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Royal Italian Air Force
 
Aircraft
Designation Manufacturer Type Intro Number [1]
Ba.25 Società Italiana Ernesto Breda Trainer Biplane 1931 753
Ba.44 Società Italiana Ernesto Breda Transport Biplane 1934 11
Ba.65 Nibbio (Hawk) Società Italiana Ernesto Breda Ground Attack Plane 1935 201
Ba.88 Lince (Lynx) Società Italiana Ernesto Breda Ground Attack Plane 1936 149
Bf-109G Messerschmitt (Germany) Fighter 1941 80
Bf-110C Messerschmitt (Germany) Twin-eingined Fighter 1939 3
BR.20 Cicogna (Stork) FIAT Bomber 1936 514
Ca.111 Caproni Light Bomber, Reconnaissance 1932 154
Ca.133 Caproni Bomber, Transport 1934 417
Ca.309 Ghibli (Desert Wind) Caproni Reconnaissance, Transport 1936 243
Ca.310 Libeccio (Southwest Wind) Caproni-Begamaschi
Also delivered to Norway (4), Peru (16), Yugoslavia (24)
Light Bomber 1937 256
Ca.311 Caproni-Begamaschi
Also delivered to Yugoslavia (5) and Croatia (10)
Light Bomber, Reconnaissance, Liaison 1939 320
Ca.313 Caproni
Also delivered to Sweden (84), Vichy France (5); Germany (50–60)
Multi-Role 1939 122
Ca.314 Caproni Light Bomber, Reconnaissance, Trainer 1941 407
CR.25bis FIAT Reconnaissance, Transport 1937 12
CR.32 FIAT
Also delivered to Austria (45), China (9), Hungary (88), Paraguay (5),
Venezuela (9), Spain (≈ 380, including at least 100 licensed production)
Fighter Biplane 1933 1053
CR.42 Falco (Falcon) FIAT
Also delivered to Belgium (23), Germany (112), Hungary (72), Sweden (72)
Fighter Biplane 1938 1553
D.520 Dewoitine (France) Fighter 1938 47
Do-217J Dornier (Germany) Night Fighter 1941 12
F.5 Scuola di Aviazione Caproni
Aircraft were known as Caproni Vizzola, as the school was at Vizzola Ticino
Fighter 1939 13
F.6M Scuola di Aviazione Caproni
Aircraft were known as Caproni Vizzola, as the school was at Vizzola Ticino
Fighter 1941 2
FC.20bis FIAT-CANSA (Costruzioni Aeronautiche Novaresi S.A.) Fighter 1941 12
FN.305 Fratelli Nardi
Also delivered to Chile (9), France (41), Hungary (50),
Rumania (155, including 124 licensed production)
Trainer, Utility 1935 345
G.12T FIAT Transport 1941 104
G.50 Freccia (Arrow) FIAT Fighter 1937 782
G.55 Centauro (Centaur) FIAT Fighter 1942 105
Ju-87R-2 Picchiatello (Little Woodpecker)   Junkers (Germany) Bomber 1939 110
Ju-87D-3 Junkers (Germany) Bomber 1942 49
Ju-88A-4 Junkers (Germany) Bomber 1940 50
LeO-451 Lioré et Olivier (France) Bomber 1937 27
MC.200 Saetta (Lightning Flash)
also seen as C.200
Macchi (MC = Macchi Castoldi) Fighter 1937 1153
MC.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)
also seen as C.202
Macchi (MC = Macchi Castoldi) Fighter 1940 1106
MC.205 Veltro (Greyhound)
also seen as C.205
Macchi (MC = Macchi Castoldi) Fighter 1942 250
MC.205N Orione (Orion)
also seen as C.205
Macchi (MC = Macchi Castoldi) Fighter 1942 2
P.108 Bombardiere (Bomber) Piaggio Strategic Bomber 1939 24
Re.2000 Falco I (Falcon I) Reggiane
Also delivered to Sweden (60), Hungary (70).
Licensed production by Hungary as Héja (Falcon) (170–203)
Fighter 1939 28
Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II) Reggiane Fighter 1940 243
Re.2002 Ariete (Aries) Reggiane Fighter-Bomber 1940 201
Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer) Reggiane Fighter 1942 36
Ro.37 Lince (Lynx) Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali (IMAM)
Also delivered to Uruguay (10), Afghanistan (16), Hungary (14),
Austria (8), Ecuador (1)
Reconnaissance Biplane 1933 619
Ro.41 IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali)
Also delieverd to Spain (28)
Fighter-Trainer Biplane 1934 743
Ro.43 IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali) Bi-Winged Reconnaissance Floatplane,
(Ship-Based, Catapult-Launched)
1934 194
Ro.44 IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali) Bi-Winged, Fighter Floatplane 1935 35
Ro.57 IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali) Fighter-Bomber 1939 ≈ 10–15
Ro.57bis IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali) Dive-Bomber 1939 201
Ro.63 IMAM (Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali) Short Take-Off and Landing, Utility 1940 6
RS.148 FIAT-CMASA (Costruzioni Meccaniche Aeronautiche SA) Long-Range Reconnaissance Floatplane 1939 186
SAI.207 SAI-Ambrosini (Società Aeronautica Italiana) Fighter 1940 16
SM.73 Savoia-Marchetti
Also delivered to Belgium (12), Czechoslovakia (6)
Transport 1934 50
SM.74 Savoia-Marchetti Transport 1934 3
SM.75 Marsupiale (Marsupial) Savoia-Marchetti
Also delivered to Hungary (5)
Transport 1937 94
SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk) Savoia-Marchetti
Also delieverd to Brazil (3), Iraq (4), Spain (100), Yugoslavia (45),
Rumania (104, including 72 licensed production)
Bomber / Torpedo-Bomber 1934 1217
SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat) Savoia-Marchetti
Also delivered to China (3), Spain (65)
Bomber / Transport 1935 535
SM.82 Canguro (Kangaroo) Savoia-Marchetti Bomber / Transport 1939 721
SM.83 Savoia-Marchetti
Also deliveredto Belgium (4), Rumnaia (3)
Transport 1937 45
SM.84 Savoia-Marchetti Bomber / Torpedo-Bomber 1940 309
SM.85 Savoia-Marchetti Dive-Bomber 1938 36
SM.86 Savoia-Marchetti Bomber (prototypes only) 1940 2
Z.501 Gabbiano (Seagull) CRDA (Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico);
also known as CANT (Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini)
Also delivered to Spain (11), Rumania (12)
Recon Flying Boat 1934 453
Z.506 Airone (Heron) CRDA (Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico);
also known as CANT (Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini)
Also delivered to Poland (1); Spain (4)
Flying Boat 1935 324
Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher) CRDA (Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico);
also known as CANT (Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini)
Bomber 1937 561
Z.1018 Leone (Lion) CRDA (Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico);
also known as CANT (Cantieri Aeronautici e Navali Triestini)
Bomber 1939 17
[1] Number of aircraft built or used

Source:
    Chris Dunning
    "Courage Alone: The Italian Air Force 1940–1943"
    Hikoki Publications, Crowborough, UK, 2010
 
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