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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2008, 01:51:47 pm »
How about a Twinned G55:



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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2008, 02:22:48 pm »
 Also very nice. If you'll permit kibitzing, I'd lengthen the fuselages, and shorten the inter-wing just a bit.

 Another link, and  I'll shut up for a bit. This the link to the CHANDELLE archive, and you'll want to look at
 the March 1998 ( Vol. 3 ) issue, which contains an article titled "Might Have Beens: Italian Twin-Engined Fighters
 ca. 1943. Contains good info and drawings ( in color ) of the S.M. 91 & 92, the Corsaro and one I
 had forgotten about, the Caproni Ca 183bis-a dual power fighter...

 http://www.worldatwar.net/chandelle/

 You'll have to do a little clicking to get to it as the individual issues don't seem to allow direct links, but I
 doubt you'll be disappointed if you do get lost...

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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2008, 05:35:49 pm »
Doc, if you look at close pictures of the G.55, it actually had an inverted gull to a degree, or at least one image I saw over at Wikipedia when I looked it up, of a ANR G.55 it appeared to have it.
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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2008, 07:27:23 pm »
Having a G.55 or Re-2005 fully tuned for Reno would be great.   :wub: :wub:
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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2008, 09:38:59 pm »
Doc, if you look at close pictures of the G.55, it actually had an inverted gull to a degree, or at least one image I saw over at Wikipedia when I looked it up, of a ANR G.55 it appeared to have it.
The center section is pretty much flat with dihedral on the outer wing panels.

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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2008, 09:25:56 am »
How about a Twinned G55:



I believe Trophe can correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't there a twin G.55 project numbered G.58?  I'm pretty certain I've seen it written up in a book on the G.55 as well as in Trophe's twin-tails book.
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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2009, 11:50:24 pm »
My take on a BMW801 powered Re.2000:



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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2009, 01:12:52 am »
I'd thought of a triple C.205, all built around a triangular configuration, a tail-sitting 3-engined VTOL single-seater.
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British Re-2000's??
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2009, 01:22:50 am »
In Italy... A secret British military mission orders 300 Caproni Re2000 fighters. (German intervention in April effectively vetoes the deal and British attempts to obtain the fighters through a Portuguese intermediary fail with the Italian declaration of war on June 10th.)
(Being skeptical of the information, I researched further and found this)
.... as soon as the Italian Government had authorised "Reggiane" to solicit export orders for the fighter, demonstration flights were arranged for a number of foreign delegations. War clouds had already burst over Europe, and a number of countries were anxious to strengthen and modernise their fighter defences.
December 1939 saw the arrival of a British Mission in Italy led by Lord Hardwick, the purpose of which was to purchase arms and particularly aircraft. Wing Commander H N Thornton, representing the Air Ministry, visited several of the Caproni factories, including the "Reggiane" works at Reggio Emilia. Negotiations were initiated for the purchase of Isotta Fraschini marine engines, a thousand 20-mm cannon, 300 Ca313 light reconnaissance bombers, 100 Ca.311 trainers, and 300 Re.2000 fighters! On December 22nd, pilots Gray and Barnet accompanying the British Mission flight tested the Re.2000, and a month later, on January 26, 1940, the Director of Aircraft Contracts confirmed the British order for the "Reggiane" fighters. Surprisingly, on March 8, 1940, the German government signified its approval to the Italian government of the sale of Italian aircraft to Britain, but within a few weeks, on April 6th, this approval was withdrawn. Nevertheless, on May 15th Count Caproni and Lord Hardwick finalised a scheme whereby the aircraft would be sold to Britain by Portugal, the Caproni group having a Portuguese subsidiary, the Soc Aeroportuguesa. However, on June 10, 1940, Italy entered the war on Germany's side, and thus the devious schemes prepared to evade the German embargo on the sale of Italian aircraft to Britain came to nought.

http://www.histaviation.com/Reggiane_Re_2000.html

Now when will we see some Re-2000's in sand-and-spinach camo from someone out there? And then.....what happens when the British Re-2000's meet up with the Corpo Aero Italiano??

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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2009, 01:41:18 am »
Some Re-2000īs I did a while a go





Lend lease


And also ordered by the French


As for the Corpo Aero Italiano it didnt use the Re-2000 (neither did the RA as a whole in any significant numbers)

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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2009, 04:01:25 am »
I had posted this one on my thread. Does it for here?

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British Re-2000's redux
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2009, 09:22:21 am »
>As for the Corpo Aero Italiano it didnt use the Re-2000 (neither did the RA as a whole in any significant numbers)<

Yes, I know. The CAI used CR-42's and Fiat G-50bis fighters. However, I was thinking more on the CAI frame of mind being attacked by Italian fighters.

Or maybe the "export" Reggianes would end up in Malta, The Western Desert, or Singapore. Maybe in China paired up with the look-alike Seversky P-35's! Lots of "whif" potential there!
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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2009, 12:36:13 pm »
Sorry to have misunderstood what you were saying, the way i thought was that the Re-2000īs would be used in secondary theaters once the immediate invasion threat had passed so, the dessert, Malta, CBI and East Africa could be interesting areas. china that was buying wjat ever they could lay their hand would probably be interested especially if the Italian mission goes home later than historical
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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2009, 01:48:20 pm »
De-spatted CR-42:



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Re: Italian WWII Fighters
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2009, 03:16:57 pm »
Oh, BdB is soo not going to like it.  :wacko: I think it looks cool!  :thumbsup:
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