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Thread: TFC Fiat CR.42 Updates

  1. #91
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    Now you are talking. Its such an iconic Italian fighter. Have spoken with a number of Oz veterans in the past who encountered these machines and were VERY impressed with their maneuverability.

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    My uncle who was a Wop/Ag on Blenheim's didn't like them much. Lost a few of his mates to them in the Western desert.

    Dave

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    Any further updates on this restoration? Where is it being undertaken?

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    A taste of things to come!
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    That, is looking very smart...

    How recent is the photograph? that has come along way since I last saw it.
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    That's looking fantastic! Quick repaint of the Gladiator into a desert scheme while you're at it?!
    Armchair enthusiast, but also a fan of sofas and recliners.

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    Photos taken yesterday.
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    Put simply, wow!! She will be an amazing achievement when she flies, hard to believe she started out as a wreck on a Swedish mountain.
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    Why can't I see the shots? I have a PDF reader
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    I may be wrong but it looks like its in the colors of a Corpo Aereo Italiano CR42 that flew in the battle of Britain. Cant wait to see against a Hurricane MK1.

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    It's not in any colours on my screen: showing only monotone?

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    shouldnt that be panatone what with it being Italian>?
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    Colour shots not being shown yet, keep you guessing.
    Markings are of aircraft brought down on the same day as the aircraft in the RAF Museum.
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    Do u have all the parts to finish her?
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    Hi All,
    Looks like another fabulous restoration from the TFC crowd is nearing completion just a lovely job all around well done all the team....

    Geoff.

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    Beaufighter VI. Thank you VERY much. She looks beautiful. Cannot wait to see her in the flesh with some 'companions'.

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    What a sight that would be with a Gladiator, Hurricane, Spitfire 1a, Emil, P36 and Blenheim!
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    Quote "Markings are of aircraft brought down on the same day as the aircraft in the RAF Museum."

    Ah! So technically a Battle of Britain scheme then. Beautiful work. Can't wait to see this one in her element.

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    Where is this restoration be carried out and any ideas of completion dates

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    Restoration is at Duxford.

    Completion date is a Thursday.

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    Congratulations Peter she looks absolutely stunning.

    Have you found all the missing bits yet?

    Jason

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    In response to your question Jason, still looking for bits, unlike P-51's hard to find.

    Markings are of this aircraft, taken in Belgium probably just before it's last sortie to England.
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    So representing the one that landed virtually complete in a certain field, in a certain east of England county flown by a certain Italian pilot who was captured, that is very cool as I have original glass plate negatives taken at the time of that aircraft in the field with guards on duty around it.

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    "At 1345 hours on November 11, 1940 two formations of Italian bombers escorted by fighters were intercepted by the RAF off the Suffolk coast. Approximately eight German and seven Italian aircraft were brought down in the sea, and three aircraft made forced landings in Suffolk, including a Fiat CR.42 biplane - the pilot was arrested and taken to force headquarters at Ipswich.

    Sergente Antonio Lazzari of the 85a Squadriglia crashed with MM6976 (‘16’) near Corton Railway Station and was taken prisoner.
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