Italeri - 1447 - FIAT BR.20 Cicogna - 1:72
- DESCRIPTION: FIAT BR.20 Cicogna
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The BR 20 "Cicogna" medium low-wing bomber was developed by the Italian company Fiat during the 1930s. It entered service in 1936 and was characterized by the metal structure and the retractable landing gear. Modern and fast for the time, it was employed by the Legionary Aviation and had its baptism of fire in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War it equipped several bombing departments of the Regia Aeronautica. In September 1940, the Italian Air Corps was formed, consisting of the 13th and 43rd Bombardment Wing equipped with the twin-engine Fiat. The flight departments were deployed to Belgium and took part, supporting the German Luftwaffe, in the Battle of Britain. Operational use and comparison with modern R.A.F. he quickly pointed out its limits. However, it was used by the Regia Aeronautica, on various fronts, for the duration of the war.
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