Pilots of the first naval squadron

Photograph

Description

English

This photograph shows pilots from the first naval squadron standing in front of their aeroplane. The pilots were engaged to support the operational needs of the navy in the water. Naval action started in Italy in 1913, although at the beginning of the war Italy only had about 150 aircraft and 91 pilots. The Italian Air Force was far inferior to that of its enemies. But by 1916, there were 1,225 aircraft.

Il Mondo was a weekly publication in Rome between 1949 and 1966 focusing on politics and culture.

Italian

All'inizio del conflitto l'Italia contava solo di circa 150 aerei e 91 piloti. L’aviazione italiana era in condizioni di netta inferiorità rispetto quelle degli avversari e degli altri belligeranti. Solo nel 1916 l’industria nazionale, sotto l’impulso della necessità, era riuscita a produrre 1.225 aerei. I piloti navali erano impegnati in azioni aree a sostegno delle esigenze operative della Marina. L’azione navale prese l’avvio in Italia nel 1913.

Il Mondo è stato un settimanale di politica e cultura pubblicato a Roma negli anni 1949-66.

Full title
Pilots of the first naval squadron
Published
1917
Format
Photograph
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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
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