G.80/G.82

Federico Anselmino

December 9th, that date is important because on that day, in 1951, it made the first flight G.80, the first Italian jet trainer. Although produced in Turin the historical flight happened to Amendola, military airport where the prototype was transported from Turin.
Date Published :
April 2016
Publisher :
Aviation Collectables
Contributor(s) :
Claudio Col, Mauro Cini
Series :
Italian Aviation Series
Illustration :
fully illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788894105049
Pages : 52
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$19.95

Overview
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December 9th, that date is important because on that day, in 1951, it made the first flight G.80, the first Italian jet trainer. Although produced in Turin the historical flight happened to Amendola, military airport where the prototype was transported from Turin. The choice was obligatory because the Turin track was not long enough to guarantee operations with the new FIAT airplane. The history of the G.80, and of the subsequent improved version, the G.82, deserve to be known. The fifties, in Italy, were the pioneering times of the design of the first jets, the industries were trying to recover from the recent destruction of the war and were looking for markets to restart production. In this context the FIAT initiative, at the time led by prof. Valletta, who authorized Ing. Gabrielli to the project.

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"Color photos, B&W shots, color profiles, and tech-manual excerpts season the study. Extended, explanatory captions accompany images. And reproductions of period Italian magazine covers even augment the account!"

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