240 results found
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:190879
View count: 3
For its F-84s and F-86s, the AMI simply adopted USAF 1950s-style serials, both on record and on the aircraft. Examples here are the Fiat-built F-86 and F-84F MM53-6892 behind it. The black cat with green mice logo of 51° Stormo originates from a 1939 rivalry between bomber and fighter pilots based at Roma-Ciampino.
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
Registration / Serial:Not known
Military Code:1
Aircraft Original Type:Ansaldo SVA5
Aircraft Generic Type:Ansaldo SVA5
Aircraft Version:Ansaldo SVA5
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
Unit Markings:87a Squadriglia
C/n (msn):11721
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:190462
View count: 7
Savoia, Verduzio (designers) and Ansaldo (company) set out to build a fighter but the resulting SVA was deemed unsuitable for that role. It could however fly very far, high and fast and so became an excellent reconnaissance plane. This is one of the aircraft of the propaganda Flight over Vienna in 1918. The Lion of St. Mark was the insigna of the 87a squadriglia 'Serenissima' and the painting depicts general Gabriele d'Annunzio, the organiser of the famous flight.
Registration / Serial:Not known
Aircraft Version:Ansaldo SVA5
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):11721
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:L127
Aircraft Original Type:Lohner L-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Lohner L-1
Aircraft Version:Lohner L-1
Operator / Titles:Austria-Hungary - Navy
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:190460
View count: 5
License-built by the Ungarische Flugzeugwerke in Budapest and delivered to the Austro-Hungarian navy. Flown across the Adriatic Sea in 1918 by two defecting servicemen and, after long storage and restoration, arrived here in 1988 to be displayed.
Registration / Serial:L127
Aircraft Version:Lohner L-1
Operator / Titles:Austria-Hungary - Navy
C/n (msn):Not known
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:190458
View count: 4
The oldest existing Spad in the world faces a younger example in Hangar Troster. This one was Fulco Ruffo di Calabria's aircraft, who scored 20 victories in WW1. There is an imprint on the airframe showing it was manufactured in September 1916.
Registration / Serial:S153
Aircraft Version:SPAD S-VII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):153
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:S1420
Aircraft Original Type:SPAD S-VII
Aircraft Generic Type:SPAD S-VII
Aircraft Version:SPAD S-VII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:77a Squadriglia
C/n (msn):1420
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:190457
View count: 6
One of two Spad VIIs in Hangar Troster, this plane was flown by ace Ernesto Cabruna and wears visible patches that cover bullet holes from combat. It was recovered in a delapidated state and beautifully restored, showing the markings of the 77a Squadriglia. The serial is not visibly worn.
Registration / Serial:S1420
Aircraft Version:SPAD S-VII
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):1420
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:190416
View count: 4
The Hanriot-Dupont 1 was much hailed for its speed and agility. This is one of more than 800 built under license by Nieuport-Macchi at Varese and was flown by the ace Flavio Baracchini. The municipality of Florence donated the aircraft to the AMI. Serial not seen on the outside.
Registration / Serial:19309
Aircraft Version:Hanriot HD-1
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):515
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:"BL-246"
Aircraft Original Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Generic Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Version:Blériot XI-2
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
Unit Markings:XIII Squadriglia
C/n (msn):
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:190414
View count: 5
Wearing the markings of the XIII Squadriglia of the Corpo Aeronautico Militare. Real identity is believed to be BL160 and as such fought in the Italo-Turkey war in 1912.
Registration / Serial:"BL-246"
Aircraft Version:Blériot XI-2
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:"BL-246"
Aircraft Original Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Generic Type:Blériot XI
Aircraft Version:Blériot XI-2
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
Unit Markings:XIII Squadriglia
C/n (msn):
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:190412
View count: 5
Rare authentic two-seater Blériot XI, derived from the 1909 prototype and built by the S.I.T. company of Turin.
Registration / Serial:"BL-246"
Aircraft Version:Blériot XI-2
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):
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:190403
View count: 11
With nearly 23 m (75 ft) wing span and 450 hp from three engines, the Ca.3 was a huge heavy bomber of WW1 and the years thereafter. Of the main wartime version, 270 had been delivered by 1917.
Registration / Serial:Not known
Aircraft Version:Caproni Ca3
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):23174
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:190400
View count: 10
After it had been withdrawn from use, Lt. Casimiro Buttini purchased this aircraft in which he earned a Gold Medal of Valor. It was stored in a barn until the Italian air force bought it back in 1959 and has been completely overhauled and rebuilt since.
Registration / Serial:Not known
Aircraft Version:Caproni Ca3
Operator / Titles:Italy - Army
C/n (msn):23174
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:190386
View count: 8
Well over a hundred AC.2 (Ansaldo-Caccia 2) were constructed in Italy, being the license-built version of the Dewoitine D.1ter. In 1925, its all-metal structure was quite revolutionary. The serial was not visible on the museum's example.
Registration / Serial:MM1208
Aircraft Version:Ansaldo AC2
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:I-AEDA
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.56
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.56
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.56
C/n (msn):5611
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:190300
View count: 6
Training, tourist and observation aircraft seating a pilot and copilot plus one passenger behind them. Exhibited here as the optional amphibian version. Only two remain in the world, license-built NC349N now in the Cradle of Aviation Museum at Long Island (NY) and this one.
Registration / Serial:I-AEDA
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.56
C/n (msn):5611
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:190261
View count: 15
Macchi's first attempt to design from scratch a seaplane that would win Italy the Schneider Trophy was a huge success. Two trainers, three racers and a static airframe were developed, built and flown well within a year. One of the 600 hp trainer versions crashed with fatal results, but this 800 hp race version won the 1926 Trophy in the USA at an average speed of nearly 400 km/h (250 mph).
Registration / Serial:MM76
Aircraft Version:Macchi M.39
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):5
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:190254
View count: 18
Fiat's try at the 1929 Schneider Trophy proved too ambitious, as its attempted 1:1 power to weight ratio racer turned out unstable and both prototypes crashed. In order to still take part in the race, this copy of the second proto (MM130) was built, using parts of a static airframe. It was sent to the competition but eventually did not participate in the race.
Registration / Serial:MM130BIS
Aircraft Version:Fiat C-29
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
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:190229
View count: 9
The M.C.72 represents the culmination of high speed floatplane development in Italy. Its Fiat AS.6 engine consists of two coupled V12 blocks that delivered a maximum of 3100 hp to two contra-rotating propellers. After serious initial problems, this plane became the world speed record holder for five years. In 1934, it reached 709 km/h (441 mph) averaged over three passes, a record for prop-driven seaplanes that still stands in 2019. All the gold-coloured surfaces are water and oil radiators.
Registration / Serial:MM181
Aircraft Version:Macchi MC.72
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):5
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:190217
View count: 11
This was the third of four racing seaplane types built by Macchi, with the intent of repeating Italy's Schneider Trophy victories, last in 1926. In 1929 however, the M.67 suffered many severe problems with grave results for its pilots. Initially recoved as a fuselage only, the one on display is still a fascinating power machine with its surface radiators and science fiction-like engine cowling.
Registration / Serial:MM105
Aircraft Version:Macchi M.67
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):3
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:Not known
Military Code:199-
Aircraft Original Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.55
Aircraft Generic Type:Savoia-Marchetti S.55
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.55X
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:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:190201
View count: 9
These are the only genuine S.55 parts remaining in Italy of some 240 of these impressive double hull flying boats. A formation of 24 S.55X completed an 18600 km Atlantic round-trip to the USA in 1933, after 14 S.55TA flew to Brazil in 1930-1931. On display are the central part of the left hull, a tail rudder and an engine. The hull still shows partial markings of the 199a Squadriglia, 94° Gruppo, based at Orbetello.
Registration / Serial:Not known
Aircraft Version:Savoia-Marchetti S.55X
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
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:190171
View count: 12
The Ro.43 maritime reconnaisance plane, ship-launched from a catapult, had great range and ample speed but lacked strength and stability at sea. The sole remaining example was discovered as a wreck in 1972. It has been completely restored and now shines in the colours of the 'Scuola Idroricognizione' at Orbetello, where it was retired in December 1950.
Registration / Serial:MM27050
Aircraft Version:IMAM Ro-43
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
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:190045
View count: 14
Nicknamed the 'Caproncino', the Ca.100 was a derivative of the D.H. 60 Cirrus Moth. Caproni and four other factories delivered 675 production aircraft as trainers to the Regia Aeronautica. The museum acquired this one in 2007 and displays it in the mid-1930s colours of the basic flying school in Florence.
Registration / Serial:I-GTAB
Aircraft Version:Caproni Ca-100
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:C.1-328
Military Code:3-6/24
Aircraft Original Type:Hispano HA-132 Chirri
Aircraft Generic Type:Hispano HA-132 Chirri
Aircraft Version:Hispano HA-132-L Chirri
Operator / Titles:Spain - Air Force
C/n (msn):328
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:190028
View count: 9
The Fiat C.R.32 was an outstanding fighter plane design by engineer Celestino Rosatelli and first flew in 1933. Apart from Italian service, it saw world-wide export and at least 100 were license-built in Spain by Hispano Aviación, designated HA-132 'Chirri' (cricket). Being one of those, C.1-328 was donated by Spain in 1955 and initially put on display here as 'MM4666' but restored later to a Spanish civil war livery.
Registration / Serial:C.1-328
Aircraft Version:Hispano HA-132-L Chirri
Operator / Titles:Spain - Air Force
C/n (msn):328
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact