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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. This fighter aircraft, designed by Eng. Rosatelli on the lines of the previous CR.30, was one of the most successful aircraft of its time and for years constituted the backbone of the Italian air forces, equipping the flocks until the beginning of the Second World War. The CR.32, one of the last Italian biplane fighters, was the happiest example of this now antiquated constructive formula. The entirely metal structure covered in canvas gave particular strength to the aircraft which, heavily used in the Spanish war, was considered a very formidable adversary even by the pilots of the most modern monoplane fighters against which it fought. The great maneuverability made it an ideal aircraft for aerial acrobatics: it equipped numerous aerobatic patrols in the 1930s. Built in over 1,000 specimens, it was exported to many foreign countries such as Austria, Spain, China, Hungary, Venezuela and Paraguay. The aircraft on display is a version of the Fiat C.R.32 built under license in Spain by Hispano Aviación, wearing the livery that belonged to an aircraft of the 24th Squadron, XVI Cucaracha Group.

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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. This fighter aircraft, designed by Eng. Rosatelli on the lines of the previous CR.30, was one of the most successful aircraft of its time and for years constituted the backbone of the Italian air forces, equipping the flocks until the beginning of the Second World War. The CR.32, one of the last Italian biplane fighters, was the happiest example of this now antiquated constructive formula. The entirely metal structure covered in canvas gave particular strength to the aircraft which, heavily used in the Spanish war, was considered a very formidable adversary even by the pilots of the most modern monoplane fighters against which it fought. The great maneuverability made it an ideal aircraft for aerial acrobatics: it equipped numerous aerobatic patrols in the 1930s. Built in over 1,000 specimens, it was exported to many foreign countries such as Austria, Spain, China, Hungary, Venezuela and Paraguay. The aircraft on display is a version of the Fiat C.R.32 built under license in Spain by Hispano Aviación, wearing the livery that belonged to an aircraft of the 24th Squadron, XVI Cucaracha Group.

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