The CR.32 Falco was a handsome and highly maneuverable bi-plane fighter. During General Franco's fight with the Republicans for the control of Spain from 1936 - 39, no fewer than 477 CR.32s were involved, with an astounding 709 confirmed aerial victories, and an additional 320 kills claimed, against just 62 losses. As these statistics reveal, the CR.32 was the unrivaled master of the skies over Spain. By the war's end, the five leading aces of the conflict were all Spanish CR.32 pilots. Their exploits, and those of the other leading CR.32 aces, are examined for the first time in English in this exciting volume.
About the Author
Alfredo Logoluso is an aeronautical engineer and formerly an officer the missile Air Defence section of the Italian Air Force. He has worked in both the military and civil aerospace industries. For many years he has researched the aeronautical history of the Spanish Civil War, writing numerous articles for Italy's specialist press on the subject. One of his primary contacts is Angelo Emiliani, who was the first Italian researcher to document the air war in Spain.
Praise for Fiat CR.32 Aces of the Spanish Civil War…
"When you combine great prose with the superlative period photos of the men and their aircraft along with an outstanding selection of color profiles, then you have a book that is both interesting and informative. It makes for a great read and is one that I have no trouble recommending to you." - Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness
"Detailed text, lots of rare photos, and a wide variety of color profiles illustrating many different and complex color schemes make this book a good value." -Air Classics
"History blends with technical specs and military strategy for an outstanding presentation!" - The Midwest Book Review, October 2010
"...Fiat CR.32 Aces is a character-driven chronicle, offering a wealth of information on the Nationalist/Fascist side of numerous air actions." -Jon Guttman, Aviation History (July 2011)