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« on: April 18, 2012, 10:45:22 AM »

Italian Air Force fought with Spitfire V during the final WWII months , making part of  the BAF (Balkan Air Force), mainly escorting bombers and Airacobras against the nazis. Then after the war several MK IX  flew within Aeronautica Militare until the mid fifties. Remaining best examples were sold to Israel and Burma.
Italian Spits documentation is very sparse and the only video (WOW! in color!) available is at the Imperial War Museum website.
Digit Balkan Air Force and you'll find a 11 minutes silent 16 mm film with RAF Mk.IX, Italian MK.V and Italian P-39s in flight or  taxying in Canne airport , south of Italy  -  march 1945. Fantastic!

all the best

Franco
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