FIAT CR.42

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  1. Clave

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    The Fiat CR.42 entered service in 1938 with the Regia Aeronautica and remained active well into WW2. It was used by the air forces of Belgium, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden, and with Italy as their most widely used fighter of WW2.

    It was one of the best biplanes fighters around, but quickly became overshadowed by the new monoplane designs at the beginning of the war. Various versions were made, including a ground-attack, night-fighter, and trainer

    The CR.42 was armed with 2 x 7.7mm or 2 x 12.7mm machine guns, with some versions having extra guns or bomb racks.

    So far, only 4:

    CR.42 of 4/11 Groupe de Chasse Belgian Air Force 1940.

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    CR.42 of 3/11 Groupe de Chasse Belgian Air Force 1940.

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    CR.42 of 83a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1939.

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    CR.42 of 85a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1940.

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    I really like this plane and you have done a spectacular job Cave!!!!!:thumbright: :cool:
     
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    Always enjoyed these late biplanes: thanks for posting
     
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    CR.42 of 1/3 Squadron Hungarian Air Force 1941.

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    CR.42 of 1/3 Squadron Hungarian Air Force 1942.

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    CR.42 of 1/4 Squadron Hungarian Air Force 1941.

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    CR.42 of 83a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1939.

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    CR.42 of 85a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1940.

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    CR.42 of 95a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1940.

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    CR.42 of 97a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1940.

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    CR.42 of 162a Squadriglia Italian Air Force 1940.

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    Those WWII biplanes always looked neat to me. I wouldn't have wanted to fight in one though. :lol:
    Nice work Clave. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    Thanks again for posting these, Clave. Excellent profiles!
    Derek
     
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    Thanks all :D

    No updates yet - but a Swedish one is on the list...
     
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