What was the best Italian fighter

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Which is best?

  1. Fiat CR.42

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  2. Fiat G.50

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  3. Macchi MC.200

    1.7%
  4. Macchi MC.202

    6.9%
  5. Reggiane Re.2000

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  6. Reggiane Re.2001

    1.7%
  7. Fiat G.55

    34.5%
  8. Macchi MC.205

    27.6%
  9. Reggiane Re.2005

    25.9%
  10. SAI 403

    1.7%
  11. Reggiane Re.2002

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  12. Other

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  1. Piaggio108

    Piaggio108 Member

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    This is my attempt to include all major italian fighters in a poll, withount them all the poll doesn't mean much. I just copied them out of a book to keep from overlooking any.
     
  2. Lightning Guy

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    I voted for the MC. 205. I believe it was the fastest of all the Italian types to see service and carried a very respectable armament of 2 20mm and 2 12.7mm weapons.
     
  3. Piaggio108

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    Lightning guy, your vote doesn't seem to have registered.
     
  4. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    i don't thing C.C. would be very pleased with that poll....................
     
  5. GermansRGeniuses

    GermansRGeniuses Active Member

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    I go with G.55! Two 12.7mm mgs and 3 20mm Hispano cannon.

    Also, it was a Mustang killer. (But it was slower and obviously had less range) Better dogfighter and such.
     
  6. Lightning Guy

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    That's probably because I filled out my post but forgot to vote . . . :oops:
     
  7. kiwimac

    kiwimac Active Member

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    Reggiane Re 2005

    kiwimac
     
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    Source: http://www.aldini.it/re2005/performances.htm

    Kiwimac
     
  9. Lightning Guy

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    I've not seen speed figures that high for any fighter. That 70mph decrease at 4,000m followed by a sudden increase of 70mph makes me a little bit skeptical though.
     
  10. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    any pictures of it.................
     
  11. kiwimac

    kiwimac Active Member

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    Yup, its the plane in my sig

    Kiwimac
     
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    kiwimac Active Member

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    Please also note the following about the Reggiane RE 2005

    From http://www.comandosupremo.com/Re2005.html

    Also note the following from http://www.aldini.it/re2005/history.htm

    [​IMG]

    The blurb along with the picture says the following
    (for those outside the the Metric-using world, 980 km/h = 607 mph, probably in a dive)

    Kiwimac
     
  13. kiwimac

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    Shots of the Cockpit

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    Flight controls and Instruments.

    Kiwimac
     
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    GermansRGeniuses Active Member

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    KIWI!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!
    NOW WE CAN GET SOME BASTARDS TO TRY AND WORK ON THIS CRAZY MACHINE FOR IL-2!!!!
    Their biggest problem is ALWAYS cockpit references! You have cured this!
     
  15. Lightning Guy

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    The pictures are great.
     
  16. the lancaster kicks ass

    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    if a little green...........................
     
  17. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Ah never discovered this poll before - probably because it was during my absence ;)

    But like Kiwi, I have gone for the Re-2005 :D Nice Pictures too Kiwi 8)

    Why not? Its a Superb poll!


    As a fotnote, I was tempted by the G.50 and MC.200, because the Italians managed to utilise these two planes extremely effectively at the start of the war, despite them being hopelessly outdated. I believe that Italy's top ace, Adriano Visconti, got 18 of his 26 kills in a Macchi MC.200.
     
  18. cheddar cheese

    cheddar cheese Active Member

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    Im gonna shift this poll to the polls thread, get it going again, cos its MY kinda thing! 8)
     
  19. mosquitoman

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    I went for the Macchi 205 but what I want to know is who in their right mind could vote the Cr.42 the best italian fighter, it was a BIPLANE
     
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    the lancaster kicks ass Active Member

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    because when i posted that there was only a few planes..........
     
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