2° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 150a Squadriglia emblem

2° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 150a Squadriglia

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-10 abandoned Libya 1941 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-11 MM6393 Tullio De Prato Derna Libya 1940 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-11 MM6393 Tullio De Prato Derna Libya Mar 1941 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-11 MM6393 Tullio De Prato Derna Libya Mar 1941 0A

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-11 MM6393 Tullio De Prato Derna Libya Mar 1941 0B

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo 51 Stormo 150 Squadriglia 150-7 Grottaglie Oct 1940 0A

Fiat G.50 of 150a Squadriglia, 2° Gruppo Autonomo C.T., Grottaglie, October 1940. Three-tone scheme of Green and Brown blotches on Sand background, with Light Grey lower surfaces. National insignia on white background under the wings and lacking above. Second Gruppo was originally depending by 6° Stormo, based in Ravenna and characterised by a Red Devil badge. Early in June, soon after Italy entered war, this Gruppo was moved to Bari and Grottaglie airfields to operate air patrol missions over the Otranto Channel and the Apulian coast. In October the Gruppo gradually left its old CR.32s for the new Fiat monoplane. In spite of the group autonomous status, the spirit of the Devil continued to be felt by many pilots, continuing to paint the famous Stormo badge on their new mounts’ fuselages. This unit operated in the early stages of the Greek campaign, being later posted to North African at the end of the year.

Image Source and description from Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino No 3 Page 13 Reference Book - Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 2 Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 358 Squadriglia 358-10 North Africa 1941 01

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
 

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This webpage was updated 3rd February 2017