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Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Italy, ISBN/Box 9788831993029, Publisher/Brand Aviation Collectibles Company, Author Gabriele Brancaccio, Format a4, No. Pages 64, Version Soft cover, Language Italian/English
Written by Gabriele Brancaccio, appreciated historian as well as 1st W/O, still in service in Grosseto, the book tells the story of the 9th Gruppo which is, undoubtedly, one of the most famous and important unit of the Italian Air Force. Over 100 years of history! From birth in Villaverla, to the fighting in Africa, above Malta and at home. The reconstruction, the years with the Sabre and with the unforgettable F-104 Starfighter, finally the passage on the F-2000 Typhoon, always defending our skies!
A story not to be missed!
The origins of the IX Group
Reconstitution and the Second World War
Hunting on Malta
Paolo Voltan - the defense of Sicily
The post-war period
The arrival of the Starfighter
The "Typhoons" and the future
The new 9th Group
The casaccia of the IX Group
The "Ballade" of the IX Caccia Group
Appendices (acknowledgements and bibliography)
33 photographs in b / w
85 color photographs
2 patch reproductions