Home > Research Books and Magazines > Squadron Signal Publications >
Macchi C.205 Walkaround, Squadron Signal Publications, Item Number SS5558

Macchi C.205 Walkaround

Part Number: SS5558
Availability: Normally Stocked
Usually ships In 5-7 Business Days
Retail: $19.95
Your Price: $9.95

Macchi C.205 Veltro Walk Around. Book by Maurizio Di Terlizzi. Squadron Signal Books. With Allied bombing raids increasing in 1942, Italy's High Command launched a competition for Serie 5 (5th series) fighters. Fitted with a German DB.605 engine, the sleek Macchi C.205s proved able to blast Spitfires out of the sky after they were introduced in November 1942. The addition of wing mounted 20mm in the spring of 1943 enabled the C.205 to take on American heavy bombers as well. Following the Italian Armistice some C.205s turned their guns on Axis aircraft with success as well, even as Mussolini's loyalists continued to fly the plane in the colors of the German-backed 'Social Republic' in the north. The Germans themselves took advantage of the fighter, temporarily equipping an entire Gruppe of JG77. �After the war, modified C.205s went on to serve the Royal Egyptian Air Force during its 1948 war with Israel. Get a close-up look at one of WWII's most aesthetically pleasing and innovative single-seat fighters! Illustrated with 225 photographs, color profiles, and detailed line drawings; 80 pages.

Mailing List:
Member of International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites

Copyright © 1999-2019
Store owned and operated by
Pilotwear & Diecast Airplane
25 Elm Street
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Licensing and Copyright Info
All images are Copyright or the respective copyright holder.
Aircraft models, aircraft names, and company names are owned by the respective companies and produced under license by the item manufacturers. 
Artwork on gift items are Copyright the artist.