Italian Series 5 Encounters

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  1. oldcrow

    oldcrow New Member

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    Hello folks, this is my first post here! :)

    Anyway, my curiosity got the better of me and have been wondering whether there were any documented encounters between the Hawker Typhoon/Tempest and any of the Italian series 5 fighters or between any of the late Russian fighters and the Italian series 5 fighters.

    I'd appreciate your answers. Thanks in advance...
     
  2. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    Hi oldcrow and welcome aboard. I think the Italian Series 5 fighers were phenominal and have never been given the credit they truly deserved. The most data I can find on them were the Germans tool over a number of them when Italy fell and used them in the defense of Berlin.

    You might find some data on an older discussion:

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aviation/italy-v-england-air-air-1104.html
     
  3. Juha

    Juha Well-Known Member

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    Hello
    I think that that the use of at Re 2005s in defence of Berlin is a myth, at least according to a new booklet of the type. Those used by LW stayed in Italy, that was shown for ex in damage reports of the planes, say 3 were damaged in USAAF bombings of a a/f and a couple in flying accidents and in streght returns.

    Juha
     
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