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    World War 2 Italian Military Aircraft (1939-1945)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/2/2016

    Not quite on par with her contemporaries of World War 2, Italy nonetheless fielded a variety of useful aircraft in the conflict.





    There are a total of (52) World War 2 Italian Military Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [Read More]
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    1937
    Breda Ba.64
    The Breda Ba.64 was a short-lived ground attack platform fielded primarily by the Regia Aeronautica ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Breda Ba.65
    The Breda Ba.65 was a ground attack aircraft serving primarily with the Italian Air Force (Regia Aer... [Read More]
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    1938
    Breda Ba.88 (Lince)
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    1939
    Breguet Br.690 (Series)
    The multi-crew, twin-engined heavy fighter / ground attack aircraft truly came into its own during t... [Read More]
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    1938
    CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
    The Italian Air Force ("Regia Aeronautica") was one of the few air national powers of World War 2 (1... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
    The CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (meaning "Gull") was a flying boat aircraft developed in Italy and shared a ... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design... [Read More]
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    1936
    Caproni AP.1
    A pair of Ca.301 prototypes served as the basis for a new Italian attack aircraft. The original desi... [Read More]
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    1938
    Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
    The Caproni concern of Italy was founded in 1908 and delivered several notable designs to the Italia... [Read More]
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    1940
    Caproni-Campini N1 (CC.2)
    With the introduction of the N1 (may also be known as the CC.2), Italy became only the second nation... [Read More]
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    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1939
    Dewoitine D.520
    The Dewoitine D.520 was a single seat piston-engine fighter designed and built for the French Air Fo... [Read More]
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    1941
    Dornier Do 217
    The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Stork)
    The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (translated to "Stork") was a medium bomber in service with the Italian Air F... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fiat CR.32
    Arguably the best biplane fighter of Italian design before the start of the Second World War. The pl... [Read More]
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    1939
    Fiat CR.42 Falco (Falcon)
    Despite its by-gone era appearance, the Fiat CR.42 Falco (meaning "Falcon") played a crucial role in... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow)
    The Fiat G.50 Freccia (meaning "Arrow") series provided the Italian Air Force with a then-modern mon... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur)
    Undoubtedly, the Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur) served as Italy's best fighter design of World War 2. ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]
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    1937
    Hawker Hurricane
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Before the Allies would gain air superiority over the skies of France and Germany, the Junkers Ju 87... [Read More]
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    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
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    1938
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    The French Air Force fielded a variety of capable aircraft prior to World War 2 and its ability to d... [Read More]
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    1939
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1939
    Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning)
    The Macchi C.200 Saetta ("Lightning" or "Arrow") became a hugely important contributor for the natio... [Read More]
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    1941
    Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)
    The Macchi C.202 Folgore ("Thunderbolt") served as one of the top Italian-designed fighters during t... [Read More]
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    1943
    Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound)
    The Macchi C.205 "Veltro" ("Greyhound") - also known as "MC.205" - was a further evolution of the Ma... [Read More]
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    1941
    Martin Baltimore
    The Martin Baltimore (Model 187) was a light-/medium-class bomber whose design developed from the Ma... [Read More]
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    1934
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    The high performance, record-setting Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun" ("Typhoon") was born as a racing ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 109
    In the years leading up to and during World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the principle fighte... [Read More]
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    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    The Messerschmitt name was tied to many aircraft products during World War 2 (1939-1945) - the class... [Read More]
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    1938
    Morane-Saulnier MS 405 / 406
    The Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 was a single engine, piston-powered, single-seat fighter appearing just ... [Read More]
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    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
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    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
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    1942
    Piaggio P.108
    The Piaggio P.108 was a multi-faceted airframe developed to fulfill a variety of roles for the Itali... [Read More]
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    1943
    Piaggio P.119
    There were several aircraft of the World War 2 period (1939-1945) that attempted the concept of moun... [Read More]
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    1940
    Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I (Falcon I)
    The Reggiane 2000 series of aircraft was very reminiscent of American interwar designs appearing bet... [Read More]
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    1941
    Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
    While the other major global participant of World War 2 found tremendous successes with their variou... [Read More]
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    1942
    Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete (Ram)
    The original Reggiane Re.2000 "Falco" was rejected by the Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) in f... [Read More]
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    1943
    Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer)
    The culmination of the Reggiane Re.2000 series of Italian-originated fighter aircraft of World War 2... [Read More]
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    1942
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    While much of the romance of World War 2 dogfighting often heads in the direction of the United Stat... [Read More]
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    1939
    SAI-Ambrosini SS.4
    Even before the American Curtiss XP-55 "Ascender" and the Japanese Kyushu J7W "Shinden" came into be... [Read More]
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    1936
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero series of tri-engined bombers was the best bomber for the Itali... [Read More]
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    1935
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello ("Bat") served primarily with the Regia Aeronautica throughou... [Read More]
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    1941
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.84
    With the arrival of World War 2 in September 1939, many existing aircraft of all types were pressed ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.92
    The conjoining of two airframes to produce an all-new design was a somewhat common occurrence throug... [Read More]
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    1942
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
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    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
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