Fiat CR.42 Falco | V.216

Aircraft model
Fiat CR.42bis

Unknown unit and location, Hungary, April 1941. When Hungary joined Germany in its attack against Yugoslavia on 6 April, 1941, all MKHL aircraft serving in the conflict got the so called unified Axis anti-aircraft markings, consisting of a yellow engine cowling, tail, and also a 50 cm wide band on the fuselage just behind the cockpit (Order No.108.888). The reason for this was the high number of modern German-made aircraft in active service within the Yugoslavian VVKJ. However, in a matter of weeks the tricolour chevron would be reinstalled on the tail, leaving only the yellow fuselage band and sometimes, the engine cowling. Apparently, this aircraft is camouflaged in its original Italian C-3 camouflage scheme, with a light green base oversprayed with a dense dark green mottling and light Grey-Blue undersurfaces.


Aircraft model

CR.42 Falco

Operator

Icon_32_73 Hungary | Military

Registration number

V.216

Fiat CR.42 Falco | V.216