Exciting night.. Lewis found a freeware MB339A Macchi for DCS:World. So tonight I downloaded and installed it for a wee test.
As you can see, it looks pretty spectacular! The great news is that it flies as well as it looks. Now my RNZAF_AI project looks like it might branch out into DCS repaints, starting with the Macchi (obviously)
You can download this module at: http://www.freccetricolorivirtuali.net/mod%20ftv.htm
I can see some interesting multiplayer opportunities with this, and the upcoming A-4 Skyhawk.