Italian Fighter (Magni PM.3 Vale)

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Italian Fighter (Magni PM.3 Vale)

Post by beachut74 » 22 Feb 2007 10:56

I am working on a listing of model aircraft plans appearing in aeromodelling magazines. I am stuck with identifying a plan which appeared in SAM 1066 Newsletter June 1991. The plan originally appeared in the American publication "Popular Aviation" February 1936 and is entitled "Building the Vale Pursuit". The plan is by Paul W Lindberg. The article commences "This Italian model is very interesting to construct." The markings shown on the model are consistant with an Italian military aircraft but nowhere can I find reference to the "Vale". Copies of the article attached. I apologise for the quality as they are copies of copies taken from a bound volume of SAM 1066 Newsletters. I will be most grateful if anyone can advise me of more details of this aeroplane i.e. maker, type, etc..
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Post by red admiral » 22 Feb 2007 17:43

Looks like a Magni PM.3 Vale

There is still an example in Leonardo Da Vinci Science & Tech Museum

http://www.giemmesesto.org/settori/aere ... gniPM.html
http://www.airwar.ru/enc/law1/pm.htmlht ... w1/pm.html

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Post by faf_476 » 26 Feb 2007 07:59

By the way, I cannot read an Italian text, so for questions, I rather ask you,
Did they used this craft through the war?
or just a part of an aviation practice?

Thanks
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Post by red admiral » 26 Feb 2007 09:50

Just prototypes in the Mid-20s

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Post by faf_476 » 01 Mar 2007 07:11

Ah, so post war years. But worst is that they did not implement it through the war years.
Nice model indeed.
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Re: Magni PM.3 Vale

Post by Cantankerous » 22 May 2022 00:46

red admiral wrote:
26 Feb 2007 09:50
Just prototypes in the Mid-20s
The Vale parasol monoplane was actually built in the 1930s, and it was actually not a fighter, but a tourer/aerobatic trainer aircraft.There's another drawing of the Vale monoplane at this link:
https://plans.modelaircraft.org/product ... e-p-m-3-4/

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Re: Italian Fighter (Magni PM.3 Vale)

Post by ShindenKai » 28 May 2022 03:07

https://www.hyperscale.com/2011/features/pm272pd_1.htm

Very good looking airplane, interestingly the diagonal wing-struts were also auxiliary aileron control surfaces + air brakes, they could be rotated 90* by the pilot! It has a very fine, very hi-gloss finish, only matched by modern composite pylon air-racers.

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