Luigi Gorrini’s Macchi MC.205 Veltro

Regarded by many as the finest Italian fighter of World War II, the MC.205 Veltro (Greyhound) was an evolution of the Folgore and proved a match to the best front-line American fighters such as the P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang.


 Italy, Macchi MC.205 Series III, MM.92302, Luigi Gorrini, 1a Squadriglia, 1944

Luigi Gorrini was the most succesful Veltro pilot, having achieved 14 of his 19 victories on the type. He flew this aircraft with 1a Squadriglia “Asso di bastoni”, 1° Grupo Caccia, in 1944.

Italy, Macchi MC.205 Series III, MM.92302, Luigi Gorrini, 1a Squadriglia, 1944 detail

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