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    Default Fiat G.59-4B flies in Germany

    Article in the January edition of Fana de l'Aviation n° 578 about the Fiat G.59, a two seat trainer version of the G.55 fighter, with a V12 RR Merlin engine.
    The G.59 registered D-FIAT made its first flight after restoration at Bremgarten on 22nd November 2017.
    Meier Motors bought the aircraft in October 2015 from Guido Zuccoli's widow.
    Built in 1950 with serial n° 1789 it served in the Italian flight test squadron as MM.53278 and fuselage code RS-25.
    1/3rd page photo of aircraft on ground with engine running just after the flight.

    If any of our Italian friends want copies of this edition, let me know
    "Sit and spin the fire". Extract from Topsy Turvey Land, a poem by William Brighty Rands.
    "In the bar everyone knows what they should have done - the problem is in applying it in the heat of the action". F Barthe RIP

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    Sorry Topsy for the late replay!

    ty for the info!

    i think that many 51 followed the restoration of G59 on meiers motor’s facebook page!

    i’m mainly interestedl in ww2 era planes but probably i should study the g59 to understand better how the g55 flew! (But i don’t undeerstand much french so no french magazines )

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