ANR

Macchi C.200 Saetta 1 Stormo 17 Gruppo 72Sa 72-5 Catania Fontanarossa 1941

Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport

History

Catania Airport's history dates back to 1924, when it was the region's very first airport. During World War II it was seized by the Allies during the Sicilian Campaign and used by the United States Army Air Forces as a military airfield. Twelfth Air Force used the airport as a combat airfield, stationing the 340th Bombardment Group, which flew B-25 Mitchells from 27 Aug-19 Nov 1943. In addition, the HQ, 51st Troop Carrier Wing used the airport from 29 Sep 1943 to 29 Jun 1944. Various transport units used the airport for the rest of the war, afterward it was turned back over to civil authorities.

By the late 1940s, it was clear that the airport was fast running out of space and it was deemed necessary to relocate and in 1950, the new bigger and improved Catania Airport opened for business.

After 20 years of unexpected growth and high passengers levels, in 1981 it was once again necessary to restructure the airport to cope with demand. More recently in 2007, a state of the art new terminal building was inaugurated.

IL-2 Sturmovik Cliffs of Dover - COD/CLOD skins - No 3d model at this stage
 
IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles (FB), Ace Expansion Pack (AEP), Pacific Fighters (PF), 1946 skins
  IL2 game skin by WN Macchi MC 200 1 Stormo 17 Gruppo 72Sa 72-5 Catania Fontanarossa 1941
  IL2 game skin by WN Macchi MC 200 1 Stormo 17 Gruppo 72Sa 72-5 Catania Fontanarossa 1941 V0A

  WN Woobin template by Radek

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    Magazine References: +

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
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  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

      Web References: +

  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchi_C.200
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catania_Fontanarossa

This webpage was updated 3rd February 2017