Macchi C.205 Veltro
by Luca Bossi
Macchi C.205 Veltro
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.205
Veltro is available online from
Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Aermacchi C.205 " Veltro" (Grayhound).
This is a C.205 "Veltro" MM92575, with first serie wings but with 2 X
20mm guns , of Squadriglia Autonoma “Montefusco” , Gruppo Complementare
Caccia – Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR), Venaria Reale airbase
( Torino – Turin - north Italy ) in March 1944.
I built this kit some years ago straight from the box with the
camouflage in the first photo on the last page of the Squadron "in
But, after 10 years, I decided to modified this camouflage reproducing
the airplane of the first fighter group organized after the Mussolini’s
government defeat , employed for the defence of the industrial area of
the north-west Italy , in particular near Turin , Genoa and Milan ,
there weren't , and today too, the most important aircraft industries (
Fiat – Aermacchi – Piaggio ).
You can see, in photo 0-1-2-3-4, the old camouflage and the improvement
in particular inside the landing gear box.
Also the external gun sights are in thin metallic wire; as is the early
stub radio mast.
In foto n.7-8-9 , ecc the camouflage operations , the text of “ ali e
colori “ ( wings and colours “) , Italian book that inspired my
The camouflage consists of a standard scheme dubbed smoke rings. This
comprises a base of Giallo Mimetico 4 (mimetic brown ) and verde
mimetico 2 ( dark green )and Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1 (Light Blue Gray )
I used exclusively a mixture of Tamiya basic colours , Gunze and Humbrol.
Decals are a combination of Hasegawa, Tauro Model and Sky Models.
Macchi C.202 – 205 in action -
AIRCRAFT No.41 --- Squadron/Signal publications
Aer.Macchi C.202 – 205 Ali e Colori
--- La Bancarella Aeronautica
Storia Militare No. 111 ---
Albertelli Edizioni Speciali SrL
i caccia della serie 5 ( series 5
fighter ) Albertelli Edizioni
various reference photos
the thumbnails below to view larger images:
|Italian Aces of World War
Aircraft of the Aces 34
Author: Giorgio Apostolo
Illustrator: Richard Caruana
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: £12.99
November 25, 2000
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1841760781
Text, Images and Model Copyright ©
2004 by Luca Bossi
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27 September, 2005
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