ⓘ Ambrosini SAI.403

                                     

ⓘ Ambrosini SAI.403

SAI.403 Dardo was a considerably refined version of the SAI.207, designed during the delays in that types development. The improvements induced the Ministero dell Aeronautica in 1943 to cancel its order for 2.000 of the SAI.207 so as to order 3.000 of the SAI.403 instead. Apart from the fighters superlative performance, its all-wood construction was attractive at a time when Italy was facing a shortage of strategic materials. However, by the time of the Armistice, the first of these was yet to leave the factory.