Il Meraviglioso, a brief history of ItAF 9th Gruppo.  9788831993029

Il Meraviglioso, a brief history of ItAF 9th Gruppo.

Product code 9788831993029

€ 17.39


Series Italian Aviation Series 23

Publisher/Brand Aviation Collectibles Company

Author Gabriele Brancaccio

Format a4

No. Pages 64

Version Soft cover

Language Italian/English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory Italy

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Product description

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 chapters:
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
"A Vitriaria
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

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