Fiat G.50 present one of the very important and wide used combat monoplane in Iaty in WW2. Operational use started in civil war in Spain and used until the last day of Italy in the war. Spain and Finland continue post war use of this airplane and last samples are scraped in the early ’50.

Fiat G.50 first prototype- featured two wing design, no armament, all round view canopy, high vertical tail and fuselage panels specific for first production block.

Port side view of the first production block. Feature is- external gun sight ring, high vertical tail, shorten upper cowling flap, all round view canopy.

Starboard side view of the first production block. Feature- access panel and side mounted air speed tube.

In Finland service this airplane hade a lot of modification. Feature of the lower sample- removed tail wheel cover, spiner cover. Also note non standard two small round openings.

Moderate conversion in Finish service. Feature- new spiner, aerial must in front of the wind shield, removed sliding canopy, new flap door, repainted rear cockpit canopy, removed tail wheel cover and front carburetor intake. Note small square access panel in front and bellow windscreen.

Converted prototype for the main manufacture series, Tetuccio Apperto. Feature- all major external details as first production block with converted canopy and rear section of the fuselage, behind the cockpit.

First official block of Fiat G.50. Feature- high vertical tail as on the first block, new design of the canopy and dorsal of the fuselage, absence of the fuselage paneling, long flap in the upper engine cowling, hinge line of the side engine access door in the higher position, no external ring gun sight.

Port side view of the first official production block. Feature- whole new set of the panels and entry step on the fuselage side, other details as on the profile above.

Modified sample in Finland. Feature- small round panel on the lower port side of the engine cowling, new panels on the fuselage behind the cockpit.

Same model but advanced modification in Finland. Feature- removed tail wheel cover, aerial must in front of windshield, removed carburator front intake duct, spiner from DB bomber.

Other modification in Finland service of this model. Feature- metal covered small panel in front of windshield, anti frost spiner, removed carburetor intake duct, removed tail wheel cover.

Fiat G.50, so called third serie. Feature- lower height of the vertical tail, third frame in the top side of the windscreen, lower position of the engine side door hinge.

Starboard side of the same model. Feature- different panel of the engine cowling.

Modification in Finland of this series. Feature- spinner from DB bomber, removed panels from carburetor intake and tail wheel, aerial must in front of the wind shield.

Other modification in Finland of this series. Feature- anti frost spinner, aerial must in the rear position, removed panels from carburetor intake and tail wheel.

Fiat G.50, fourth serie. Feature- front engine cowling in one peace, standard spinner, one access panel under the cockpit on the port side.

Several samples of this series were modified for Africa theatre. Feature- tropical filter under the engine cowling.

Two seat trainer version. Feature- removed all armament, new canopy for the student, redesigned panels of the fuselage, new streamlined cover for the tail wheel, extended rear fuselage.

Model \"bis\" is most numbered in the Fiat G.50 manufacture and in regard to the manufacturer or the production block it\'s have many of differences. Sample above is the first produced \"bis\" model. Feature- all new vertical tail construction, different panels on the fuselage, redesigned rear fuselage, tail wheel in the new front position, small panel near the machine gun cover, no blast cover for the machine gun\'s, tropical filter, air speed tube under the fuselage.

Second known variant of the \"bis\". Feature- no tropical filter, small blister on the engine cowling, no blister on the armament bay cowling, redesigned metal cover under the engine flaps.

Third known variant of bis model. Feature- no blister on the engine cowling, tropical filter, no blister on the armament bay cowling.

Fourth known variant of the bis model. Feature- blister on the engine cowling, long blister on the armament bay cowling.

Starboard sde view of the above variant. Feature- new panels on the fuselage specific for the \"bis\" model.

Fifth known variant of the \"bis\" model. Feature- long spinner, tropical filter, redesigned flaps of the engine cowling, small blister on the armament bay cowling.

Sixth variant of the \"bis\" model. Feature- standard air intake, long blister on the armament bay cowling, new small aerial must behind the cockpit.

Eight known variant of the \"bis\" model. Feature- large aerial must behind the cockpit.

Ninth variant of the \"bis\" model. Feature- tropical filter, small aerial must behind the cockpit, redesigned panels of the engine flaps, small blister on the armament bay cowling.

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