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551437 1/72 Fiat CR.42 "Falco" - Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary

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Retail Price: $26.99
Scale: 1/72

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Product Code: 551437

1437 - Scale 1: 72

FIAT CR.42 Falco


Starting with the C.R. 32 "Freccia" aircraft, its success was proven by a great reliability and operational efficiency during the Spanish Civil War. The Italian manufacturer Fiat developed, in the late ‘30s, the new C.R. 42 "Falco" (Falcon). The new biplane single-seat fighter had - as its predecessor did - fixed landing gear and an open cabin but was equipped with important innovations such as an alloy and steel frame covered by canvass and metal paneling. Thanks to Its supercharged air-cooled Fiat A.74 radial engine the Fiat C.R. 42 was able to reach 400 Km / h. It had an extraordinary maneuverability, much appreciated by the Italian pilots, but suffered "biplane" configuration limitations. It was able to successfully engage the Gloster Gladiators, but it was soon outclassed by faster and heavily armed monoplanes such as the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire. Several Fiat C.R. 42, together with G.50 fighters and BR.20, CANT Z 1007 bombers were used by the Italian Regia Aeronautica during the Battle of Britain within the “Corpo Aereo Italiano”.
Type: Fighter aircraft
Period: Second World War
Skill: 3
Model Dim.: 11.5 cm
Box Dim.: 290 x 190 x 45 mm

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