Campini Caproni Jet
Italy's First Jet Aircraft
By; Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
This is the box top of a kit I bought in Italy I beat the box up on my return to America. I could not fit the kit in my suitcase so I carried it in a plastic bag.
I scanned the artwork above because it is good. Just think how "Space-Age" the aircraft looked to the citizens back in 1940. This was "Buck Rogers" level of advancement. Remember it was not this Jet that the Italians entered the war with, it was World War one era bi-winged fighters with open cockpits.
This jet in real life is huge. It was as large as a F4 or a F-105 but the CC-2 was thicker.
The construction of the Jet looked like a Rolls Royce "type" of quality. The aircraft just looked special. I was impressed when I saw one in real life. The Italians are known for their race planes and race cars, but this design is still more Rolls Royce than a Ferrari. One thing for sure is that this Jet airplane is huge. Just like the Luftwaffe, Donier Do-335, they were both "over-sized."
This is as clean a design as you could ever want. This is slick!
The profile of the overall shape is simple yet it is perfect for the type or style which is based on the size of the engine.
The engine is large so the fuselage is large.
This is Ugo Drago, a friend, and the artist, (me) standing next to one of the "first jet aircraft in history." I love the cockpit area.
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If you have ever wanted to commission your own painting please let me know. I will do you a good job. Remember also my style of artwork. I can paint or render anything. If the artwork you want is something very special then I will use the funds to publish a print of the artwork. I love the Italian aircraft. I went to Italy and visited an aviation Museum when I was there. I am so stupid in that I did not remember the name of the Museum.
I do remember the museum was inside the crater of a volcano that also had a very large lake. The lake was used in the past for sea planes. The Italians were famous for their sea planes. And their beautiful sea-plane racers. I saw several of these racers in the Museum. They were painted bright red and my eyes popped out of my head. They were so beautiful. The Museum also had one of these Campini Caproni jets on display. I was flabbergasted! They sold a model airplane of the jet in the gift shop so I had to have it. I Crushed the box on the way back to America but I got it back and was looking at the box and the instructions the other day and scanned all the art on the box and the directions.
Anyway, this is really an incredible achievement for the Italians. Their jet development progressed like the other countries but the Italians were quick. The problem was that the War started and knocked this project off the drawing boards. At least one of the magnificent jet aircraft is still with us. And I saw it with my own eyes!
Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
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Posted and Counter Started August 10, 2011