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Dr.Fritz

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#1 13 years ago

What maps are the Regia Aeronautica or Italian Air Froce planes in, same with the vehicles?




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#2 13 years ago

No vehicles are in yet so we dont know.

The only Italian aircraft in game is the Macchi Mc.202 Folgore

IIRC that aircraft is located on Tobruk and El Alamein.




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#3 13 years ago
Anlushac11No vehicles are in yet so we dont know. The only Italian aircraft in game is the Macchi Mc.202 Folgore IIRC that aircraft is located on Tobruk and El Alamein.

And it's a pig.:uhm:




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#4 13 years ago

The funny thing is the Macchi MC.202 was faster than the Bf109E, tropical Hurricane with Vokes filter, and Tomahawk. The top speed is about 10mph slower than the Bf109F. Yet in game it seems slow.

The manuverability should be top notch and was better than anything in North Africa except maybe the Bf109F.

Yet is seems to have very poor manuverability and it has its real life limitation of poor firepower.

So in the end instead of having one of the fastest best manuvering fighters that flew in North Africa and the Med we have a slow, poorly manuvering fighter that realistically has mediocre firepower making it in effect worthless.




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#5 13 years ago

How about the MC 205 Veltro, 400 mph, one of the few Italian airplanes besides the MC 202 with a inline engine. For some reason the Italians liked the radial engine.




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#6 13 years ago

More odd irony.

The Italians were leading contendors for the Schneider Cup floatplane races and made some outstanding aircraft powered by very high horsepower (200hp) inline engines. Somehow none of this technology filtered down to the Italian aircraft industry. The Rolls Royce Merlin was based on one of the Schneider Cup racing engines.

Based on the performance of Italian fighters in the Spanish Civil War it was felt the radial engines were plenty powerful and The Italian Military ordered all the engine companies to focus on Radial engine development. The Italian aircraft designers wanted a inline V12 engine comparable to the Hispano Suiza, Rolls Royce Merlin, or Daimler Benz DB series.

When the aircraft designs such as the Macchi MC.200, and Reggianne Re.2000 had inline Daimler Benz DB601 engines attached you got such outstanding aircraft as the Fiat G.55, Macchi MC.202, or Reggianne Re.2001. The Fiat G.55, Macchi MC.205, and Reggianne Re.2005 were DB605 powered.




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#7 13 years ago
Anlushac11More odd irony. The Italians were leading contendors for the Schneider Cup floatplane races and made some outstanding aircraft powered by very high horsepower (200hp) inline engines. Somehow none of this technology filtered down to the Italian aircraft industry. The Rolls Royce Merlin was based on one of the Schneider Cup racing engines. Based on the performance of Italian fighters in the Spanish Civil War it was felt the radial engines were plenty powerful and The Italian Military ordered all the engine companies to focus on Radial engine development. The Italian aircraft designers wanted a inline V12 engine comparable to the Hispano Suiza, Rolls Royce Merlin, or Daimler Benz DB series. When the aircraft designs such as the Macchi MC.200, and Reggianne Re.2000 had inline Daimler Benz DB601 engines attached you got such outstanding aircraft as the Fiat G.55, Macchi MC.202, or Reggianne Re.2001. The Fiat G.55, Macchi MC.205, and Reggianne Re.2005 were DB605 powered.

you have to remeber alot of these airplanes were happered down my military equipment, like the breda 88. fast but guns, armor, and bombs made it useless in comabt and it was soon used for decoy missions.




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#8 13 years ago

Anlushac11The funny thing is the Macchi MC.202 was faster than the Bf109E, tropical Hurricane with Vokes filter, and Tomahawk. The top speed is about 10mph slower than the Bf109F. Yet in game it seems slow.

The manuverability should be top notch and was better than anything in North Africa except maybe the Bf109F.

Yet is seems to have very poor manuverability and it has its real life limitation of poor firepower.

So in the end instead of having one of the fastest best manuvering fighters that flew in North Africa and the Med we have a slow, poorly manuvering fighter that realistically has mediocre firepower making it in effect worthless.

As the pilot here I have to say that the Macchi is a pretty good plane. Earlier on today I got into a dog-fight with a hurricane and a spitfire at the same time, which is not a good position to be in. I used the fact that the spit is fast but not very good at turning and got inside him and got a short burst into his engine to kill him ( ofcourse he bailed :rolleyes: ). The hurricane was harder to kill as it could turn well but not quite aswell so in the end did some stunts and managed to get on his 6 and it took about 10 secs of firing to kill him. I noticed inthe dogfight that the Macchi can't climb and is only really good at turning and it generally lacks the firepower to Z&B :(




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#9 13 years ago

Well id like to see a MC 205 Folgolore some time in the future it would be neat.




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#10 13 years ago
Anlushac11More odd irony. The Italians were leading contendors for the Schneider Cup floatplane races and made some outstanding aircraft powered by very high horsepower (200hp) inline engines. Somehow none of this technology filtered down to the Italian aircraft industry. The Rolls Royce Merlin was based on one of the Schneider Cup racing engines.

The Rolls Royce "R" V-12. "R" for racing. It was used in the Supermarine S6, and S6B. The S5 used a Napier "Lion" V-12. The "R" engine is very close in design to the Merlin. The Merlin had a more durable supercharger, and shorter stroke.-Lower horsepower as well (again for durability's sake).




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