20° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 353a Squadriglia emblem

20° Gruppo Autonomo C.T. 353a Squadriglia

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354-12 Italy 1940 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354-12 Italy 1940 02

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354-12 Italy 1940 0A

Image Source and description from Historia 2013-04 Page 1

Fiat G50 Freccia RA-24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354-3 Tirana Albania Jan 1941 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354-3 Tirana Albania Jan 1941

Fiat G.50 of 354a Squadriglia, 24° Gruppo Autonomo C.T., Tirana (Albania), January 1941. Three-tone scheme of Green, Brown and Sand blotches. Light Grey lower surfaces. Black national insignia on white roundels under the wings, and lacking above. In October 1940 this squadron had been transferred from 22° to 24° Gruppo at Tirana, adopting the badge displayed on fin, under a standard CMASA-type tail cross, representing a young schoolboy and a roman dialect motto “Fatte vede che ridemo” (show up so we can have a laugh). All aircraft in the squadron used a distinctive camouflage pattern, probably field applied, with a dense green mottle over the previous predominantly yellow factory finish, in order to achieve a darker scheme, probably considered better to suit that theatre of operations. After the end of the Yugoslavian campaign the Gruppo moved to Grottaglie at the end of April, and later to Sardinia in July.

Image Source and description from Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino No 3 Page 18 Reference Book - Ali E Colori Italian Colours Fiat G 50 by La Bancarella Aeronautica Torino

Fiat G50 Freccia RA-24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia 354 Tirana Albania Jan 1941 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA 24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia MM5455 1941 01

Fiat G50 Freccia RA-24 Gruppo 354 Squadriglia Tirana Albania Jan 1941 02

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

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      Web References: +

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This webpage was updated 3rd February 2017