Fiat CR.42 Falco | V.211

Operator
5/1
Aircraft model
Fiat CR.42bis

Budapest, Hungary, summer 1943. After Budapest was bombed by a Soviet night attack in September of 1942, the 5/1 'Bagoly' [Owl] Night Fighter Squadron was established. The first aircraft used by the squadron were Fiat CR.42s, already outclassed in the day fighter role and equally ill-adapted for the night fighting duties. Following a 19 June, 1941 directive the yellow fuselage Axis identification band was to be moved from behind the cockpit further back to the leading edge of the tail planes.


Aircraft model

CR.42 Falco

Operator

Icon_32_13 Hungary | Military

Registration number

V.211

Fiat CR.42 Falco | V.211