“IMPRESSIONI DI VOLO” BY AMERIGO CONTINI

Flight lieutenant Amerigo Contini loved to fly and loved to draw postcards. Fighting in the Great War – during which, for the first time in history, airplanes became a crucial tactical and strategic asset – offered him plenty of opportunities and material for both activities. It was, after all, the time when the air fleet of the Kingdom of Italy went from 150 aircrafts in 1915 to 6,488 by the end of the conflict, in 1918.

Contini’s “Impressioni di volo” (“Impressions of flight”) celebrate the epic of Caproni’s devices for the Italian Royal Air Force.

Photos via:
www.avia-it.com/act/avianew_index.asp

December 15, 2013