By Maurizio Di Terlizzi
With Allied bombing raids expanding in 1942, Italy's excessive Command introduced a contest for Serie five (5th sequence) combatants. equipped with a German DB.605 engine, the smooth Macchi C.205s proved capable of blast Spitfires out of the sky when they have been brought in November 1942. The addition of wing fastened 20mm within the spring of 1943 enabled the C.205 to tackle American heavy bombers in addition. Following the Itallian Armistice a few C.205s became their weapons on Axis airplane with good fortune to boot, while Mussolini's loyalists endured to fly the aircraft within the shades of the German-backed 'Social Republic' within the north. The Germans themselves took good thing about the fighter, quickly equipping a whole Gruppe of JG77. After the warfare, transformed C.205s went directly to serve the Royal Egyptian Air strength in the course of its 1948 warfare with Israel. Get a close-up examine one in all WWII's such a lot aesthetically enjoyable and cutting edge single-seat opponents! Illustrated with 225 images, colour profiles, and special line drawings.