Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco: 1940-41

Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco: 1940-41


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849087087
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Series: Duel Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Swede Håkan Gustavsson has researched the use of biplane fighters in World War II for many years. He runs one of the internet's oldest and largest aviation sites (, featuring biographies of pilots who flew biplane fighters during World War II. He has been in contact with numerous pilot veterans, and their families, over the past two decades, unearthing first-hand accounts and other invaluable material relating to their often forgotten wartime exploits.

Ludovico Slongo is a promising aviation historian based in the Italian city of Padova. He has been researching the history of military aviation during World War II for more than 15 years, focusing on pilots, units and operations of the Italian Regia Aeronautica. Together with Håkan Gustavsson, he is working on a number of research projects related to the air war in North Africa and the Mediterranean.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chronology 6

Design and Development 8

Technical Specifications 16

The Strategic Situation 21

The Combatants 32

Combat 44

Statistics and Analysis 70

Aftermath 77

Further Reading 79

Index 80

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"Håkan Gustavsson and Ludovico Slongo aim "to produce an unbiased account of what really happened, and provide a fair description for both of the sides involved" in Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco: 1940–41 – the latest, fascinating installment in OSPREY's acclaimed "Duel" series. And what a terrific tale it is."
—David L. Veres, (January 2013)

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