This item has limited stock. Get yours before they all go! This comes hand-painted with a multi-part stand and propeller. (Glue not included).
Scale 1:200 - Wingspan 48mm
Despite it's outdated looks, the CR.42 proved to be relatively agile in flight, the RAF Intelligence praised its exceptional manoeuvrability, noting that "the plane was immensely strong", though it was technically outclassed by faster, more heavily armed monoplanes.
During May 1939, the CR.42 entered service with the Regia Aeronautica; it was the last of the Fiat biplane fighters to enter front line service. By 10 June 1940, roughly 300 of the type had been delivered, which defended metropolitan cities and important military installations at first. By the end of 1940, the Falco had been involved in combat on various fronts, including the Battle of Britain, Malta, N. Africa, and Greece.
By the end of production, in excess of 1,800 CR.42s had been constructed, making it the most numerous Italian aircraft to be used during the Second World War.