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Macchi C.200 Serie XXI-XXIII

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Designed by the celebre engineer Mario Castoldi, the Macchi MC 200 has represented a significant production evolution of the Italian fighter aircrafts. Compared to the biplanes Fiat CR 32 and Fiat CR 42 that were the main Italian fighters squadrons structure at the beginning of the Second World War, the Macchi MC 200 distinguished itself, together with its contemporary Fiat G50, for its monoplane configuration and for the entire metallic airframe structure. The 14 radial cylinder Fiat A.74 RC 38 double star engine was able to release 840 HP and allowing the Macchi Mc 200 to reach speeds of 500 Km/H. In comparison with the Allied fighters, it resulted to be underpowered and, neither the less, a lower fire capacity. Two 12,7mm Breda-SAFAT machineguns mounted over the characteristic engine bulged nacelle, were the only onboard armament available. In the latest versions, two additional 7,7mm Breda-SAFAT machineguns were incorporated in the wings. It has been deployed by the Regia Aeronautica on the main Second World War fronts: Africa, Mediterranean Sea, Balkans and in Russia.

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Mercedes Benz 500 SLC

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During the 1960s Mercedes-Benz began development of a line of sports cars which were characterized by high performance and also great attention to aspects of motoring that would meet the requirements of the expanding “luxury” car market sector. The acronym SL (Sport and Leicht), identifies the various models that over the years have evolved and been presented to the market. In the 1970s, the German automotive group launched the R107 and C107 series in the Roadster and CoupĂ© versions, which went on to quickly achieve notable commercial success. Arising from the C107, the “top of the range” coupĂ© SLC 500 evolved, the production of which, lasted for almost a decade. With a 4973cc engine capable of delivering 237 HP the Mercedes SLC 500 became a benchmark for the “premium” market, which in the 1970s, also saw the origin of some iconic models, which even now, capture the imagination and dreams of many collector and classic car enthusiasts.

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Bedford QL Medium Truck

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The Bedford QL line of military trucks was established in the late 1930s for the British Army to have a more modern and flexible transport vehicle. Following the conclusion of testing in 1940 and in early 1941, the Bedford QLs were distributed to Army Corps, Regiments and other Units. For the duration of the war it was deployed on various fronts, proving to be a highly effective support vehicle for meeting both logistical and transportation needs due to its four-wheel drive and relatively low weight which further enhanced its load capacity. With its flexibility and robustness, it was also used for towing and transporting artillery pieces such as the 6 pounder anti-tank gun and the 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun. Equipped with a 72 horsepower 6-cylinder petrol engine, it was also notable for its ease of maintenance and repair, an important feature on the battlefield.

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