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"What WWII Italian bomber is this?" Topic

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Schogun30 May 2020 10:36 a.m. PST

I cannot identify the bombers in the piece of art at:

And can anyone identify the art itself? Source/link/store/artist?


Acronim30 May 2020 10:46 a.m. PST
Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 May 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

Blenheim in Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force markings.

Schogun30 May 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

Ah, yes. The Italian markings threw me off.

And thanks for educating me about the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force.

BillyNM30 May 2020 11:48 a.m. PST

Surely it's Free French, not Italian?

Yesthatphil30 May 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

Yes … looks French to me, too.


Mr J197030 May 2020 12:28 p.m. PST

Its A Bristol Blenheim in Free French service, the artwork loos like a modern computer render shall we say "more than a little inspired" by the classic airfix box art of Roy Cross 1968. However looking at the link, the revision is by Airfix so they must own the copyright.


Roy Cross was to aircraft what Angus McBride was for Military Illustration! Both true masters of their craft.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 May 2020 2:50 p.m. PST

Yes, my bad. It is Free French. What threw me off is I have decal sheet with both Italian pre-43 roundels and the Free French roundels and crosses. Go figure.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2020 8:32 p.m. PST
Major Mike31 May 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

Looks almost like this


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