This Day in Aviation History

December 9th, 1951
First flight of the Fiat G.80.

The Fiat G.80 was a military trainer developed in Italy in the 1950s, and was that country’s first true jet-powered aircraft. It was a conventional low-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle undercarriage and engine intakes on the fuselage sides. The pilot and instructor sat in tandem under a long bubble canopy….

Wikipedia, Fiat G.80:

YouTube, Aviazione Militare Italiana: Il primo aereo italiano a reazione (1951):

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