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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation AC112
Fiat G.55 Centauro Diecast Model
Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana, Italy, 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Fiat G.55 Centauro   5.25"   6.5"

The 1:72 Oxford replica of the G55 is from this time, decorated in the dark green and earth brown camouflage colours with light grey underside. The Italian national flag features on both sides of the fuselage and tail fins. The fuselage also sees the Squadra insignia Cantauro Serie 1 MM 91147 printed on both sides in blue and yellow. One unusual detail comprises the black and white squares containing the fasces (bundle) on both the upper and underside of the wings. This is an Italian symbolic "bundle" which goes back to Roman times, representing wooden rods tied together with an axe in the middle. The ANR carried on this tradition, putting the feature on their G55 aircraft during WWII. The propeller spinner is also black and white; the blades are black with yellow tips. Exhausts pipes are rusty brown and the pitot tubes silver.

The Fiat G55 was such an effective little aircraft that it caught the attention of the German Luftwaffe who had captured examples for evaluation in Germany. They went on to manufacture some G55s but it was late in the day for them and production was small. However, later Italian production echoed the German influence.

Fiat G.55 Centauro

Designed as an all-metal single-seat fighter monoplane, the G.55 was first flown on April 30th, 1942.

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Oxford Diecast Oxford Aviation

The Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft.

Oxford Diecast "Oxford Aviation" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Permanently retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Fixed, non-spinning plastic propellers.
  • No pilot figures.

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