Model Airplane News
February, 1936

Model Airplane News Cover for February, 1936 by Jo Kotula FIAT CR-32

Model Airplane News Cover Art for February, 1936
by Jo Kotula
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The Fiat CR.32 was an Italian biplane fighter used in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. The CR.32 fought in North and East Africa, in Albania and in the Mediterranean theatre. The CR.32 saw service in the air forces of China, Austria, Hungary, Paraguay and Venezuela. Used extensively in Spanish Civil War, it gained a reputation as one of the outstanding fighter biplanes of all time. As more advanced monoplane designs were introduced, the CR-32 was obsolete by 1939.

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The Fiat CR.32 was designed by Celestino Rosatelli. Derived from earlier Fiat CR.30 designs, the CR.32 was a more streamlined and smaller biplane fighter. The prototype MM.201 first flew the 28 April 1933 from the Fiat company airstrip at Turin.

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