The pretty G.12 was conceived by Giuseppe Gabrielli originally as an airliner, but first flown in 1940, these trimotors soon were turned into military transport aircraft. Still three-engined, in the good ole Italian tradition of the era, the G.12 had nevertheless an all-metal construction…quite a advance for them, certainly. After a very decent service during WW2, a few of the hundred built reverted to its originally intended peaceful role. Others soldiered with the Italian AF becoming in the process the last trimotors in service with them.
Superb study of the G.12 prototype. With its long fuselage and stall undercarriage the G.12 was a slick and imposing aircraft. Always attracted to those engine cowling with teardrop-shaped bulges.