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Piaggio P.108
Piaggio P.108
Role Bomber
Operators Italy
No. of positions 5
Position 1 Pilot
Bombs
Position 2 12.7mm machine gun
Position 3 12.7mm machine guns
Position 4 12.7mm machine guns
Position 5 12.7mm machine gun

Piaggio P.108 is an Italian heavy bomber.

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The Piaggio P.108 was one of the best bomber designs of its time and performed extremely well. It could be fitted with bombs as well with torpedoes, and offers a unique and for its time very advanced self defense system with two remote controlled machine gun turrets in the outer engine nacelles. There are two more machine gun positions - one backward firing at the belly and one forward firing in front and below the cockpit. However, only 24 bombers (+ 12 unarmed transporters) were build and saw action over the Mediterranian Sea and North Africa from June 1942 on. By the time of the armistice between the Allies and Italy in September 1943, only seven bombers were left and acquired by the Germans, who cannibalized them in order to get spare parts for the unarmed transport planes.

The Piaggio P.108 is one of the largest airplanes in Battlegroup42. As a heavy bomber it is comparable in size and bomb load capacity with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and the Avro Lancaster.

It can be found in 4103-Koufra Raid.

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