Marking the transition between biplane and monoplane technology, the Fiat G.50 is an important aircraft in Italian Air Force history and was their first low wing, all-metal single-seat fighter.
By late 1942, the G.50 had been outclassed by its Allied opposition and the remaining aircraft were relegated to second-line duties and training support roles.
The Regia Aeronautica are regarded by many as operating some of the most attractively presented aircraft of the Second World War, even though some of those machines are perhaps not as well known as those operated by other nations. Marking the transition between biplane and monoplane technology, the Fiat G.50 is an important aircraft in Italian Air Force history and was their first low wing, all metal single seat fighter.
It was also the first Italian fighter to feature a retractable undercarriage and an enclosed cockpit, although this feature was later altered, as it was not popular with pilots. Early versions of the G.50 fighter were hampered by a lack of range and when around 50 aircraft were sent to take part in the latter stages of the Battle of Britain, they found themselves outclassed by the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Royal Air Force.
- Vintage Classics Model Kit
- Mould tools made in 1967
- Enjoy the nostalgia
- Number of Parts: 33
- Completed Model Length: 11.1cm
- Completed Model Height: 3.8 cm
- Completed Model Wingspan: 15.2cm
- Model Scale: 1:72
- Skill Level: 1/4
- 1 x Model Kit Sprues
- 1 x Instructions
Paints, Adhesive and Paintbrushes are NOT Included. These are sold seperately.
Packaging Dimensions: Length:23.5cm Height:12.5cm Width:3cm All measurements are approximates to the nearest 0.5cm
Safety Information: Suitable for ages 8+. Model making should always be done under adult supervision.