Kagero's Fiat G.55 Centauro


Anirudh Rao






Scott Van Aken

Notes: Top Drawings #131.
ISBN 978-83-67294-06-5

Plans have become a staple amongst modelers and enthusiasts over the last decade or so. Kagero has been one company that has embraced this trend with a now rather extensive catalog of books that focus on this aspect of the hobby.

This particular book is part of their Top Drawings series that has become very popular with modelers. The subject this time around is the Fiat G.55 Centauro. This aircraft is considered to be one of the best fighters produced by Italy during WWII. Italy generally did great airframes, but not so much when it came to engines. Thanks to the Germans, Fiat was able to install a DB.605, which provided the power and reliability that was needed.

Though few were completed during the war, post war, a fair number were constructed for export included a dedicated two seat trainer. These were sold to several nations including Argentina, Syria, and Egypt.

Typical of the series, when it comes to aircraft you get drawings in all the major scales. The 1/72  and the 1/48 drawings cover all the variants. Due to the size, the 1/32  plans are on very large fold-out sheets. You are also provided with several profiles and a four view in full color.

A very nice addition to a popular series.

February 2023

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