The Whif that wasn't: Fiat CR-42 USA

For some years I had the 1/48 Italeri kit of the Fiat CR-42. I wanted to do a whif of the kit and was looking for a good idea on markings. I had seen pictures of captured CR-42s in RAF markings and I got the idea to do one in US markings. I did some research, looked in Tony Butlers War Prizes and did not find any evidence of a CR-42 in US hands. I started building the model and was about to start painting when I found this:  

So my whif wasn’t a whif at all! I decided to finish the build regardless.  




Kit: 1/48 Italeri CR-42

Last updated: 26/12/2022