Caproni Ca.309 "Ghibli" is a Fascist Italian WWII fighter-bomber. "Ghibli" means "Desert Wind". The Ca.-309 served in Libya, among other theaters of war, during the first part of WW II, with excellent operational results. Power-plant: 2 × Alfa Romeo-115-II, Inline 6-cylinder, 880-hp. Armament: 3 × 7.7mm (.303 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns Payload: up to 330 kg.
The Caproni was an Italian medium bomber designed in Bergamo in Italy by Cesare Pallavicino.
Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli
Engine test of a Caproni of Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force, Winter on an Southern Italy’s airfield.
The plane flew a few times, and was demolished in 1933. But currently there is one full-scale replica (3/5 original). The color photos bear witness to some of Australia made test flights in October 2001 with the new Caproni Stipa-reduced version.
Fiat G 55 Centauro fighter of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic in the spring of 1945 in northern Italy. In the period January 1944 to April the RSI Air Force succeeded in shooting down 240 Allied aircraft, mostly and bombers.