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XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 07:29 PM
Hi Oleg,
I would tank you for including italian aircraft in BoB, and I would post here some small informations (maybe already knows) on italian aircrafts involved in BoB, particularly on FIAT CR.42 Falco (Hawk) and FIAT G.50 Freccia (Arrow).
I hope that can be used for a more historical sim.
The 45 FIAT CR.42s based at Ursel (Belgium) was slightly different from production aircraft: the armament was one Breda Safat 12,7mm and one Breda Safat 7,7mm machine guns, instead the original twin 12,7mm, to spare some weights and increasing performance against more modern fighters (with poor results, however...).
An additional ferry tank was added under the pilot's seat, and 3 aircrafts each Squadriglia (9 in total) was fitted with a radio receiver, but only few aircrafts (Sq. commanders) have a receiving/trasmitting set.
The 50 FIAT G.50s, based at Maldegem, were similar to others production aircrafts, with the the installation of radio receiver on some aircrafts; however, due to very poor performances, those radio were often dismounted in attempt to enhance performances.
All the CR.42 and G.50 carried the standard three tone colour scheme for 1940: a giallo mimetico (camouflage yellow) background with verde mimetico (cam. green) and marrone mimetico (cam. brown) mottles, with standard insigna.
Note that the G.50 carried no national fasci insigna above the wings.
For all the people interested in Italy partecipation at BoB, and in regia Aeronautica, here are two links

http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/falco_bob.htm
http://www.iwai.it/

Cheers
Pag

In Italy we said "the hope never die", so I'm still hoping, and waiting, for a Med sim.../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 07:29 PM
Hi Oleg,
I would tank you for including italian aircraft in BoB, and I would post here some small informations (maybe already knows) on italian aircrafts involved in BoB, particularly on FIAT CR.42 Falco (Hawk) and FIAT G.50 Freccia (Arrow).
I hope that can be used for a more historical sim.
The 45 FIAT CR.42s based at Ursel (Belgium) was slightly different from production aircraft: the armament was one Breda Safat 12,7mm and one Breda Safat 7,7mm machine guns, instead the original twin 12,7mm, to spare some weights and increasing performance against more modern fighters (with poor results, however...).
An additional ferry tank was added under the pilot's seat, and 3 aircrafts each Squadriglia (9 in total) was fitted with a radio receiver, but only few aircrafts (Sq. commanders) have a receiving/trasmitting set.
The 50 FIAT G.50s, based at Maldegem, were similar to others production aircrafts, with the the installation of radio receiver on some aircrafts; however, due to very poor performances, those radio were often dismounted in attempt to enhance performances.
All the CR.42 and G.50 carried the standard three tone colour scheme for 1940: a giallo mimetico (camouflage yellow) background with verde mimetico (cam. green) and marrone mimetico (cam. brown) mottles, with standard insigna.
Note that the G.50 carried no national fasci insigna above the wings.
For all the people interested in Italy partecipation at BoB, and in regia Aeronautica, here are two links

http://www.dalnet.se/~surfcity/falco_bob.htm
http://www.iwai.it/

Cheers
Pag

In Italy we said "the hope never die", so I'm still hoping, and waiting, for a Med sim.../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 07:43 PM
Awsum Bump /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 07:59 PM
-- After several attacks the BR.20 circled, losing height,
-- and finally crashed into a wood some 10 miles east of the town.

I see that over the FB, damaged AI planes softly circling while losing height until hitting the ground. Interesting....and they hit the wood like our AI planes over the FB.

Oleg...flyable BR~20 for the FB? /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif



Message Edited on 11/29/0307:02PM by LEXX_Luthor

XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 08:05 PM
ewwh Wretchfest Maximus

He found that he could turn with the agile biplane, but quickly ran out of ammunition and rammed the Italian fighter, striking the upper mainplane with his propeller. The CR.42 at once fell away.....On his return, Blatchford found that nine inches had been lost from two propeller blades and that they were also splashed with blood.

/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

XyZspineZyX
11-29-2003, 09:06 PM
Thanks for this link, http://www.iwai.it/russia.html Awsum stuff!!!


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