It has been from the early 20th century that the stories of the Italian Air Force, Leonardo and the Italian aeronautics industry have been interwoven through the events of over a hundred years. A journey dotted with the technological innovations that have marked the history of the Italian nation.
M.39, 1926 On Nov. 13, 1926, M.39, with Maj. De Bernardi at the controls, won the 9th Schneider Cup in Norfolk, covering the 350-kilometer circuit at an average of 396.7 km/h and setting a new world speed record for seaplanes.
Agello Record Agello M.C.72, 23.10.1934 On 23 October 1934, in Desenzano del Garda, Warrant Officer Francesco Agello raised the world speed record to 709.209 kmph, flying this Macchi C.72 powered by a Fiat AS.6 engine capable of up to 3,000 HP.
Visit of Military Academy students at the Agusta plant, Cascina Costa di Samarate (Varese) 1968 In the background an AB 205. Archivio Storico Agusta, Cascina Costa (VA)
Visit by Military Academy students to the Agusta plant in 1967 In the background an AB204. Archivio Storico Agusta, Cascina Costa (VA)
First joint exercise in Moron, 2004 4 Nation first joint exercise in Moron. The 11 Squadron RAF, 9 Squadron ITAF, 732 Squadron of JG-73 GAF and111 Squaron from ALa-11 SPAF are in echelon. The aircrat are from RAF Coningsby, England, Grosseto, Italy, Laage, Germany and Moron, Spain.
The Italian Air Foce and Leonardo, 100 years together in flight
the first S.V.A. enter the Servizio Aeronautico
the aircraft adopted by Frecce Tricolori
the Eurofighter Typhoon enter the service with the Italian Air Force
helicopter models for the Italian Air Force from the beginnings to the present
Italian Air Force NH500 used to train the helicopter pilots of all the armed forces
of the avionics on board the Eurofighter Typhoon realised by Leonardo
M-346 Integrated Training System, a unicum integrating real and simulated flight
A 100-year story
Flight, innovation and industry.
The long story of the Italian Air Force and Leonardo