I recently got my hands on a Storia Militare 'Dossier', the first part of a series covering the Italian navy from 1945 to 2015 (first part being from 1945 to 1970, issue no.14, Sept-Oct 2014) by Michele Cosentino and Maurizio Brescia.
Within the SM 'Dossier' there is mentioned, in...
The Italian Navy is planning a pair of 10,000 ton Destroyers, known for the time being as DDX.
These would be the largest surface combatants built in Western Europe since the 40s.
Fidia Piattelli was an italian engineer, born in 1907, most famous for his role as vice-director of Caproni's Technical Office, but he also worked at CMASA (FIAT), at General Aircraft (in the UK) and was lieutenant of the Genio Aeronautico.
He wrote for many magazines like "Rivista...
(also mentions efforts planned or actually attempted with the Ju 290, Ju 390, and the Ki 77. Overlooks the Me 264 though.)
The Rome-Tokyo flight was arguably one of the Regia Aeronautica's finest hours, though unfairly forgotten.
I think everybody know about M11/39 or P.26/40,but there's lot of secret projects.So,i was searching for secret italian projects/prototypes for more than 2 years.Here's my finds:
Name:AB42 Name:Carro M13...
Italian Navy during WWII started the conversion of the two almost-sister ocean liners ROMA and AUGUSTUS (they had only different engines), they was turned into AQUILA and SPARVIERO.
While the AQUILA was pratically finished (even if not still entered in service) when Italian signed the Armistice...