117 results found
Registration / Serial:MM561
Aircraft Original Type:Aerfer Sagittario
Aircraft Generic Type:Aerfer Sagittario
Aircraft Version:Aerfer Sagittario II
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:17 July 2012
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:175954
View count: 7
Registration / Serial:MM561
Aircraft Version:Aerfer Sagittario II
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:17 July 2012
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:MM54097
Military Code:RR-67
Aircraft Original Type:North American Texan / Harvard
Aircraft Generic Type:North American T-6/SNJ Texan / Harvard
Aircraft Version:North American T-6G Texan
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:Reparto Volo II Regione Aerea
C/n (msn):Not known
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174981
View count: 9
In full markings of the Reparto Volo della Seconda Regione Aerea (Second Aerial Region Flight Department) at Guidonia and in service there into the 1970s. The RR code stood for the Regione Roma. Restoration to this beautiful state took a full year.
Registration / Serial:MM54097
Aircraft Version:North American T-6G Texan
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):Not known
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM53762
Military Code:AA-48
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker S.11 Instructor
Aircraft Generic Type:Macchi M-416
Aircraft Version:Macchi M-416
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):1059
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174946
View count: 9
In 1950, Macchi procured a construction license for the Fokker S.11. Meant as a basic trainer for the AMI, it was soon surpassed by higher performance aircraft. Most went on to aero clubs, this is the former I-AELY of Aeroclub Firenze. Type written as Ma.416 on the tail.
Registration / Serial:MM53762
Aircraft Version:Macchi M-416
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):1059
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM488
Aircraft Original Type:Campini-Caproni N.1
Aircraft Generic Type:Campini-Caproni N.1
Aircraft Version:Campini-Caproni C.C.2
Operator / Titles:(Italy - Air Force)
C/n (msn):4850
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174939
View count: 53
Fascinating piece of aerospace engineering powered by a motorjet, called thermojet by Campini. A piston engine drives a compressor in a ducted fan-setup (two stages displayed on a stand below the aircraft) and the airflow passes an afterburner, generating extra thrust. Flew as early as 1940 but fell short in performance. Sole surviving complete airframe of two built, the other fuselage is in Milan.
Registration / Serial:MM488
Aircraft Version:Campini-Caproni C.C.2
Operator / Titles:(Italy - Air Force)
C/n (msn):4850
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM6152
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DH.100/113/115 Vampire
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.113 Vampire NF54
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):13094
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174576
View count: 17
Night fighter version with radar nose and a crew of two that served with the Scuola Caccia Ogni Tempo (All-Weather Fighter School) at Amendola. Preserved in Torino since 1972 and taken on by the Museo Storico after the other museum was closed. Built under license by Aer Macchi as referenced on the tail, with additionally 'REV. 27-8-958' below the factory name.
Registration / Serial:MM6152
Aircraft Version:De Havilland DH.113 Vampire NF54
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):13094
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM7210
Military Code:36-12
Aircraft Original Type:Panavia Tornado
Aircraft Generic Type:Panavia Tornado
Aircraft Version:Panavia Tornado F3
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:36 Stormo
C/n (msn):3333AS080
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174573
View count: 13
Former ZE836 of the RAF, leased to Italy as one of 24 Tornado ADV's for ten years from late 1995. Handed over to the AMI at a ceremony in 2004 in order to be preserved here. On display since 2005 with the markings of its former unit.
Registration / Serial:MM7210
Aircraft Version:Panavia Tornado F3
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):3333AS080
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM6714
Military Code:9-51
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S ASA Starfighter
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):783-1014
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174569
View count: 14
Identity could use confirmation. Plate on the back says the construction number is '6741'. This was never allocated but could be a mix-up of the most likely ID, MM6714. In the museum since 2005 and one of seven F-104S' (partly) preserved or stored as '9-51', of which six in Italy.
Registration / Serial:MM6714
Aircraft Version:Lockheed F-104S ASA Starfighter
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):783-1014
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM54485
Other Marks:0
Aircraft Original Type:Aermacchi MB-339
Aircraft Generic Type:Aermacchi MB-339
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-339PAN
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:Frecce Tricolori
C/n (msn):6682
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174568
View count: 12
The latest type to have been built in a special 'PAN' version for the Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale or National Acrobatic Patrol, and one that received a Mid-Life Update too. Preserved here since December 2012.
Registration / Serial:MM54485
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-339PAN
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):6682
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM19792
Military Code:13-1
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Aircraft Version:Canadair F-86E(M) Sabre
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:2 Stormo - 13 Gruppo
C/n (msn):692
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174563
View count: 15
Impressive engine but I wish they had put it somewhere else. This aircraft was built as a CL-13 Sabre Mk.4 and served in the RAF, first as XB904, later as XB915. It was transferred to the USAF in Oct 1956 and redesignated to F-86E(M) before being shipped to Italy under MDAP. Flew coded as displayed with the 2°Stormo, 13°Gruppo Autonomo. The Stormo badge is on the tail.
Registration / Serial:MM19792
Aircraft Version:Canadair F-86E(M) Sabre
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):692
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM55-4868
Serial Painted:54868
Military Code:51-62
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86K Sabre
Licence-built by:Fiat
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:51 Stormo
C/n (msn):221-108
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174192
View count: 16
Fiat license-built 221 F-86K's, the AMI's first all-weather fighter. This is one was delivered to the Armée the l'Air and returned to Italy in January 1962. It served until late 1970, eventually marked as displayed. Was under restoration during 2004-2007.
Registration / Serial:MM55-4868
Serial Painted:54868
Aircraft Version:North American F-86K Sabre
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):221-108
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174149
View count: 16
The G-91T advanced jet trainer was based on the G-91R and gained both length and wingspan on the original. It maintained the single-seater's characteristics and kept an acceptable range. MM6344 actually flew as SA-44 with the Scuola Volo Basico Avanzato Aviogetti at Amendola.
Registration / Serial:MM6344
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91T/1
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):74
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM54389
Military Code:68
Aircraft Original Type:Aermacchi 326
Aircraft Generic Type:Aermacchi MB-326
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-326E
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:Scuola Volo B.I.A. - 61 Stormo
C/n (msn):6502/243
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:174146
View count: 16
Delivered in the mid-1970s and restored in the full outfit with original code of its first job, a basic jet trainer with the Scuola Volo Basico Iniziale Aviogetti at Galatina. Withdrawn from use by June 1994 and taken up by the museum.
Registration / Serial:MM54389
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-326E
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):6502/243
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM51-16746
Military Code:51-29
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:17 July 2012
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Photo ID:173570
View count: 16
Registration / Serial:MM51-16746
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:17 July 2012
Photo by:Fred WillemsenContact
Registration / Serial:MM6959
Military Code:8-66
Aircraft Original Type:Fiat G-91
Aircraft Generic Type:Fiat G-91
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91Y
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:101 Gruppo / 8 Stormo
C/n (msn):2066
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172683
View count: 15
The G.91Y was considerably superior to the earlier versions in almost every aspect. The most noticeable difference are the two J85 engines that replaced the single Bristol Orpheus but there were many more improvements. This one flew for many years with the 101°Gruppo CBR/8°Stormo, of which it displays the symbols on nose and tail respectively.
Registration / Serial:MM6959
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91Y
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2066
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM52848
Military Code:S-1-2
Aircraft Original Type:Stinson 10 Voyager
Aircraft Generic Type:Stinson 10 Voyager (AT-19/L-5/U-19/Sentinel)
Aircraft Version:Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):76-1548
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172572
View count: 17
Former I-AEEU of Aero Club di Siena, ended up dumped at Torino. Was recovered and fully restored to military standard, initially on display with civil registration and since late 2005 as shown.
Registration / Serial:MM52848
Aircraft Version:Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):76-1548
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM54436
Military Code:70-63
Aircraft Original Type:SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
Aircraft Generic Type:SIAI-Marchetti SF-260
Aircraft Version:SIAI-Marchetti SF-260AM
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:70 Stormo
C/n (msn):264.16-19
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172549
View count: 16
Was the sole SF260 of 70°Stormo for some time and made its official last flight there on 19 September 2009 with these extra titles (other side says '1976-2009'). Actually flew at least until late October 2009 and preserved in Vigna di Valle since 2012.
Registration / Serial:MM54436
Aircraft Version:SIAI-Marchetti SF-260AM
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):264.16-19
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM136556
Military Code:41-6
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman 89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:41 Stormo
C/n (msn):465
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172515
View count: 16
The rear fuselage and tail, showing the yellowed 41°Stormo emblem, the code applied (last operational one may have been AS-6) and how the original BuNo was adopted as Matricula Militare. The small tail strut and wheel that would prevent the empannage from hitting the deck for carrier-landing S-2s can also just be seen.
Registration / Serial:MM136556
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):465
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:"MM24327"
Military Code:278-2
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 ZLIII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:278 Squadriglia Aerosiluranti
C/n (msn):Not known
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172514
View count: 17
Close-up of the serial applied to the SM.79 of the museum that was actually the former L-112 of the Lebanese air force, and MM45508 before that. MM24327 was really a Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber of WW2. The model is of one of three SM.79s that gained fame early in 1938 with a Rome-Dakar-Rio de Janeiro flight.
Registration / Serial:"MM24327"
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 ZLIII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):Not known
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM53-6892
Serial Painted:36892
Military Code:36-38
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:156 Gruppo / 36 Stormo
C/n (msn):[ 53-6892 ]
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172484
View count: 19
Considered the best fighter-bomber of its day, the nuclear-capable F-84F was also quite daunting to student pilots: there were no two-seaters. Delivered in 1957 and based later at Gioia del Colle as displayed.
Registration / Serial:MM53-6892
Serial Painted:36892
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 53-6892 ]
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM136556
Military Code:41-6
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman 89 Tracker
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman S-2 Tracker
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:41 Stormo
C/n (msn):465
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:172477
View count: 16
Although somewhat compromising the exhibition of the aircraft, the way this Tracker is parked actually highly resembles how it would be done below deck on an aircraft carrier! The Italian S-2s operated from land though, and this was one of six delivered to the AMI (on behalf of the Marina Militare) at Napoli in 1957.
Registration / Serial:MM136556
Aircraft Version:Grumman S2F-1 Tracker (G-89)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):465
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact