Chen Chuanren details the all-new multimission P-72 aircraft from Leonard

1 P-72 CSX62279 seen on a test flight from Verona airport. Note the installation of a high-powered search light near the starboard side nose.
Roberto Bianchi


Since 1974, 16 Breguet Atlantic maritime patrol aircraft have served with the Aeronautica Militare’s 41° Stormo, but after four decades of service, the platform is growing obsolete.

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