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Old 20-03-19, 06:59 PM
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Default An Italian plane on a Suffolk beach 1940

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The picture says it's a crashed Italian plane at Orford Ness in 1940

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Old 20-03-19, 07:13 PM
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Yup. It's not widely known, but Italy did contribute to the Battle of Britain, sending almost 200 aircraft! Nice photo
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Old 20-03-19, 08:05 PM
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Yeah I never heard that before

It says it came from Belgium

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Old 20-03-19, 08:17 PM
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Old 20-03-19, 08:33 PM
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A FIAT CR-42 Falco (Falcon)
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Old 20-03-19, 08:40 PM
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Another great image from 1940- men of XX The Lancashire Fusiliers tucking in to the crew's inflight picnic. I doubt if the bottle of vino was handed in to the authorities!
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Old 21-03-19, 06:52 PM
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Hello.

This Plane is an Italian FIAT CR42 "Falco"....
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Old 22-03-19, 07:23 AM
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Tarabelle and Mike, great images thank you for sharing with the forum...

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Old 28-03-19, 01:46 PM
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The Fiat is now with the RAF Museum, it took a bullet in a fuel line and force landed. Somehow it survived the war and was until recently on display at Hendon, not sure where it is now
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