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OK-FS was an Italian Fiat Cr.42 “Falco” (Hawk) fighter, captured intact on Tripoli's Castel Benito Airfield in January 1943 after the Axis retreat, and “enlisted” by the No. 450 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force which was deployed there from 24 January 1943 until 14 February 1943.
 
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|caption = OK-FS at Castel Benito
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|designation = [[:Category:Fiat CR.42|Fiat CR.42]]
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=History=
 
'''OK-FS''' was one of two Italian [[:Category:Fiat CR.42|Fiat CR.42 “Falco” (Hawk)]] fighters that were captured intact at Tripoli's Castel Benito Airfield in January 1943 after the Axis retreat, and “enlisted” by the No. 450 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, which was deployed there from 24 January 1943 until 14 February 1943.<ref>http://www.ww2incolor.com/australian-forces/CR42-OK-FS-450-SQN-RAAF-CASTELBENITO-1-43.html</ref>
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The aircraft's later history is unknown, but it was presumably scrapped.
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[[Category:World War 2]]
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[[Category:Fiat CR.42]]
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[[Category:Original serial unknown]]

Latest revision as of 11:49, 27 January 2018

History[]

OK-FS was one of two Italian Fiat CR.42 “Falco” (Hawk) fighters that were captured intact at Tripoli's Castel Benito Airfield in January 1943 after the Axis retreat, and “enlisted” by the No. 450 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force, which was deployed there from 24 January 1943 until 14 February 1943.[1]

The aircraft's later history is unknown, but it was presumably scrapped.

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