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114Sqn, RAF, serving at Larissa, Greece in 1941. The Middle East was a major theatre for the Blenheim, where its ability to absorb battle damage helped it to several successes in the early years of the war. 303-m) hand- Handley Page Hampden Mkl of No. 106 Sqn based a t Finningley, Yorkshire in the spring of 1940. The yellow roundel has been painted out in the interests of camouflage. During this time, No. 106 Sqn flew in tensive sorties against Germany, incurring heavy losses in the process. Specification Thè crew of a Bristol Blenheim MklV board their aircraft prior to a raid.

695 was on thestrength of the lere Escadrille of CBA1/51. The Bre. 695 was powered by the Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp Junior engine, but it was severely outclassed by the German fighters it encountered. 693 is pictured after being transferred to the Regia Aeronautica in 1943. The red of the French roundels were retained, with the Italian fasces replacing the blue. the Ere. 3-in) machine-guns, one installed in the tail of each engine nacelle, to improve self-defence. 01 built, intended as a threeseat reconnaissance aircraft, was delivered directly to the Aéronavale.

Thirtyfive CANT Z. 1007ters were produced; production of the CANT Z. XIX engines) amounted to 526. Specification CANT Z. lOOTbis Alcione Type: five-seat medium bomber Powerplant: three l,000-hp(745-kW) Piaggio P. 20 Cicogna (stork) series fell nevertheless into that category which was nearmg obsolescence by the outbreak of World War II. Designed by Ingemere Celestino Rosatelli, and owing much of its parentage to the sleek Fiat APR. 2 commercial transport, the Fiat B. R. 20 prototype flew first on 10 February 1936.

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