Just before the outbreak of WW2, the Reggiane Re 2000 took part in the competition for the standard fighter which was to serve with the Italian air force. Even though the type offered quite high performance, it eventually did not win, so the most of the production was offered for export. The Regia Aeronautica, however, decided to give the type a try and deployed it mainly in the dangerous operations against Malta.
The model kit contains four styrene sprues and one with clear parts. The wing sprue has its origins in the Classic Airframes kit while all the other components are brand new, the small ones being produced from metal moulds.