Aeronautica Macchi C.202 Folgore Vertical Stabilizer

White cross with Facist emblem and name of aircraft on tail of  Macchi C.202 Folgore aircraft
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Virtually unknown outside Italy, the C.202 Folgore was the best fighter airplane fielded in significant numbers by the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Royal Air Force or RA) during World War II. This airplane demonstrated that Italy could design and build fighter aircraft to world-class standards. Highlighted in this image is the vertical stabilizer of the Aeronautica Macchi C.202 Folgore.




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