(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.
An interesting midget submarine that became a vital part of an even more interesting operation of the Decima Flottiglia MAS that came close to fruition in 1943 (it was ultimately scheduled for December of that year, but events intervened).
Development of the CA-class had begun pre-war, in 1938...