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On August 28, 1940: the first flight of the Campini Caproni CC-2 airplane
Rome, Italy - Italy was among the pioneer countries in the design and construction of the aircraft with jet propulsion
Italy was among the pioneer Countries in the design and construction of the airplanes with jet propulsion. In fact in August 1940 the Campini-Caproni CC-2 was tested in flight, the first Italian jet aicraft, while only the year before (it was on August 27) the German tested Heinkel He-178 that was the first jet airplane of the aviation history. The only jet airplane to be used during the WWII in 1944...
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