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Macchi MC 205N-1 Orione

Shown here is a Mc.205N-1 Orione in service with Regio Aeronautica warming-up its engine prior to take-off from a snow-covered airfield. The Orione had an armament of four 12.7 mm (0.5 in) guns in the nose and a 20 mm (0.79 in) MG 151/20 cannon firing through the propeller hub.

Macchi MC 205N-1 Orione
Administrator, Mar 25, 2006