CR.42 Falco Assault Section (IBX19) Contains two metal CR.42 Falco bi-planes, two plastic stands. one decal sheet and one Unit card.
When the CR.42 Falco ('Falcon') biplane finished its days as a fighter, it found a new role as a ground-attack 'assault' aircraft. This rugged and reliable aircraft was easy to maintain and fly, allowing it to perform well in its new job.
It was in the North African theatre that the CR.42 is performed at its best. Experienced Italian pilots, the majority of them being veterans of the Spanish Civil War, employed the exceptional manoeuvrability of the CR.42 to great effect, enabling successful attacks against RAF Gladiators, Hurricanes and Spitfires.