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Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Prototype MM.9287
« on: April 10, 2019, 07:46:28 AM »
The Aeronautica Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound) along with the Reggiane Re.2005 & Fiat G.55 was one of three mid-WWII Italian Serie 5 fighters built around the 1,475hp FIAT RA.1050 R.C.58 Tifone (Typhoon) licensed built version of the Daimler-Benz DB.605 inverted V-12 engine the sole C.205V prototype MM.9287 first flying on April 19, 1942.

Although not a "Beyond The Sprues" aircraft subject the Veltro prototype nevertheless was the basis of the wartime built & flown C.205N-1 & N-2, long wingspan C.206 (prototype destroyed by Allied bombing before completion), stillborn Daimler-Benz DB 603-powered C.207 & post-WWII Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered C.205M projects. Scale models of the C.205N-1 & N-2, C.205M & C.207 in 1/72 scale have been on the market for some years whilst none yet of the C.206 nor C.205V MM.9287, attempting to rectify the situation with respect to the latter during late March 2019 I'd built a model of Veltro prototype by modifying the 1973-vintage SUPERMODEL C.205V kit with half-sized engine oil cooler cans (see photos below) fitted only on the prototype well as employing SKY Models 72-014 Macchi C.202 water decals.