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Old 14th February 2010, 15:56
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Airplane factory photograph, what type?

Recently, I was offered this original photo taken in an airplane factory:



What airplane type is visible? (I believe they are Macchis).
Is this photo known?

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Old 14th February 2010, 16:02
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Re: Airplane factory photograph, what type?

Looks a lot like Macchi 205's
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Old 14th February 2010, 20:13
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Re: Airplane factory photograph, what type?

It is a well known image of the C.202 production in Breda factory.

The previous frame appeared on the first edition (page.10) of the Aerei d'Italia monography on the C.202, disappearing from the second edition.

Here it is another from the serie.



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Old 14th February 2010, 20:27
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Re: Airplane factory photograph, what type?

They´re so similar. The visible radiator might be a tubular radiator of a Veltro, but looked from this angle possibly also the chin radiator of a C.202. Looking at the tipped spinner i´d vote for a C.202. The engine bearer is from the later type.
In G.Apostolo´s M.C.202 monography, p.28 there´s a similar concrete buiding located at the Breda factory.

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Old 14th February 2010, 23:59
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Re: Airplane factory photograph, what type?

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They´re so similar. The visible radiator might be a tubular radiator of a Veltro, but looked from this angle possibly also the chin radiator of a C.202. Looking at the tipped spinner i´d vote for a C.202.
It's a C.202...





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