Spitfire V vs C 202 Folgore

Spitfire V vs C 202 Folgore

The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power.

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782003588

Category: History

Page: 80

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The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few weeks the situation for the defenders reached a critical stage; in response, in March 1942 the first Spitfires were delivered to Malta. Throughout the summer C.202s fought over Malta, escorting tiny formations of Cant Z.1007s, SM.79s and Ju 88s. The fighting subsided in August and September, but grew in strength with the arrival of more C.202s. In October the Regia Aeronautica could muster three Gruppi with a total of 74 C.202s. For ten days the Italians pressed a relentless attack before attrition brought the offensive to a halt. Throughout the bombing campaign the British were able to supply Malta with ever increasing numbers of Spitfires.
Categories: History

Spitfire II V vs Bf 109F

Spitfire II V vs Bf 109F

... 2002) Morgan, Eric B. and Edward Shacklady, Spitfire – The History (Key
Publishing, 1993) Murawski, Marek J., Messerschmitt Bf 109FVol 1 (Kagero,
2007) Nijboer, Donald, Osprey Duel 60 – Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore (Osprey,
2014) Price ...

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472821317

Category: History

Page: 80

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With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of North-West Europe. As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on to the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English channel in fighter sweeps, or to escort vulnerable Blenheim bombers – waiting for them was the Bf 109F 'Friedrich'. Yet despite the reversal of offensive and defensive dispositions, and despite the Luftwaffe deploying the bulk of their fighter strength to the Eastern Front in 1941, the Jagdflieger were able to inflict severe losses on their RAF counterparts.
Categories: History

Spitfire

Spitfire

... following Osprey titles: DUE 5, Spitfire vs Bf 109: Battle of Britain by Tony
Holmes; DUE 60, Spitfire V vs C.202 Folgore by Donald Nijboer; ACE 5, Late
Mark Spitfire Aces 1942–45 by Dr Alfred Price; ACE 12, Spitfire Mark I/II Aces
1939–41 by ...

Author: Tony Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472812810

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Spitfire is an icon of World War II, becoming the darling of the British public through defending the skies during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire's combat ability and superb handling meant it was loved by British, Commonwealth and American pilots alike, leading to a level of global public recognition which is unparalleled amongst other aircraft – everyone recognises and connects with the iconic Spitfire. Spitfire is a complete reference guide to the world's most famous fighter aircraft, exploring its history, its strengths and weaknesses and its combat performance, using exciting full colour artwork and detailed illustrations throughout to create a premium, high quality product, combined with an affordable low price point.
Categories: History

Air Combat 1945

Air Combat 1945

The final year of World War II witnessed the decline of the piston-engine fighter and the beginning of the jet age.

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811762427

Category: History

Page: 208

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The final year of World War II witnessed the decline of the piston-engine fighter and the beginning of the jet age. Taking to the skies were tried-and-true fighters, improved versions of old aircraft, and newly developed jets, including prototypes that flew for the first time just before the war ended.
Categories: History

Flak in World War II

Flak in World War II

Historian Donald Nijboer relies on firsthand accounts, newly discovered files, photos, diagrams, and maps to reveal the forgotten contribution of flak in World War II, from doctrine and tactics to combat stories on the ground and in the air ...

Author: Donald Nijboer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811765923

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 470

More than half of the U.S.’s aircraft losses in Europe in World War II were due to German antiaircraft artillery, and many of the American aircraft shot down by Luftwaffe fighters had first been driven out of formation by flak and made easy prey for the fighters. A world away in the Pacific, American flak guns aboard naval ships formed the last line of defense against Japanese kamikazes. Historian Donald Nijboer relies on firsthand accounts, newly discovered files, photos, diagrams, and maps to reveal the forgotten contribution of flak in World War II, from doctrine and tactics to combat stories on the ground and in the air about what it was like to fly into the teeth of antiaircraft fire.
Categories: History

Official Guide to the Smithsonian Third Ed

Official Guide to the Smithsonian  Third Ed

Developments in carrier construction, operations, roles, and missions in the
nuclear age GALLERY 205. World War II Aviation Fighter ... A later version of the
legendary British fighter that helped defeat the Germans in the Battle of Britain
MEsserschmitt Bf 10s ausra v. Principal Luftwaffe fighter and the major opponent
of Spitfires, Mustangs, and U.S. bombers Macchi c.202 Folgore. Most successful
Italian ...

Author: Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215330478

Category: Travel

Page: 232

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Introduces the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex, poviding floor plans for the various branches, information on hours, public transportation, tours, special attractions for children, and highlights from some of its major exhibits.
Categories: Travel

A Museum Guide to Washington D C

A Museum Guide to Washington  D C

Museums, Historic Houses, Art Galleries, Libraries, and Special Places Open to
the Public in the Nation's Capital and ... used by the German Luftwaffe against
Spitfires and American bombers , and a Macchi C . 202 Folgore , an Italian fighter
plane . ... Highlights include the Mercury Freedom 7 and Gemini 7 spacecraft , a
Skylab 4 command module , a Lunar Rover , and a Saturn V rocket booster , as
well ...

Author: Betty Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010978297

Category: Art museums

Page: 243

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Categories: Art museums

The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats

The Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats

Timed to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the Schneider Trophy, this book is a history of over one hundred different aircraft that contested the trophy between 1913 and 1931.

Author: Ralph Pegram

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781551790

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 476

Timed to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of the Schneider Trophy, this book is a history of over one hundred different aircraft that contested the trophy between 1913 and 1931. The book includes amazing drawings and photographs of the aircraft that have never been seen before.
Categories: History

AIRCRAFT OF NASM 1E PB

AIRCRAFT OF NASM 1E PB

Empty , 2 , 357 kg ( 5 , 181 lb . ) ... C . 202 . Outside Italy , however , it failed to
achieve It was not until the opening months of 1940 that as much fame as ... D . B
. 601 Folgore , meaning " lightning , " it was the Regia in - line engine from
Germany and designed a Aeronautica ' s finest ... any of its opponents and
outperform other fighter in the Regia Aeronautica . all but the late - model
Spitfires and Mustangs .

Author: National Air and Space Museum

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: UOM:39015025235394

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 184

Illustrates and describes over ninety aircraft owned and exhibited by the museum
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft

A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft

Macchi C . 202 Folgore Martinsyde F . 4 Buzzard than the rifle - calibre guns of
the British fighters. SA LEFT : The C . 202 was an excellent fighter . Macchi C .
202 Folgore 1 90 - 4 ... 1000 RC 41( licence - built DB - 601A ) inverted V - 12
piston engine Armament : Two 12 . 7mm / 0 . 5in machine ... In fact the Italian
fighter outperformed all comers except the Spitfire and P - 51 Mustang . When
supplies of DB ...

Author: Francis Crosby

Publisher:

ISBN: 0681342560

Category: Fighter planes

Page: 256

View: 308

A Handbook of Fighter Aircraft An illustrated A-Z catalog of over 170 aircraft, including early planes used in World War I, fighters from the inter-war years and World War II, and the highly powerful supersonic jet aircraft of today A guide to the different type of weapons used in air combat: machine-guns, cannons, rockets, and missiles Specification boxes for each aircraft provide at-a-glance information about the planes' country of origin, first flight, power, armament, size, weights, and performance Features color and black and white photographs from the Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive, many never previously published Includes facts and anecdotes about battles and fighter aces, and a glossary explaining aviation terms and abbreviations.
Categories: Fighter planes

Frog Model Aircraft 1932 1976

Frog Model Aircraft  1932 1976

II F222F Dewoitine D.520 F223F Fokker D.XXI F224F Morane Saulnier M.S.406
F225F Macchi C.202 Folgore F226F D.H.88 Comet Racer F227F D.H.60G ...
Imports were restricted and getting a licence for non - essentials like kits was very
difficult . ... 70000 JS - 049 Supermarine Spitfire F.XIV & V - 1 X 85000 JS - 050
Bristol Blenheim I X 40000 JS - 059 Gloster Meteor F.4 X ? JS - 067 Westland
Wyvern ...

Author: Richard Lines

Publisher: P E I International

ISBN: IND:30000043432495

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 271

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Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

World War II

World War II

... V . J Day . The Navy took title to sev was still not a total success . The C . 202
entered eral Model 49s in 1945 ; they were given the desig . squadron service in
1941 and saw service throughnation R70 and were initially flown by ... Two small
BOMBS could be carried under the sign ( as did the RAF SPITFIRE ) . ... in the
development of the C . 200 models having their wings strengthened to carry
SAETTA and C . 202 FOLGORE fighter designs , the two small ( 352 - pound )
BOMBS .

Author: Norman Polmar

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118472971

Category: History

Page: 940

View: 929

Encyclopedic entries on the people, places, weapons, and battles of World War II are accompanied by a day-by-day chronology of the events of the war
Categories: History

Fighters and Bombers of World War II 1939 45

Fighters and Bombers of World War II  1939 45

Polikarpov Potez PZL Reggiane Republic Saab Siebel Supermarine Tachikawa
Vultee Book II BOMBERS Patrol and Transport Aircraft 1939-45 Introduction to ...
45 61 La - 5 and La - 7 27 43 P - 38 Lightning 75 91 C.200 Saetta 18 34 C.202
Folgore 64 72 88 Me 163 Komet 80 Me ... J 21A 76 92 73 89 Spitfire and Seafire
56 & 57 72 & 73 Ki - 54 65 81 BT - 13 and BT - 15 Valiant 14 30 Whirlwind 85 Yak
 ...

Author: Kenneth Munson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0671060104

Category: Bombers

Page: 323

View: 988

Categories: Bombers

Flypast

Flypast

00 1000 CIVIL AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR by Gerry Manning A wide variety of civil
airliner and cargo planes from all over the ... of unusual aircraft including the
Dornier Do - 24 flying boat plus eight Spitfires and two Hurricanes in a massed
scramble . ... by Gp Capt R Haine Covers extraordinary variety of aircraft , starting
with small biplanes to Britain ' s V Bomber force . ... BENE WIB Macchi C . 202
FOLGORE LS Mushroom 8102 MACCHI C . 202 FOLGORE by P Skulski Virtually
unknown ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000100378417

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 735

Categories: Aeronautics

Aircraft in Profile

Aircraft in Profile

The Macchi C . 202 by Gianni Cattaneo Macchi C . 202 Folgore of 1° Stormo , 6°
Gruppo , 79° Squadriglia , Libya ... In England Mitchell refined the design theme
initiated with the Supermarine Schneider Trophy machines , and perfected it until
it culminated with the superlative Spitfire . ... 5 - in . ) calibre machine guns
located in the engine cowling and synchronised to fire through the Top : Macchi
C . 202 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004523901

Category: Airplanes

Page:

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Categories: Airplanes

Military History

Military History

Above : Italian Macchi C202 Folgore fighter . Like many people ... Thus , the
World War II gallery features a P51D Mustang , Spitfire Mark VII , A6M5 Zero
Model 52 , Messerschmitt Bf109 , and ( what a delight ! ) probably the only
remaining Macchi C202 Folgore ( see pictures ) . ... 30 pm , at other times — 10
am to 5 . 30 pm .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033284673

Category: Military history

Page:

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Categories: Military history

The Encyclopedia of Air Warfare

The Encyclopedia of Air Warfare

5 - inch Top right , Kittyhawks , Western Desert . had been a top contender but ,
unlike the machine gun fire thrown out by the B - 17 Over 3 , 000 served
Commonwealth squadBritish designer of the Spitfire , R . J . formations were
justly dreaded . ... Side by side with hitting - P - 51B ( furthest away ) and three P -
51Ds . best Italian fighter at the outbreak of war power ... the war bomber enjoyed
a chequered history in had to carry on the fighter war in Northwas the Macchi C .
202 Folgore ...

Author: Christopher Chant

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell

ISBN: UOM:49015002637214

Category: Air warfare

Page: 256

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Categories: Air warfare

The Blandford Book of Warplanes

The Blandford Book of Warplanes

Vi Preface and Acknowlegements 1 Fokker E . III 2 Airco DH2 3 Nieuport 17 4
Sopwith Pup 5 Spad VII 6 Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 7 ... Curtiss P - 36 / Hawk 75
46 Nakajima B5N ( Kate ) 47 Short Sunderland 48 Vickers - Supermarine Spitfire
49 Potez 63 50 Mitsubishi ... 68 Mitsubishi Ki - 46 ( Dinah ) 69 Macchi C202
Folgore 70 Hawker Typhoon 71 De Havilland Mosquito 72 Nakajima Ki - 43
Hayabusa ...

Author: Kenneth Munson

Publisher: Blandford

ISBN: 071371106X

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

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This technical reference to more than 120 past and present military aircraft includes artwork which illustrates side and split-plan views of the camouflage and markings of each model
Categories: Political Science

Italian Aircraft of World War II

Italian Aircraft of World War II

From the engineering and performance points of view , the Folgore was
undoubtedly the best of them all , and possibly the best Italian fighter ever built .
The C . 202 was for the Italians something like the ' Mustang ' or the ' Corsair ' for
the USA , or the ' Spitfire ' for the RAF . ... The situation improved considerably
with the so - called Serie 5 fighters powered by German Daimler DB - 605
engines , but these ...

Author: Nico Sgarlato

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89017309063

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page: 79

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Categories: Aeronautics, Military