From the very beginning, most military air activity in Europe and in Italy took place on Farman aircrafts. Henry Farman's biplanes - with a small lower wing - were first put to use in warfare during the war with Libya with 4 squadrons following the Italian Army's expeditionary force. This plane has had many experimental uses: in particular, Alessandro Guidoni used one of them for the first attempts at floats, in preparation for the development of torpedo bombers. The model here on display is a flying reconstruction of the second type of aircraft which entered into service in the first Italian Air Force flight school, which opened in January 1910. This replice in 1:1 scale, made following the original plans and with period techniques, flew in 1956 at the Air show at Fiumicino. At the controls was the test pilot Evasio Ferretti.


  • Title: Ricci R-6 – replica

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