Piaggio P.108B Bombardiere: La Fortezza Volante.

Piaggio P.108B Bombardiere: La Fortezza Volante

Impressive at first sight, the P-108 was less so after close examination.It was,that for sure,a robust airframe equipped with a innovative turret defence system but its performances and payload were quite modest. Its Piaggio P.XII engines suffered the usual Italian WW2 malady: so-so power output and reliability.
Very few were built -the Italian industry couldn’t do better- and they were used in some of the “prestige” attacks to Gibraltar and other less glamorous missions.They even tested a quite efficient gunship variant for anti-ship duties:the P.108A Artigliere.

Awesome night image.The P.108B Bombardiere sure looked the part, no doubt about that

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