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Old 07-22-2019, 12:17 PM
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1/33 Fiat G.55 Centauro

Few days ago I began to work on another aircraft.
Fiat G.55 Centauro from Fly Model nr 35, 1/33 scale.

During its short operational service, mostly under the Repubblica Sociale Italiana insignia, after the 8 September 1943 armistice, this powerful, robust and fast aircraft proved itself to be an excellent interceptor at high altitude. In 1944, over Northern Italy, the Centauro clashed with British Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-38 Lightning, proving to be no easy adversary. Italian fighter pilots liked their Centauros but by the time the war ended, fewer than 300 had been built. By comparison, the Germans produced 35,000 Bf 109s.

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Old 07-22-2019, 12:27 PM
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I look forward to seeing this model take shape.

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Have fun with this bird
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:58 AM
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More progress on Centauro.
Wings in some pictures are only dry-attached; not glued yet.
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It looks very beautiful so far.

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Old 07-23-2019, 03:16 PM
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I agree, it looks marvelous.
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Once again, very nice work, Zenon.


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I've always thought that Italian aircraft have the some of the best paint schemes.
Great looking model.
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Very nice, I do like a lot the Italian camoflages.
Thank you for sharing.
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:56 AM
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Continuing my work on G.55.
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