Courage Alone The Italian Air Force 1940-1943 Chris Dunning
Hikoki Publications (Crecy Publications Ltd) - ISBN 9 781902 109091
Courage Alone, p315
… Count Caprioni vainly tried to dissuade Mussolini from entering the war as the Caprioni company has a large order for Ca 313s from the RAF!
The RAF buying commissions in America are well known, I hadn’t known they were looking in Italy. How different would things have been if Mussolini had listened to the count?
How many of our campaigns are flown in the desert or the Med?
For our opponents, we have a glut of information about the LW, but information about the Regia Aeronautica (RA) has been lacking.
Courage Alone offers a good general introduction to the RA from the Battle of France to the Armistice.
I list a selection from the the 20 (approx) chapter headings:[ul]
[li]Unit histories Groupi, including equipment and theatre of opperation.
[/li][li]Unit histories Independant Squadriglie, including base of operation and aircraft used.
[/li][li]Orders of Battle for major campaigns
[/li][/ul]Are you are planning a war, a general co-op, or a DF involving RA units?
This volume will give you most of the information you need to select types, allocate forces, and plan the action.