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03-16-2008, 04:22 PM
what do you think that would happened if Italy had deployed fighters like the Re.2005 or the Fiat G55
earlier in the war?? do you think that Italy would go fully sided with the nazis untill 1945? or it would happen the same thing, half of the country would be co belligerent with the allies anyways?

03-16-2008, 04:31 PM
What difference would the fighters have made? I'm sorry but that is very minor compared to Italy attacking Greece in 1940 or needing to get bailed out in North Africa or sending troops to participate in Barbarossa.

03-17-2008, 06:17 AM
Italy didn't fail in WW2 because of it's fighters, it failed because it was Italy.

03-17-2008, 06:20 AM

Für Italiener Ausreichende Technik

But seriously - I dont think that the fighters matter a lot.
It was much more the misslead and misstrained officer corps and Mussos "brilliant" strategical efford that were the problems.

03-17-2008, 12:38 PM
The Italian Air Force did not have the manpower or the aircraft to deal with the massive numbers of Allied planes that were good in their own respects. Their lapse of modern tactics in the early war ended up costing them dearly by relieving them of their best pilots. Regardless of plane type, they were very overwhelmed.