List of Regia Aeronautica aircraft used in World War II

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Italian Piaggio P.108 bomber in 1942

A list of aircraft used by Italy during World War II until its capitulation to the Allies in September 1943. Aircraft marked in pink were captured, aircraft in blue did not progress past prototypes.

Aircraft[edit]

Aircraft Model Name Role 1st
flight
Service
entry
# Used Refs
Aeronautica Lombarda AL-12P - glider 1943 1943 16
Aeronautica Umbra Trojani AUT.18 - fighter 1939 n/a 1
Ambrosini A.R. - flying bomb 1943 n/a 5
Ambrosini CVV-6 Canguro - glider 1941 1943 36
Ambrosini S.7T - trainer 1939 1943 10 [1]
Ambrosini SAI.10 Grifone
(griffon)
trainer 1939 1940 10
Ambrosini SAI.207 - fighter 1941 1942 14
Ambrosini SAI.403 Dardo
(dart)
fighter 1943 n/a 1
Ambrosini SS.4 - fighter 1939 n/a 1
Arado Ar 96B-2 - trainer 1938 1943 2
AVIA FL.3 - trainer 1939 1940 335 [2]
Breda Ba.25 - trainer 1931 1932 763 [3]
Breda Ba.28 - trainer 1936 1938 59
Breda Ba.39 - liaison 1932 n/a 60
Breda Ba.44 - transport 1934 1936 5 [4]
Breda Ba.64 - ground attack 1935 1937 42 [5]
Breda Ba.65 - ground attack 1935 1937 200 [6]
Breda Ba.75 - reconnaissance / ground attack 1939 n/a 1
Breda Ba.82 - medium bomber 1937 n/a 1
Breda Ba.88 Lince
(lynx)
fighter / bomber 1936 1938 149 [7]
Breda Ba.201 - dive bomber 1941 n/a 2
Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann
(young man)
trainer 1934 1941 41 [notes 1]
CANSA C.5 - trainer 1939 1939 62
CANSA C.6 - trainer 1941 n/a 2
CANSA FC.12 - ground attack 1940 n/a 11
CANSA FC.20 - reconnaissance / bomber 1941 1943 8
CANT Z.501 Gabbiano
(gull)
maritime patrol 1934 1936 454
CANT Z.506B Airone
(heron)
maritime patrol / bomber 1935 1939 314 [8]
CANT Z.506C Airone
(heron)
transport / rescue 1935 1939 57 [9]
CANT Z.511 - transport seaplane 1940 n/a 2
CANT Z.515 - reconnaissance / bomber 1939 n/a 11
CANT Z.1007 Alcione
(kingfisher)
bomber 1937 1939 582 [10]
CANT Z.1011 - heavy bomber / transport 1936 1938 6
CANT Z.1012 - liaison 1937 1938 5 [11]
CANT Z.1018 Leone
(lion)
bomber 1939 1943 15
Caproni Ca.100 - trainer 1928 1930 650 [12]
Caproni Ca.111 - reconnaissance 1932 1933 152 [13]
Caproni Ca.133 - transport / bomber 1934 1935 443 [14]
Caproni Ca.135 - bomber 1935 1937 69 [15]
Caproni Ca.148 - transport 1938 54 [16]
Caproni Ca.164 - liaison 1938 280 [17]
Caproni Ca.165 - fighter 1938 n/a 1
Caproni Ca.308/A.P.1 Boreas
(north wind)
light bomber 1934 1936 53 [18]
Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli
(south wind)
reconnaissance 1937 n/a 243 [19]
Caproni Ca.310 Libeccio
(s.w. wind)
reconnaissance / bomber 1937 1938 193 [20]
Caproni Ca.311 - bomber 1939 1939 284 [21]
Caproni Ca.312 - bomber 1939 n/a 39 [22]
Caproni Ca.313 - bomber 1939 n/a 338
Caproni Ca.314 - bomber / maritime patrol n/a 1942 200
Caproni Ca.316 - reconnaissance / patrol 1940 n/a 14
Caproni Ca.331 Raffica
(gust)
bomber / night fighter 1940 n/a 3 [23]
Caproni Campini N.1 - engine testbed 1940 n/a 2
Caproni Vizzola F.4 - fighter 1940 n/a 1
Caproni Vizzola F.5 - fighter 1939 1939 13
Caproni Vizzola F.6 - fighter 1941 n/a 2
Caudron C.440 Goéland
(seagull)
transport 1934 1943 7 [notes 2]
Caudron C.635 Simoun
(south east wind)
liaison 1934 1943 2 [notes 2]
CNA PM.1 - trainer 1939 n/a 1
Dewoitine D.520 C.1 - fighter 1938 1940 60 [notes 3]
Dornier Do 217J - night fighter 1938 1942 11 [24]
Douglas DC-2 - transport 1934 1940 2 [25]
Douglas DC-3 - transport n/a n/a 1 [26]
Fiat B.R.20 Cicogna
(stork)
bomber 1936 1936 233 [27]
Fiat B.R.20M Cicogna
(stork)
bomber 1936 1936 279 [28]
Fiat C.R.25 - reconnaissance / transport 1937 1939 12
Fiat C.R.32 - fighter 1933 1933 1052 [29]
Fiat C.R.42 Falco
(falcon)
fighter 1938 1939 1551 [30]
Fiat G.8 - trainer 1934 n/a 51 [31]
Fiat G.12 - transport 1940 1941 28 [32]
Fiat G.18 - transport 1935 1943 9 [33]
Fiat G.50 Freccia
(arrow)
fighter 1937 1938 683 [34]
Fiat G.55 Centauro
(centaur)
fighter 1942 1943 30 [35]
Fiat RS.14 - reconnaissance 1939 1941 186 [36]
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
(stork)
liaison 1936 n/a 24 [37][38]
Gotha Go 242 - transport glider 1941 1943 4
IMAM Ro.10
Fokker F.VII
- transport 1924 n/a 1
2
[39]
IMAM Ro.37 Lince
(lynx)
reconnaissance 1933 1935 617 [40]
IMAM Ro.41 - trainer / liaison 1934 1935 743 [41]
IMAM Ro.43 - reconnaissance 1934 1935 193 [42]
IMAM Ro.44 - floatplane fighter 1936 1937 35
IMAM Ro.51 - fighter 1937 n/a 1
IMAM Ro.57bis - dive bomber 1939 1943 50 [43]
IMAM Ro.58 - dive bomber 1942 n/a 1
IMAM Ro.63 - reconnaissance / liaison 1940 n/a 6
Junkers Ju 52/3m g7e - transport 1930 1943 4 [44]
Junkers Ju 87B-2 & D-1 Stuka
(dive bomber)
dive bomber 1935 1940 210
Junkers Ju 88A-4 - bomber 1936 1943 46
Klemm Kl 35 - liaison / trainer 1935 1943 1
Liore et Olivier LeO 451 B.4 - bomber 1937 1941 27 [notes 2]
Macchi M.C.94 - transport 36 n/a 6 [45]
Macchi M.C.100 - transport 36 n/a 6 [46]
Macchi M.C.200 Saetta
(archery bolt)
fighter 1937 1939 1151 [47]
Macchi M.C.201 - fighter 1940 n/a 1
Macchi M.C.202 Folgore
(thunderbolt)
fighter 1940 1941 1351 [48]
Macchi M.C.205N Orione
(orion)
fighter 1942 n/a 2
Macchi M.C.205V Veltro
(greyhound)
fighter 1942 1943 199 [49]
Messerschmitt Bf 108B-2 Taifun
(typhoon)
liaison 1934 1941 1
Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K - fighter 1935 1943 225
Messerschmitt Bf 110C-4/G-4 - night fighter 1936 1942 3 [50]
Morane-Saulnier MS.230 Et.2 - trainer 1929 1943 8 [notes 2]
Morane-Saulnier MS.406 C.1 - fighter 1935 1943 25 [notes 2]
Nardi FN.305 - trainer 1935 1935 208 [51]
Nardi FN.315 - trainer 1938 1943 31 [52]
Nardi FN.316 - trainer 1941 1943 49 [53]
Piaggio P.32 - bomber 1936 1937 28 [54]
Piaggio P.50 - heavy bomber 1937 n/a 3
Piaggio P.108B - bomber 1939 1942 24 [55]
Piaggio P.108T - transport 1939 1942 12 [56]
Piaggio P.111 - high altitude research 1941 n/a 1
Piaggio P.119 - fighter 1942 n/a 1
Potez 63-11 - reconnaissance 1938 1943 77 [notes 2]
Potez 630/631 C.3 - heavy fighter 1936 1943 13 [notes 2]
Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I
(falcon)
fighter 1939 1940 26 [57]
Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II
(falcon)
fighter 1940 1941 243 [58]
Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete
(ram)
fighter 1940 1942 140 [59]
Reggiane Re.2003 - reconnaissance 1941 n/a 1
Reggiane Re.2004 - fighter / bomber n/a n/a 1
Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario
(archer)
fighter 1942 1943 37 [60]
Rogožarski SIM-XIV-H - coastal reconnaissance / trainer 1938 1941 8 [notes 1]
SAIMAN 200 - trainer 1938 1940 140 [61]
SAIMAN 202 - liaison 1938 1939 390 [62]
Savoia-Marchetti S.55X - maritime patrol flying boat 1924 1931 25
Savoia-Marchetti S.56 - flying-boat trainer 1924 1927 4 [63]
Savoia-Marchetti S.66 - search and rescue flying boat 1931 1940 6 [64]
Savoia-Marchetti S.73 - transport 1934 1935 28 [65]
Savoia-Marchetti S.74 - transport 1934 1935 3 [66]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale
(marsupial)
transport 1937 n/a 32 [67]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero
(sparrowhawk)
bomber / transport 1934 1936 1240 [68]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello
(bat)
bomber 1934 1935 534 [69]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 - transport / bomber 1939 1940 726 [70]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.83 - transport 1937 1939 20 [71]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.84 - bomber 1940 1941 329 [72]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.85 - dive bomber 1936 1939 32 [73]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.86 - dive bomber 1939 n/a 1 [74]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.87 - transport floatplanes 1939 1940 4 [75]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.88 - heavy fighter 1939 n/a 1
Savoia-Marchetti SM.89 - bomber 1941 1942 1 [76]
Savoia-Marchetti SM.91 - heavy fighter / bomber 1943 n/a 2
Savoia-Marchetti SM.92 - heavy fighter / bomber 1943 n/a 1
Savoia-Marchetti SM.93 - dive bomber 1944 n/a 1
Savoia-Marchetti SM.95 - transport 1943 n/a 5 [77]

Captured[edit]

Repainted in Italian markings. Primarily used for evaluation. Other aircraft were captured but were not flyable.

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambrosini S.7" Ali e Uomini
  2. ^ "AVIA FL.3" Ali e Uomini
  3. ^ "Breda Ba.25" Ali e Uomini
  4. ^ "Breda Ba.44" Ali e Uomini
  5. ^ "Breda Ba.64" Ali e Uomini
  6. ^ "Breda Ba.65" Ali e Uomini
  7. ^ "Breda Ba.88" Ali e Uomini
  8. ^ "CANT Z.506B Airone" Ali e Uomini
  9. ^ "CANT Z:506C Airone" Ali e Uomini
  10. ^ "CANT Z:1007 Alcione" Ali e Uomini
  11. ^ "CANT Z.1012" Ali e Uomini
  12. ^ "Caproni Ca.100" Ali e Uomini
  13. ^ "Caproni Ca.111" Ali e Uomini
  14. ^ "Caproni Ca.133" Ali e Uomini
  15. ^ "Caproni Ca.135" Ali e Uomini
  16. ^ "Caproni Ca.148" Ali e Uomini
  17. ^ "Caproni Ca.164" Ali e Uomini
  18. ^ "Caproni A.P.1" Ali e Uomini
  19. ^ "Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli" Ali e Uomini
  20. ^ "Caproni Ca310 Libeccio" Ali e Uomini
  21. ^ "Caproni Ca.311" Ali e Uomini
  22. ^ "Caproni Ca.312" Ali e Uomini
  23. ^ "Caproni Ca.331" Ali e Uomini
  24. ^ "Dornier Do 217J" Ali e Uomini
  25. ^ "Douglas Dc-2" Ali e Uomini
  26. ^ "Douglas DC-3 Dakota"
  27. ^ "Fiat BR.20 Cicogna" Ali e Uomini
  28. ^ "Fiat BR.20M Cicogna" Ali e Uomini
  29. ^ "Fiat CR.32" Ali e Uomini
  30. ^ "Fiat C.R.42 Falco" Ali e Uomini
  31. ^ "Fiat G.8"
  32. ^ "Fiat G.12" Ali e Uomini
  33. ^ "Fiat G.18" Ali e Uomini
  34. ^ "Fiat G.50" Ali e Uomini
  35. ^ "FIat G.55" Ali e Uomini
  36. ^ "Fiat RS.14" Ali e Uomini
  37. ^ "Fieseler Fi 156 Storch" Ali e Uomini
  38. ^ "Fieseler Fi 156 Storch" Aeronautica Militare
  39. ^ "IMAM Ro.10"
  40. ^ "IMAM Ro.37 Lince" Ali e Uomini
  41. ^ "IMAM Ro.41" Ali e Uomini
  42. ^ "IMAM Ro.43"
  43. ^ "IMAM Ro.57" Ali e Uomini
  44. ^ "Junkers Ju 52" Ali e Uomini
  45. ^ "Macchi M.C.94"
  46. ^ "Macchi M.C.100"
  47. ^ Macchi "MC,200 Saetta" Ali e Uomini
  48. ^ "Macchi MC.202" Ali e Uomini
  49. ^ "Macchi MC.205V" Ali e Uomini
  50. ^ "Messerschmitt Bf 110" Ali e Uomini
  51. ^ "Nardi FN305" Ali e Uomini
  52. ^ "Nardi FN.315" Ali e Uomini
  53. ^ "Nardi FN.316" Ali e Uomini
  54. ^ "Piaggio P.32" Ali e Uomini
  55. ^ "Piaggio P.108B" Ali e Uomini
  56. ^ "Piaggio P.108T" Ali e Uomini
  57. ^ Reggiane Re.2000
  58. ^ "Reggiane Re.2001" Ali e Uomini
  59. ^ "Reggiane Re.2002" Ali e Uomini
  60. ^ "Reggiane Re.2005" Ali e Uomini
  61. ^ "SAIMAN 200" Ali e Uomini
  62. ^ "SAIMAN 202" Ali e Uomini
  63. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti S:56" Aviastar
  64. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti S.66" Ali e Uomini
  65. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti S.73" Ali e Uomini
  66. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.74" Ali e Uomini
  67. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Marsupiale" Ali e Uomini
  68. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero" Ali e Uomini
  69. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello" Ali e Uomini
  70. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.82" Ali e Uomini
  71. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.83" Ali e Uomini
  72. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.84" Ali e Uomini
  73. ^ Savoia-Marchetti SM.85
  74. ^ Savoia-Marchetti SM.86
  75. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.87" Ali e Uomini
  76. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.89" Ali e Uomini
  77. ^ "Savoia-Marchetti SM.95" Ali e Uomini

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Captured from Yugoslavia
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Captured from France
  3. ^ received in exchange for LeO 451 given to Germany
  4. ^ a b Captured from British Royal Air Force during desert war.
  5. ^ a b Captured from United States Army Air Forces following accidental landing at the wrong airfield.
  6. ^ a b Captured from British Fleet Air Arm.

Bibliography[edit]

  • D'Amico, F.; Valentini, G. (1986). Regia Aeronautica Vol. 2: Pictorial History of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana and the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force, 1943-1945. Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal. ISBN 0897471857. 
  • Dunning, Chris (2009). Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force 1940-1943. Hikoki Publications. ISBN 978-1902109091. 
  • Dunning, Chris (2009). Regia Aeronautica: The Italian Air Force 1923-1945 – An Operational History. Hersham, Surrey, UK: Classic Publications (Ian Allan Publishing). ISBN 978-1906537029. 
  • Sgarlato, Nico (1979). Italian Aircraft of World War II. Warren, Michigan: Squadron/Signal. ISBN 0897470869. 
  • Thompson, Jonathan W. (1963). Italian Civil and Military aircraft 1930-1945. USA: Aero Publishers. ISBN 0816865000. OCLC 63–17621.