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Photograph Taken On Wednesday, October 21, 1981


MM62012/31-12 McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 (CN 47595) of 31º Stormo "Carmelo Raiti" Aeonautica Militare / Italian Air Force arrives at RAF Leuchars on 21 October 1981 ahead of the NATO Defence Ministers meeting at Gleneagles Hotel later that week. First delivered in January 1974, the aircraft spent it's whole career with 31º Stormo on VIP duties, a highlight being transporting home President Sandro Pertini and members of the Italian national soccer team after their win at the 1982 World Cup. Retired in June 2001, the aircraft went to Alitalia as an instructional airframe before preservation at Volandia Museum, Milano Malpensa Airport, Italy. Scanned from an original 35 mm color transparency via Hasselblad X-5.View image on Flickr

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