20° Gruppo C.T. 352a Squadriglia

20° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 56 Stormo

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G352SA 352-3 Magg. Mario Bonzano MM5372 Ursel Belgium 1940 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G352SA 352-3 Magg. Mario Bonzano MM5372 Ursel Belgium 1940 02

Fiat G50 Freccia RA-20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano Maldegem Belgium Nov 1940 0A

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano prior to moving to Belgium Nov 1940 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano Ursel 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano Ursel 0A

Source and description Militaria XX NS 38 Page 73

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano Ursel 0B

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20 Gruppo 56 Stormo CT MM5372 Mario Bonzano Ursel 0C

Fiat G.50. MM.5372, flown by Maggiore Mario Bonzano, Commanding Officer of 20° Gruppo (56° Stormo C.T.), Maldegem (Belgium), November 1940. Three-tone scheme of Green and Brown blotches on Sand background. Light Grey lower surfaces. Black national insignia on white roundels under the wings, and lacking above. The aircraft of the Group Leader could be detected by an ordinal black Gruppo’s number, and by an appropriate red-blue command pennant displayed on fuselage. The spinner and a cowling band were painted yellow, as a further tactical theatre marking, soon after our pilots reached Maldegem nearly one month after departure, due to bad weather conditions. In spite of the fact that 20° Gruppo was no longer dependant by 51° Stormo, it should be noted that all aircraft retained the cat and (grey) mice badge during operations, where no G.50 ever had the occasion to meet a single enemy plane. The group returned back home at Ciampino on 17 April 1941.

Image Source and description from Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino No 3 Page 14 Reference Book - Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G151SA Mario Bonzano Belgium 1940
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G151SA Mario Bonzano Belgium 1940 V0A
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G Belgium 1940
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G Belgium 1940 NM
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G Belgium late 1940
  COD game skin by SO Fiat G50 Freccia RA 20G variants Belgium 1940 V0A

  AS CLOD game skin by asisbiz

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This webpage was updated 3rd February 2017