The Italian Air Force’s versatile AMX fighter-bomber is now found solely at Istrana air base, in the north of the country. Roy van Sonsbeek, Robin Coenders and Niels Roman visited the home of the ‘Ghibli’ and the 51° Stormo.
AMX at Istrana
In Italian service, the AMX International AMX is unofficially nicknamed ‘Ghibli’ – after the hot desert wind of the Sahara. It entered service with the official series designation A-11A, or TA-11A in two-seat form.