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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The "Sparviero" is certainly among the most popular Italian aircraft in the world for its exploits both in peace and in war. Born for civilian use, it immediately distinguished itself for its outstanding handling and speed, quickly conquering many speed records over distance with various loads. The Italian success of the Istres - Damascus - Paris race in 1937 and the transoceanic flight of 1938, with three aircraft which departed from Guidonia (Rome) , arrived in Rio de Janeiro. Its first use as a bomber in the Regia Aeronautica is due to the Spanish conflict, but it is above all from its use on all fronts in the Second World War that its vast popularity derives. In the air and naval field he was the torpedo bomber of the battles in the Mediterranean, where he obtained undoubted successes with the sinking of numerous enemy ships, earning him the nickname "Gobbo Maledetto". All this, however, at the cost of numerous aircraft losses and human lives. The one on display is one of the two specimens recovered in Lebanon. It was restored with the insignia of the glorious 278th Squadriglia Aerosiluranti, named after Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia. The second example, still with the Lebanese insignia, is exhibited at the Caproni Museum in Trento.

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Preserved at Italian Air Force museum of Vigna di Valle. The "Sparviero" is certainly among the most popular Italian aircraft in the world for its exploits both in peace and in war. Born for civilian use, it immediately distinguished itself for its outstanding handling and speed, quickly conquering many speed records over distance with various loads. The Italian success of the Istres - Damascus - Paris race in 1937 and the transoceanic flight of 1938, with three aircraft which departed from Guidonia (Rome) , arrived in Rio de Janeiro. Its first use as a bomber in the Regia Aeronautica is due to the Spanish conflict, but it is above all from its use on all fronts in the Second World War that its vast popularity derives. In the air and naval field he was the torpedo bomber of the battles in the Mediterranean, where he obtained undoubted successes with the sinking of numerous enemy ships, earning him the nickname "Gobbo Maledetto". All this, however, at the cost of numerous aircraft losses and human lives. The one on display is one of the two specimens recovered in Lebanon. It was restored with the insignia of the glorious 278th Squadriglia Aerosiluranti, named after Carlo Emanuele Buscaglia. The second example, still with the Lebanese insignia, is exhibited at the Caproni Museum in Trento.

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