Breda was a large aircraft company that formed in 1917, tasked with the construction of 600 Caproni triplane bombers. It started its own aircraft production in 1922.

Breda 19. A fully aerobatic 1932 biplane design that saw service in the Regia Aeronautica as a trainer. Choroszy has produced a neat 1/72 resin kit of this type.

Breda 25. Another 1930‘s biplane trainer that was widely used in the RA with great success. Numerous versions were built and Choroszy have released two versions, a single and a two seat 1/72 resin kit.

Breda 27. A braced low-winged monoplane 1934 fighter design built for export. Only China ever used them in service. Choroszy’s 1/72 resin kit is one of their earlier releases but is still worth a look, as are the two AZ Models 1/72 injection moulded kits, covering the Chinese and prototype variants.

Breda 28. Essentially a Breda 25 equipped with a more powerful engine. Choroszy has two versions of this aircraft in their catalogue, again as a single and two seat 1/72 resin kit.

Breda 33.  Very popular monoplane sport/touring design of the 1930’s. Dujin released two versions of this aircraft in 1/72 resin.

Breda 39. A variant of the Ba.33 sport/tourer aircraft. this time with increased performance and dimensions. Both Dujin and Choroszy released 1/72 resin kits of this aircraft, including the 3-seater S type.

Breda 44: Almost a virtual copy of the Dragon Rapide although with sufficient variations to suggest otherwise. Planet Models released a neat 1/72 resin kit that could be made into a nice model, despite a lack of internal detail.

Breda 64. Choroszy ‘s fascination with Breda aircraft continues with two 1/72 resin kits of the Ba.64 which was the precursor to the more widely known Breda 65 design that followed. They are very well detailed kits but some parts need careful preparation.

Breda 65. This aircraft was an upgraded version of the Ba.64 with increased performance. The Piaggio engined K14 variant proved to be a rather poor combat machine, with heavy controls and a slow speed. The FIAT engined A80 had more power but was still ineffective as it suffered repeated breakdowns in the hot desert conditions during the North African campaign. Despite this, probably due to its distinctive appearance, it has been a popular modelling subject. The best examples are the 1/48 Special Hobby A80 kits, which are rich with detail. Earlier A80 kits in this scale were the RCR and Warrior resin kits, which are for collectors only. No 1.48 K14 modelsl are known. In 1/72, the AZ Models A80 injection moulded kit was perhaps the best choice, as Azur’s K14 and RCR/Sign’s A80 1/72 kits were for collectors only.

Breda 88. Although the Breda 65 proved to be of limited success in combat, it does not compare to the disastrous Ba88! Despite appearances to the contrary, this sleek and not unattractive aircraft was entirely unsuitable once kitted out for combat duty. Stripped of all useful armament & spare parts, they were reduced to the role of airfield decoys. The best kit of this aircraft is MPM’s 1/72 injection moulded kit, which has since been released by Special Hobby. The 1/48 Warrior resin kit is worth tracking down, if only because is the only one in 1/48. Both Czech Models and Planet Models released 1/72 resin kits in the past but current availability is not known.

Breda 201. This is a prototype dive bomber, complete with Stuka type cranked wings. Despite much promise during testing, it did not enter service as the RA had enough Stukas on strength to fulfill this role. The Cunarmodels 1/72 resin kit is worth tracking down, being a faithful model. Italiankits have this model in their catalogue.