The Fiat CR.42 Falco was a single-seat sesquiplane fighter which served primarily in Italy's Regia Aeronautica before and during World War II. The aircraft was produced by the Turin firm, and entered service, in smaller numbers, with the air forces of Belgium, Sweden and Hungary. With more than 1,800 built, it was the most widely produced Italian aircraft to take part in World War II. The Fiat CR.42 was the last of the Fiat biplane fighters to enter front line service as a fighter, and represented the epitome of the type.
Fiat CR.42 in The War That Came EarlyEdit
The CR.42 was the only major Italian fighter present in Libya when the Italians opened attack on the British in Egypt as punishment for leaving the alliance. As the fighting moved back into Libya, the CR.42 constantly duelled with Gladiators in the skies above, giving many World War I veterans a sense of deja vu.