New Italian Army Special Colour

On Sept. 8, Rimini airbase hosted the Change of Command at the head of the 7° Reggimento Vega of the Esercito Italiano (Italian Army), the largest Reggimento of the Italian Army comprising 3 Gruppo Squadrone, the 25° Cigno, the 48° Pavone and the 53° Cassiopea, equipped with AB205A-1s, A129Cs and CBTs and AB412s. To celebrate the event, the AB.205 MM80444 “EI-254” (an helicopter withdrawn from use) was painted in a Special Colour scheme. An NH-90 EI-204 MM81521 from Viterbo, also attended the event. Paolo Maglio went to Rimini and took the following interesting pictures of the Special Colour helicopter.

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.