Aircraft Photo of I-BAWA / MM218 | Breda Ba.27M | Italy - Air Force | #358413
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Airport Codes:ICAO: ENKJ   IATA: -   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:16 September 1934 to 31 October 1934
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Photo ID: 358413
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Italian P-26 Peashooter lookalike! The original Ba.27 was actually inspired by a Travel Air Model R racing aircraft purchased by Italy. This is the second Ba 27 prototype, completely redesigned and of metal construction. The Italian air force showed little interest and test pilot Ambrogio Colombo took the monoplane fighter to Norway for demonstrations in September 1934 (not in 1939 as indicated by the Norwegian national library). Military roundels and serial MM218 worn as well as civilian registration. Eventually eleven Ba.27Ms were delivered to China. Photo from: Nasjonalbiblioteket (Norway)

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