This detailed monograph covers the design and development of the Macchi C.205 Veltro (Italian for Greyhound), the main WWII production variant of this classic Italian fighter aircraft built by the Aeronautica Macchi. While the C.205 was able to match the best Allied opponents in speed and manoeuvrability, it was introduced late in the conflict. Owing to the limitations of the Italian war economy, only a small production run was delivered before the end of the war.
Features of the book include comprehensive technical details, production and service photographs, scale plans, illustrations from official manuals, a wide range of colour profiles and rare colour photographs from WWII.
160 Seiten, 29 x 19 x 0.8 cm, Softcover
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The extensive story of the Macchi MC205, the WWII Italian aircraft and successor of the MC202. Rich with technical details and colour photographs, both contemporary and modern, including cockpit views and the distinctive green/sand "ring" camouflage of the Veltro. A chapter is dedicated to MC 205 pilots' uniforms, described in great detail, plus an extensive appendix containing the story of Luigi Gorrini, the pilot who flew the most missions in the MC205 and a detailed description of two model kits: Hasegawa and Supermodel.