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FIAT CR42 Hungary 2

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The Fiat CR.42 entered service in 1938 with the Regia Aeronautica and remained active well into WW2. It was used by the air forces of Belgium, Germany, Hungary, and Sweden, and with Italy as their most widely used fighter of WW2.

It was one of the best biplanes fighters around, but quickly became overshadowed by the new monoplane designs at the beginning of the war. Various versions were made, including a ground-attack, night-fighter, and trainer

The CR.42 was armed with 2 x 7.7mm or 2 x 12.7mm machine guns, with some versions having extra guns or bomb racks.

This example is a CR.42 of 1/3 Squadron Hungarian Air Force circa 1942.
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A modified version of this aircraft was fitted with a DB-601 engine. The quoted top speed of that plane was 326mph..
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Woah, that is scary :O
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Cool! Not often you see a Hungarian Air Force plane! :)
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I like to cover every country :D
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