Italian Bomber

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    One:greenjumpers:One aircraft I've hardly heard of is the Fiat BR20 bomber
    Can you folks give me any info on it's strengths and weaknesses and where it served?
     
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    According to Flight in 1940, it was roughly equal to the Vickers Wellington. Never checked that out for myself though and I just seem to have settled on that comparison.
     
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    #5 Saetta66, Mar 1, 2010
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    Solid construction plane, didn't have stability problems during flight, wasn't subject to autotailspins, telegraphic system for communications (better than nothing....)


    Slow despite of the 3 Fiat engines, no radar, no blind and bad weather flight instruments, obsolete bombs pointig system, unsufficient defensive weapons, late radio system


    Most in France and Greece. And during the Battle of Britain. There are pics of Br20 shoot down on british soil. Like this one .....
    Suddenly almost dismissed in favor of the CantZ1007

    Hope it helps
     

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    The BR 20 had two engines, not three. Some also operated with the Japanese in red sun markings
     
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    Right, thank you:)

    I have found this .....
     

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    I have a Hispano-Suiza engine valve (in working order), which an Uncle pinched as a kid from one of the BR 20's brought down in the Battle of Britain... (currently on loan to the Museum of Aviation in Paraparaumu, New Zealand)
     
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