The Freccia did indeed take part in the Spanish Guerra Civil, but just barely. The arrived at the end of 1938, when the war was drawing to close. In the last fortnight of the war the G.50s flew a number of high altitude patrols, but they encountered no Republican opposition. Furthermore, by then the number of “Russians” fighting was meagre. Let’s remember also not all Republicans were monolithic communists, anyway.
A truly stunning artwork nevertheless by the great Aldo Brovarone.