Ro.37 found in Afghanistan

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Ro.37 found in Afghanistan

Post by Davide Pastore » 12 Mar 2006 21:54

Some Ro.37 (or what it has been left of them) has been found near Kabul (16 of them were exported to Afghanistan in 1938).

http://www.paginedidifesa.it/2006/pdd_060331.html

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Post by FACH » 16 Mar 2006 17:05

Extreme interesting!

Davide, here in my country (Chile) we have it some italian material before (and in) IIWW, like the Nardi FN.305 (9) and the Breda 65 (20). I hope some day I could find parts of this italian a/cs, like the turret of a Breda 65 who is in the Museum of the Chilean Air Force in Cerrillos, Santiago, Chile.

8-) FACH :D

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Post by a300mech » 17 Jul 2006 01:47

Sorry, I cannot read Italian. Are the remains of those aircraft going to be preserved, and/or restored?

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Post by Davide Pastore » 17 Jul 2006 05:14

a300mech wrote:Sorry, I cannot read Italian. Are the remains of those aircraft going to be preserved, and/or restored?
Who knows? Technically they are property of the Afghanistan government, so Italian soldiers can't simply take them and bring them home.

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Post by Sitzkrieg » 17 Jul 2006 12:02

Well, that did not stop the brits from looting Hawker Furies they found in Iraq.... Technically they were the property of the iraqi government, and would have been first-class material for an aviation museum there, when things calm down.

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Post by a300mech » 27 Jul 2006 11:42

Davide Pastore wrote:
Who knows? Technically they are property of the Afghanistan government, so Italian soldiers can't simply take them and bring them home.

Davide
Obviously I didn't mean to imply that ANYONE should "steal" them. However if the Afghans don't want them, it would be nice if the planes were sold, or donated to an organization with the means to preserve and hopefully restore them. :D

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Post by Cantankerous » 19 May 2022 01:38

a300mech wrote:
27 Jul 2006 11:42
Davide Pastore wrote:
Who knows? Technically they are property of the Afghanistan government, so Italian soldiers can't simply take them and bring them home.

Davide
Obviously I didn't mean to imply that ANYONE should "steal" them. However if the Afghans don't want them, it would be nice if the planes were sold, or donated to an organization with the means to preserve and hopefully restore them. :D
The IMAM Ro.37bis found in Afghanistan by Italian troops is now on display at the Vigna di Valle Museum in Italy.

Link:
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Afghani ... ce/1634945

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Re: Ro.37 found in Afghanistan

Post by ROLAND1369 » 22 May 2022 11:53

Here is what the aircraft looked like in 2004 when I was there.
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