210 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
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: 2
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: 3
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: 3
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 Withdrawn from use by June 1994 and taken up by the museum.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: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: 12
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: 10
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: 12
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: 14
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: 16
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: 14
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: 11
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
Registration / Serial:MM52-7458
Serial Painted:27458
Military Code:3-05
Aircraft Original Type:Republic F-84
Aircraft Generic Type:Republic F-84 Thunderjet/Thunderstreak/Thunderflash
Aircraft Version:Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:18 Gruppo / 3 Stormo
C/n (msn):[ 52-7458 ]
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:172419
View count: 14
Built under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, accepted from factory early 1956 and delivered to the AMI in Spring that year. Preserved since 1972 and eventually restored with original markings of the 3º Stormo Ricognitori.
Registration / Serial:MM52-7458
Serial Painted:27458
Aircraft Version:Republic RF-84F Thunderflash
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 52-7458 ]
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM51-11049
Serial Painted:116746
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
Unit Markings:51 Stormo
C/n (msn):[ 51-11049 ]
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:172171
View count: 15
In full colour scheme of the 'Tigri Bianche' aerobatic team of 51°Stormo. Actually flew with them, but on display now as MM51-16746, which was another 'Tigri Bianche' F-84G that went from Italy to Greece, via the USA. Previously in the museum with its real identity, 111049/51-18.
Registration / Serial:MM51-11049
Serial Painted:116746
Aircraft Version:Republic F-84G Thunderjet
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):[ 51-11049 ]
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:172162
View count: 17
Structure revealed on the left-hand side only. The other side wears the markings of 2°Stormo where this 'Gina' served in the 1970s and '80s.
Registration / Serial:MM6280
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91R/1
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):46
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM100028
Aircraft Original Type:SAI Ambrosini CVV6 Canguro
Aircraft Generic Type:SAI Ambrosini CVV6 Canguro
Aircraft Version:SAI Ambrosini CVV6 Canguro
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2-131
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:172152
View count: 12
Higly modified version for high altitude flights. Second seat removed in favour of provisions to mount a light jet engine on a pylon above the wing. Reached altitudes around 10,000m (33,000ft) as such.
Registration / Serial:MM100028
Aircraft Version:SAI Ambrosini CVV6 Canguro
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2-131
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM53058
Military Code:SG-8
Aircraft Original Type:Aermacchi MB-308
Aircraft Generic Type:Aermacchi MB-308
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-308
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):5878.105
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:172136
View count: 18
After their air force career, many MB-308 continued as aeroclub aircraft. This is the former I-GORI of the Aero Club di Cagliari.
Registration / Serial:MM53058
Aircraft Version:Aermacchi MB-308
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):5878.105
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM53-5594
Serial Painted:35594
Military Code:9-35
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed T-33
Aircraft Version:Lockheed RT-33A
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:609 Squadriglia - 9 Stormo
C/n (msn):580-8933
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:172119
View count: 17
Delivered to the Turkish air force in 1955, then to Italy under MDAP in 1957. In target towing livery with markings as it was retired in 1984 by the 609a Squadriglia Collegamenti, 9° Stormo "Francesco Baracca".
Registration / Serial:MM53-5594
Serial Painted:35594
Aircraft Version:Lockheed RT-33A
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):580-8933
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM53882
Military Code:RS-22
Aircraft Original Type:Fiat G-80
Aircraft Generic Type:Fiat G-80
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-80-3B
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:311 Gruppo RSV - Reparto Sperimente Volo
C/n (msn):2
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:172100
View count: 18
Fiat designed the G.80 for the same role as the T-33, but performance fell short despite good handling in flight. After two prototypes, three preproduction aircraft followed. This is the second one of those, with a forward fuselage part of a G.82, a further development that did not enter production either.
Registration / Serial:MM53882
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-80-3B
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
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:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Photo ID:171995
View count: 16
Ambrosini took its 1939 S.7 racing aircraft as a starting point to develop a small series of experimental airplanes. This started with the implementation of swept wings and tail surface in the early 1950s, followed by fitting a jet engine to the still wooden taildragger airframe. The resulting Sagittario (Archer) was then followed in 1956 by this all-metal Sagittario 2 with tricycle gear. This was the first Italian aircraft to break through Mach 1. On display is the second prototype, a static test frame.
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: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:171984
View count: 13
The Ariete was the follow-up to Aerfer's Sagittario 2 and the final model of a line that started with the 1939 wooden, taildragging S.7 racing aircraft. The main difference with Sagittario 2 was the added secondary engine, with retractable dorsal air intake and tail exhaust. Test flight results in March 1958 were unsatisfactory and construction was abandoned after this second prototype.
Registration / Serial:MM569
Aircraft Version:Aerfer Ariete
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):2
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact
Registration / Serial:MM6250
Other Marks:9
Aircraft Original Type:Fiat G-91
Aircraft Generic Type:Fiat G-91
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91R/1 (PAN)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
Unit Markings:Frecce Tricolori
C/n (msn):16
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:171862
View count: 15
In the PAN version of the G.91, the guns have been replaced by counterweights, and pitch dampers and the smoke system have been added, all especially for use by the 313° Gruppo Addestramento Acrobatico, better known as the "Frecce Tricolori".
Registration / Serial:MM6250
Aircraft Version:Fiat G-91R/1 (PAN)
Operator / Titles:Italy - Air Force
C/n (msn):16
City / Seaplane Base:Vigna di Valle - Seaplane (LIRB) (closed)
Photo Date:25 September 2019
Photo by:Erik SleutelbergContact