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Photo of RA aircraft with drop tanks in war?

1089maul

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1089maul

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Dili,
Two photo’s attached although the G55 is a post war one. I will see if I have any others but as the caption for the C202 states they seem rare,
Regards,
Bob
 

1089maul

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The Macchi C202 - A technical guide by Maurizio Di Terlizzi. I have several books on Italian fighters but so far this is the only Second World War photo. I have looked at the picture again and yes you are right. The underwing emblem is a post armistice roundall!
If I come across any further pictures I will of course post them.
Regards,
Bob
 

Dili

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Thanks DrG, those are German f. tanks, i am trying to find any Italian f.tanks. Seem do not exist in war.
 

Dili

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Well, that's a first, thanks. I know many RA aircraft were supposed to have external f. tank, but this is the first photo i have seen.
 

DrG

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Govi reports that also the Reggiane RE 2005 Sagittario was equipped for two 100 l fuel tanks under the outer wings.

Here you can see a Macchi C.205V Veltro Scorta of the so-called Cobelligerent Air Force, with two 100 l fuel tanks. This airplane was a conversion of a C.202 into a C.205.
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(source: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=50491.0)

And this is a Macchi C.202 Folgore, again of the Cobelligerent Air Force, with fuel tanks. These airplanes were used on the Balkans from bases in Puglia.
ANR-Macchi-C.205-Veltro-with-drop-tanks-01.jpg

(source: https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=50491.0)
 
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