Author Topic: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera  (Read 204 times)

Offline MAT

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Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« on: April 01, 2021, 11:25:24 PM »
It's the spring of 1946, Due to the failure of the Anzio landing, the northern half of the italian peninsula and Rome is still in the hands of the forces of The Third Reich and Repubblica Sociale Italiana, but Il Duce Benito Mussolini has – for health reasons - moved his goverment to the Salo on the shores of Lake Garda.

Here he's busy planning to hit back on the allied. His favorite targets are Malta and Gibraltar. But to hit these targets his airforce - Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana – needs long range bombers and escort fighters. 

Enter Macchi C.205 Bifosoliera. This aircraft was based on the very succesfull C.205 Veltro and was very quicly put into production. In the spring of 1946 they entered service and were escorting the bombers attacking Gibraltar in support of the spanish invasion of The Rock.

My What-if model will be based on an old Frog Macchi C.202 Folgore, a leftover fuselage and pieces found in my private scrapyard.

Offline apophenia

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 03:19:06 AM »
I remember that old Frog Folgore with fondness. Looking forward to this  :smiley:
"I dared to ask for sunshine, and I got World War three
I'm looking over the wall and they're looking at me!"

Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2021, 05:20:35 AM »
Works for me as well. Looking forward to how it turns our

Offline elmayerle

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2021, 10:49:40 AM »
Going to be very interesting indeed.  I will be avidly watching.

Offline MAT

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 09:26:31 PM »
All the bits and pieces gathered. Let the building begin.

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 10:12:03 PM »
The fuselage from my scrapyard have lost it's cockpitt and with the help of plasticcard and putty it's turned into the right hand fuselage.

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 09:00:08 PM »
The wing are taking shape

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Re: Macchi C.205 Bifusoliera
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 01:25:05 AM »
The work on the left hand fuselage have started