Has anyone ever made a model of the Fiat CR42? It was widely regarded as the best biplane fighter ever built (it was actually a sesquiplane). It was most likely the fastest as well, especially the lone example with a DB601 engine in the nose, which reportedly exceeded 325 mph. Still, 1938 was too late to introduce a new biplane to combat. The Hurricane and Spitfire were already in the air, with the P-47 and P-51 soon to follow. The only reason the Falco lasted as long as it did was the mediocre performance of Italy's first monplane fighters, such as the G50 and Mc 200. I've read of CR42s tangling with Hurricanes, during the attacks on Malta. They gave as good as they took.