On November 17, a restaured IMAM Ro.43 was unveiled at the Italian Air Force museum in Vigna di Valle, and will be added to the museum’s exhibits.
The aircraft was restored over a two year period and was inaugurated in presence of General Giuseppe Bernardi, the Italian AF chief of staff and Major General Giuseppe Scarinci, one of the few surviving Ro.43 pilots.
The aircraft was part of a batch of 23 built in 1937 and carries the serial number MM.27050. It was used by the seaplane school in Orbetello during its entire career.
The IMAM Ro.43 was an Italian reconnaissance single bay seaplane, serving in the Regia Marina between 1935 and 1943. Although produced in quantity, it proved never to be really suitable for its intended role as a spotter plane for warships, and although 105 remained in service when Italy entered World War II, they were already obsolete.