Italian Planes

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Best Itallian Plane?

  1. Piaggio P.108

    100.0%
  2. Fiat CR.42

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Savoia-Marchetti SM.81

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    0.0%
  4. Breda 88

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  1. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Right, this is my attempt to bring a new topic and hopefully reduce some spam, i hope it works so here goes....

    In your opinion, what was the best italian plane during WW2? ive been thinking about this for a while as i like italian lplanes and you lot dont really think much of them :|

    As you can probably guess, mines the P.108 8) but i want to mention the savoia Marchetti SM.81 as well, which is my favourite transport 8)

    Ive included a small poll too, just because i can 8) ive probably missd out a ton of planes from it that you would have liked but oh well 8)
     
  2. kiwimac

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    Mine's not there!

    Though I like the CR 42 (Still IMNSHO, the best Biplane fighter of WW2) I do like the Reggiane Re 2000 series, the Fiat G.55 and the Macchi mc202 205.

    All excellent fighters!

    Kiwimac
     
  3. Vegafox

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    Macchi MC-205 ...
     
  4. GermansRGeniuses

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    torpedo bombing version all the way!

    Reichsmarschall Batista
     
  5. bronzewhaler82

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    It would be a toss up between the SM.79 bomber and the Cr.42 fighter (2nd best biplane in the World)

    I think really its the SM.79 -i'm surprised you haven't mentioned it in your post C.C - its widely considered to be the most important bomber in the Italian Airforce during that period ;)
     
  6. kiwimac

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    I really like tri-motored bombers, we should have more, more I say!

    Kiwimac
     
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    Then there's this one too!

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    The Ambrosini SAI 207.

    And this

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    Ambrosini SAI 403

    Two not well known Italian fighters which had excellent performance, good handling and a goodly armament.

    Source: http://www.geocities.com/lastdingo/aviation/sai207.htm

    Kiwimac
     
  8. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    wow, it's a living breathing paradox....................
     
  9. cheddar cheese

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    screw you lanc :| who els went for the p-108? :D
     
  10. bronzewhaler82

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    Not me i'm afraid, i didn't even vote - as i said - the SM.79 was the best for me so i won't vote for the others....out of principal [-(

    ESPECIALLY the CR.42 since Kiwi insisted that it was better than my beloved Gladiator (even though it isn't :crazy: ) i've actually grown to hate the Cr.42 whereas once upon a time it was one of my favs...you see what you've done kiwi??! you've broken a man in two! :drinking: :cry: :cry:



    Only kidding :lol:
     
  11. kiwimac

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    Glad to see that my efforts have NOT been wasted!

    Kiwimac
     
  12. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    go for the sm.81 then, same manufacturer :D
     
  13. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    it's lodgical i suppose............................
     
  14. Samu

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    I think that is the Savoia Marchetti SM79 Sparviero. It was one of the best torpedo bomber of the war.
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    one of the best looking too 8)
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i think it's ugly........................
     
  17. Samu

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    Bah... the Lancaster is ugly, not the Sparviero :lol:
     
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    i meant Torpedo G.55, sorry!
     
  19. R Pope

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    Breda 88? probably the worst mass-produced bomber in all history! They had to take off pointed in the right direction, because they couldn't get high enough loaded to bank without dragging a wingtip. What's a dog like that doing on the list? SM79, Macchi202/205,are tops.
     
  20. Crazy

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    In total agreement here! Piaggio 108, Sm.79, and Macchi's 202 and 205 make this top list :D
     
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