2012-03-24

Wings Over Syria : SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE & FIAT G.55


Supermarine Spitfire F 22 was one of the first fighters together with the Fiat G.55 to join SyAAF before the arrival of the first jet Meteor.
Ten ex-Egyptian airframes were acquired in late 1940s, all units were withdrawn from service in 1953.


Not too much info available about Spitfire history in SyAAF service or combat record,one very rare photo above showing wreckage of a Spitfire F 22 from which the artist above inspired its camo.


The Fiat G.55 is another fighter served for SyAAF when Syria bought its first squadron of G.55 and G.59 from Italy in late 1940s.
According to wikipedia, Syria placed an order for 30 similar aircraft, which by this time, were completely from new production as the stocks of G.55 components had been exhausted. Of these, 26 were single-seaters (designated G.59-2A) and the remaining 4 two-seaters (G.59-2B).


Another very rare photo for a SyAAF G.55 reg. 110, most probably in Neyrab AB.

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