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    Cant Z506 at Bizerte?

    I also believe this to be Augusta harbor. The following is from the book Courage Alone by Chris Dunning: "In July [1943] the [83 Gruppo RM] had twenty RS14B's, four ZB06Bs, two Z506S, a single Z501 and a Breda 25 with 170 and 186 Sq. Twelve of these were operational... On 10 July one RS14B and...
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    Verbal salutes and military phraseology

    Thanks Jeff, that's great info! I suppose I should have known pista all this time, but ah better late then never!
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    Verbal salutes and military phraseology

    I'm curious about Italian phrases, or verbal salutes the soldiers, airmen, sailors would give each other during the war. For example, in English when British pilots spot an enemy aircraft they would shout "Tally Ho" to indicate they are attacking (German is "Horrido" I believe). When US GI's...
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    Sollum Encounters [Desert Wings - Tobruk]

    Desert Wings Tobruk is a newly released combat flight simulator, and the newest expansion of the game: IL2 Cliffs of Dover Blitz. I tried my hand at the MC.202 and ran into some RAF near Sollum, Libya! Highly recommend if you're into flight sims (y)
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    Italian soldiers and Vehicles in Video games (3rd person)

    If you like strategy games Men of War: Assault Squad 2 has several mods that feature Italians. One that I played and enjoyed quite a bit was Forgotten Fronts Mod. Here's a fun video: If you like flight simulators the IL2 franchise has many italian aircraft. The new Battle of Stalingrad series...
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    Battle of Pantelleria (Operation Harpoon)

    Admiral Da Zara's memoirs are published in a book titled, Pelle d'ammiraglio in wihch he gives a detailed description of the engagement. According to da Zara at 1325 hrs on June 15th, 1942 during the 3rd phase of the battle, Montecuccoli hit at 24km (26,000 yds) HMS Hebe as she was attempting to...
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    Casualties of the 3° Alpini Divisione Julia

    Hi Jeff, no worries, I don’t necessarily require a detailed list of the casualties. Do you happen to have an overall casualties of the 8° Regiment and 3° artillery regiment between the specified dates? -Chris
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    Casualties of the 3° Alpini Divisione Julia

    Hello, I am looking for a complete list of casualties following the 3° Alpini Divisione Julia between October 28th, 1940 and their final withdrawal from the front on January 6th, 1941. I have the following official regimental losses of the 9th Regiment, which only covers two of the five...
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    Battle of Pantelleria (Operation Harpoon)

    To add to this summary, I recently became aware that the light cruiser Raimondo Montecuccioli achieved the longest confirmed hit in a naval surface action at 26,000 yards in their engagement with Force X on June 15th, 1942. The shot on the Minesweeper HMS Hebe is an impressive one given that the...
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    French flights in 11 June 1940

    I just looked over it again, and didnt see any discussion about it, unfortunately
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    French flights in 11 June 1940

    Dili, this is the only information I could find regarding GBII/25: "The situation of the AFN’s bomber force was slightly better, and at the beginning of hostilities with Germany many bomber Groupes were based in Tunisia and Algeria but were gradually redeployed to metropolitan France, so on...
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    French flights in 11 June 1940

    Dili, you may be right on those figures. I may have combined the total strength, including aircraft that were under maintenance/ not serviceable. And that is an interesting observation regarding GBII/25. I'll see if Desert Prelude makes any additional coments regarding it. Thanks!
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    1/48 Fiat CR.42 and RE.2005

    Fiat CR.42 Falco Reggiane RE.2005
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    French flights in 11 June 1940

    Hi Dili, I've actually been working on an article regarding this very topic. It's important to note that there were actually three separate air forces the french had in Africa. The one most active against the Italians was Afrique Française du Nord (AFN), but they also had Escadrilles for Afrique...
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    S.81 Cargo Capacity

    In the book Courage Alone: the Italian Air Force 1940-43 by Chris Dunning, pg.276 details some of the flight characteristics of the S.81. There is no mention of how much it could carry in the transport role, but the range, however is stated as 1,242 miles or roughly 2000km. I wonder if the...
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