54 Stormo patch 16 Gruppo patch

Regia Aeronautica Pilot Adriano Visconti

Regia Aeronautica Macchi C.202 54 Stormo 16 Gruppo 168SA 168-11 MM7948 Italy 1942 01

Regia Aeronautica Macchi C.202 54 Stormo 16 Gruppo 168SA 168-2 1943 01

Regia Aeronautica Macchi C.202 54 Stormo 16 Gruppo 168SA 168-6 La Souka Tunis 1943

Artwork Macchi C.202 54S16G168SA 168-11 North Africa 1942 0A

Macchi C.202 Folgore 168º Squadriglia 16º Gruppo - 54º Stormo 54S16G168SA 168-11 Tunisia, Spring 1943
Unit: 168 Squadriglia, 16 Gruppo, 54 Stormo Caccia Terrestre
Serial: 168-11 Tunisia, Spring 1943.
Artist: © P.Mazzardi Source: "Italian Aircraft of World War II" by Nico Sgarlato, No.6022, A Squadron/Signal Publications Inc.

Artwork Macchi C.202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti MM7944 North Africa 1942 0A

Macchi C.202 Folgore 86º Squadriglia 16º Gruppo - 54º Stormo 54S16G86SA 86-8 flown by Tenente Adriano Visconti

Adriano, Visconti di Lampugnano

Adriano, Visconti di Lampugnano (November 11, 1915 - April 29, 1945) was an Italian air force major.

Visconti was one of Italy's top flying ace of the Second World War, shooting down a total of twenty six enemy aircraft.

Born in Tripoli, Libya, the son of the count Galeazzo and Cecilia Dall'Aglio-Visconti, Visconti joined the Italian Royal Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) in October 1936, and completed his pilot training at the Royal Academy in Caserta. Upon graduation, he learned to fly the Breda BA25, and later flew the RO41s. He was relegated to the 50 Stormo, 159a ground attack squadron in 1939. From June 1940 until the end of that year, he flew the Breda 65 ground attack aircraft, and was awarded one bronze medal and two silver medals.

At the beginning of 1941, Visconti was detached to the 54 Stormo, 7 Gruppo, 76a Squadron, and learned to fly the Macchi 200. He then flew the superior Macchi 202 from the end of 1941 until the Italian Armistice of September 8, 1943.

After the armistice, Visconti continued to fly with the newly formed National Republican Air Force (Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana, or ANR) of the Italian Social Republic (Repubblica Sociale Italiana, or RSI). The RSI was a puppet state in northern Italy headed by deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Shortly after joining the ANR, Visconti was promoted to Captain, commanding 1st Squadron, 1st Gruppo Caccia. In May 1944, he was promoted to Major.

Until the disbanding of the ANR in 1945, Visconti flew the Macchi MC205 and the Messerschmitt Me109 G10. By the time of his death, he had shot down ten Allied aircraft. Most of these were managed while flying in his already obsolete Macchi 200; the last few in an Me109 G10, designated 'White Six'. Visconti was wounded on several occasions, but never seriously. Although he never claimed more than ten kills he was later credited with 26; a careful check of Italian and German records confirmed that he had indeed shot down ten enemy planes.

On April 29, 1945, Visconti was arrested by communist partisans near Malpensa airfield, Milan. His safety was assured by the mayor of Milan when he was taken for interrogation. However, as Visconti was led away, he was shot in the back by one of the partisans.

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 HM MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942
  IL2 game skin by HM MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942 NM
  IL2 game skin by HM MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942 V0A

  Historical Skin of Macchi C.202 'Folgore' 86º Squadriglia 16º Gruppo 54º Stormo C.T. Magg. Adriano Visconti - 1942.
_Harpia_Mafra55_ Entry date : 8th Jun 2007 mauriciomarcosmafra@ig.com.br

  IL2 game skin by MS MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942
  IL2 game skin by MS MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942 NM
  IL2 game skin by MS MC 202 54S16G86SA 86-8 Adriano Visconti North Africa 1942 V0A

  Here's my version of skin for Macchi Mc.202 Serie V (VII in game) flown by Italian WW2 ace Tenente Adriano Visconti (26 kills) of 86° Squadriglia 16° Gruppo 54° Stormo C.T. in North Africa during Spring, 1942.
More information about Adriano Visconti you can find here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adriano_Visconti Unmarked version is also included. Hope you'll like my work. See you, Mangas.


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This webpage was updated 3rd February 2017