Period: Second World War
Model Dim.: 17 cm
Designed by the celebre engineer Mario Castoldi, the Macchi Mc 200 has represented an important production evolution regarding the Italian fighter aircrafts. Contrasted to your biplanes Fiat CR 32 and Fiat CR 42 which were the key Italian fighters squadrons framework at the beginning of the Second World War, the Macchi Mc 200 distinguished itself, together with its modern Fiat G50, for the monoplane setup and also for the entire metallic airframe structure. The 14 radial cylinder Fiat A.74 RC 38 dual celebrity motor was able to release 840 HP and allowing the Macchi Mc 200 to attain speeds of 500 Km/H. In comparison to the Allied fighters, it lead to be underpowered and, neither the less, a lower life expectancy fire capability. Two 12,7mm Breda-SAFAT machineguns mounted throughout the characteristic motor bulged nacelle, had been the only onboard armament available. In the latest versions, two extra 7,7mm Breda-SAFAT machineguns were integrated in the wings. It is often implemented by the Regia Aeronautica regarding the primary Second World War fronts: Africa, mediterranean and beyond, Balkans as well as in Russia.
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