Название: Ali d'Italia 15: Piaggio P.108
Автор: Giancarlo Garello
Издательство: La Bancarella Aeronautica, Torino
Формат: PDF в RAR
Язык: итальянский / английский
The Piaggio P.108 was designed to fulfill the Regia Aeronautica's concept of a heavy 4 engine strategic bomber. Completely modern in its design, it featured two remotely controlled gun turrets mounted on the wings behind the outer engines with 2 X 12.7mm machine guns in each turret. It was capable of carrying a 2000 kilogram (4400 pound) bombload at distance and was the aircraft Bruno Mussolini used as his "signature" aircraft. The P.108 took part in night raids on Gibralter and flew combat missions throughout the Mediterranean theater. Unfortunately for Italy, sufficient quantities of these powerful aircraft were never built due to a chronic shortage of materials. A transport version was also built and used by the Luftwaffe.
This high-quality series of monographs is exclusively devoted to Italian WW2 aircraft. The series is edited by Giorgio Apostolo, the best known and most respected Italian Aviation Historian and the author of several authoritative texts. The volumes contain text in both English and Italian and contain the history of each aircraft and a technical description of the planes. Each book is lavishly illustrated with drawings from original instruction manuals and never before seen photos. Technical drawings ( 6-views ) are provided in both 1/72 and 1/48 scales; colour profiles, views and cockpit interiors are also provided.