In Spain a stormo and a gruppo were outfitted with the G.50.
Often the pilot would fly the G.50 with the cockpit canopy open as they felt it restricted their view.
World War II
In November 1939 the 51° Stormo received the first batches. Soon after the 52° Stormo received them.
By the time of Italy's entry in World War II in June 1940, there were 118 G.50s in service.
The 51° Stormo moved to Belgium in November 1940 with 48 G.50s. The G.50s suffered losses against the better performing Allied fighters.
Five gruppi used the G.50bis in North Africa.
Croatia received ten G.50bis.
Finland received 35 G.50s in 1940. These took part in the 1941 - 1944 Continuation War. Some were also used until 1947.