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Old 20th March 2010, 03:15
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Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History

hi, all, I found this book at amazon some times ago, and since the book title is "Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History", from the title I assume this book is about the combat history of the Italian airforce in the WWII, but the book description at amazon really surprise me:
This large format book portrays the aircraft and camouflage and markings of the various aviation arms of the Italian Regia Aeronautica. The Regia Aeronautica flew a wide range of aircraft and its machines were invariably colourfully camouflaged for tropical and over-water use and richly emblazoned with individual, tactical and unit markings, making for popular modelling subjects. The Regia Aeronautica flew in several theatres between 1940 and 1943 including France, Belgium, Yugolsavia, Russia, Greece, North Africa, and in British and Italian Somaliland and Ethiopia, and produced a number of 'aces' such as Teresio Martinoli, Franco Lucchini, Leonardo Ferrulli and Franco Bordoni-Bisleri (all of whom scored 19 kills or over). All aircraft are covered: day fighters, bombers, dive-bombers and ground-attack units and aircraft and maritime and transport aircraft. Aircraft featured will include the following: Fiat CR 32 / CR 42 biplane fighters / Fiat G.50, G.55 / the Maachi C.200, C.202 / Reggiane Re.2000, Re.2001, 2002, 2005 / Messerschmitt Bf 109, Bf 110 / Dornier 217 fighters / Ju 87 / Fiat BR.20M / Cant Z.1007 / Caproni Ca.310, 311, 314 / Savoia-Marchetti S.79, SM.81, SM.82, SIAI S.8 4 bombers / FIAT RS.14 seaplanes. Packed with photographs and aircraft close-ups and detail, this is an ideal volume for aviation modellers, particularly all those with a specific interest in Italian aviation.

Does that mean this is actually a book of aviation model?
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Old 20th March 2010, 18:15
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Re: Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History

Hello,

I agree with you that the description on this book is strange and I pre-booked it a couple of months ago with great curiosity.
Unfortunately the publishers' (Ian Allan/Classic Publications) site doesn't add any info.

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Re: Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History

according to the publisher (who says the book has not yet been published, and its title may change !), the book will be an aid to modelers http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/pr...3&cat=0&page=1
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Old 23rd March 2010, 00:31
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Re: Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History

So not a combat history? What a shame, the story of the Regia Aeronautica operations really does need it.

Mind you, Hakan's "Desert Prelude" is a great start!
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Old 23rd March 2010, 01:45
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Re: Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 - A Combat History

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So not a combat history? What a shame, the story of the Regia Aeronautica operations really does need it.

Mind you, Hakan's "Desert Prelude" is a great start!
This I already bought
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