Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni
(Gianni Caproni Museum of Aeronautics)
Trento Airport, Italy
June 2023
Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni, Trento. Established in 1927 at Taliedo, Milan it is Italy's oldest aviation museum.
Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni
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Left to right:
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (L-113, LR-AMC previously MM24499). Originally designed as a fast passenger transport, it picked up some 26 world records before seeing extensive wartime service. The Lebanese Air Force ordered four SM.79s in 1946, which were delivered in 1949 and used as military transports. From 1935 Italian Air Force introduced Bianco Avorio (white ivory) as overall finish for the bombers operated in their colonies. L-112 with L-113 were at Rayak AB in Lebanon in 1966 both in the Bianco Avorio scheme in open storage.
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Left to right:
Ansaldo SVA-5 (11777). Designed in 1916 it first flew on March 19, 1917. 11777 was flown by Gino Allegri over Vienna on August 9, 1918 to drop leaflets and take photographs, led by Gabriele d'Annunzio.
Breda Ba.19 (MM70019 registered I-ABCT). Flight tested from 1928 around 50 were constrcuted up till 1932. One example set a world record for inverted flight when flown by Captain Colacicchi. It is the only surviving example and is restored in the colours of Lt Andrea Zotti when flown at the National Air Races in America in 1932.
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Left to right: Caproni Ca.100 (MM56237 '7' registered I-DISC).
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Left to right: Caproni Ca.163 (I-WEST) built in 1938 by Caproni Taliedo. It did not go into production superceded by the Ca.164 of which 280 were built. It is the only example and was placed in the Caproni Museum after the war.
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Left to right: Fokker D.VIII (MM194). The fuselage was restored in 1991-1992 it is the only original example in the world. It was given to Italy in 1918 as war reparation.
Gabardini G.51bis (I-AXAQ) Italian built aerobatic trainer from the 1920s.
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Left to right: Caproni Ca.6 built in 1911 and flown at Malpensa.
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Left to right: Caproni Ca.9
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Left to right: Bristol Coanda (c/n 174). Designed by the Romanian designer Henri Coanda for the British company British and Colonial Aeroplane Company. It was delivered in November 1912, it is the only existing example.
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Left to right: Macchi MC.200 Saetta ('86-?') 86 Gruppo of the 54 Stormo Regia Aeronautica Italiana.
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Left to right: Lockheed F-104G Starfighter (MM6609 '3-01').