming obsolete,  the Fiat CR 42 Falco served alongside mono-plane aircraft.
Along with the Fiat CR 32's, the Fiat CR 42 Falco's made up about two-thirds of the Italian Air Force's single-seat fighter strength.

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