Adriano Visconti: Italy's top ace

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    Major ADRIANO VISCONTI: ace of Italian fighter pilots with 26 victories
    of wich 15 shot down with the obsolete MACCHI 200 until 1st January
    1944! and 11 after this date flying the more modern MACCHI 205 and from
    1st January 1945 with the Me 109 G-10 (white 6) to the end of war
    defending the northern Italy against bombers.

    Wounded a lot of times with a lot of incredible adventures he was the
    example of the classic romantic fighter pilot, great commander, loved by
    his pilots.

    To tell you the kind of man: diving during an attack to B-24, Mustangs
    and Thunderbolts over Lombardia (northern Italy) his guns suddenly
    jammed, so, to not embarrass his wing man, Major Visconti, unarmed,
    went on with the attack heading the chosen bomber and then crossing
    the big formation in a storm of enemy fire!

    In the last months of war some pilots of his squadron went to Germany at
    Rangsdorf, Brandenburg and Brandis (JG 400) for passing to Me 163. They
    made the complete training on the gliders HABICHT-8 but when at
    Brandis were going to begin the flights on the KOMET, the sovietic tanks
    interrupt any program.

    The last mission of first squadron was on April 19, 1945, when four 109s
    shot down the B-24 of the Captain Walter Sutton. He and his crew
    survived and was taken to the fighters airfield. Sutton admiring the
    courage of the fighter pilots, wanted to participate to the funeral of
    Leutnant Morandi shot down with his 109 by the 12.7 of the bomber.

    At 2 p.m. of April 29 Major Visconti and his pilots were imprisoned by
    communist partisans near Malpensa airfield (Milan). Major Visconti was
    taken away to be interrogated: walking along the way, the red partisans
    shot him on the back. They had not even the courage to look him in the
    eyes. I like to think that Major Visconti should be happy to fly finally
    on a modern plane like the 207!

    Daniele Sabatini

    http://members.chello.be/kurt.weygantt/worldwariiaces.index.html_adrianovisconti.htm

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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    wow an italian that's actually shot a plane down!!!!
     
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    Cheap ;)

    But 15 of the kills were with the MC.200!!! The Mc.200 was shit!!!
     
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    it's italain, that goes without saying.................
     
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    Hey hey, the Macchi Mc.205 Veltro, Fiat G.55 Centauro and the Reggiane Re.2005 were all highly capably planes...
     
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    Actually, in WWII there were about 120 italian aces that shot down at least 5 enemy planes. :twisted:

    And most of them, until 1943 were flying with Fiat CR42, G50, and Macchi 200. Not the state of the art at the time. :shock:
     
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    .. and you nationalist Brits don't believe to have the exclusive of legless aces too : major Ernesto Botto nicknamed (guess why) 'Ironleg' among other victories managed to shoot down a Hurricane on the Med theatre... with a CR42
     
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