The Breda Ba.88 first appeared in early 1937 and proceeded to break the record for speed over 60 miles, 325 mph, and over 625 miles, 300 mph. With a one ton cargo it flew 330 mph
Furio Niclot flew the prototype carrying 2,205 lb for 62.1 miles at 344.5 mph and then 621 miles at 326.3 mph.
Twelve Ba.88s of the 19° Gruppo Autonomo attacked Corsican airfields on June 16, 1940. The attacks were ineffective.
The Ba.88s were sent to Libya, joined the 7° Gruppo Autonomo, and were in combat in mid 1940. The engines often overheated.
In September 1940 they were sent to attack Sidi Barrani but it had to be aborted as the aircraft couldn't gain altitude and speeds were half what they were supposed to be.
They were sent back to Italy to mislead Allied reconnaissance. Some had their armament removed and placed around various airfields as decoys.