Aircraft Photo of MM5643 | Fiat CR-42 Falco | Italy - Air Force | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:"MM5643"
Military Code:162-6
Aircraft Original Type:Fiat CR-42 Falco
Aircraft Generic Type:Fiat CR-42 Falco
Aircraft Version:Fiat CR-42 Falco
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:162 Squadriglia
C/n (msn):
Location
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (closed)Map
Country:Italy
Airport Codes:ICAO: LIRB   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Collection:Museo Storico dell'Aeronautica Militare
 
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID: 189633
Photo Comment

One of the very best biplane (actually sesquiplane) fighters ever, the C.R.42 had to compete in the new monoplane era of WW2. The museum's example is a composite airframe and partly a replica, built using 60% original parts from at least four Swedish aircraft and some other sources. Painted as 'MM5643' it represents a Rhodes-based Falco of the 162a Squadriglia.

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