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Fiat G.55 Centauro Serie.1

54.3k RicardoAs1515  27 days ago

FIAT G55 CENTAURO SERIE1

CONTROLS:
AG1: OPEN/CLOSE cockpit
AG2: navigation lights

VTOL: Flaps
Trim
armament:
MG 151 (20 mm), Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The G.55 serie 1 is armed with:

1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, nose-mounted (250 rpg)

2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)

2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

HISTORY:
The Fiat G.55 serie 1 (G.55/1) was the first production aircraft series of the Fiat G.55 family. The aircraft's origins can be traced to a variant of the Fiat G.50, to be powered by a new Fiat RA.1050 inline engine (a license-built variant of the DB-605).

The first G.55 prototype flew on 30 April 1942, immediately exhibiting its great flight performance and handling characteristics.

Though initially equipped with a 20 mm MG151/20 cannon and four Breda SAFAT machine guns, the design was revised to include two additional cannons replacing two of the wing-mounted machine guns.

This armament scheme became the standard for G.55/1 aircraft, though some had field-modified wing machine guns instead of the cannons.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 38.3ft (11.7m)
  • Length 30.7ft (9.3m)
  • Height 11.8ft (3.6m)
  • Empty Weight 12,864lbs (5,835kg)
  • Loaded Weight 13,485lbs (6,116kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.109
  • Wing Loading 26.8lbs/ft2 (131.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 502.5ft2 (46.7m2)
  • Drag Points 1400

Parts

  • Number of Parts 848
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    @ChiChiWerx thanks friend, I always take your advice

    24 days ago
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    27.5k ChiChiWerx

    Very nice build. Nice attention to details and good flight model. I’d give it a little more trim authority and less pitch change with flap extension, but the performance is in the realm of realistic and the handling is nice. Nice work.

    +1 24 days ago
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    10.2k Memri

    Thank you.

    26 days ago
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    Bonito! Adoro aviões Italianos

    27 days ago
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    1,415 Levihugs

    love the cockpit

    27 days ago
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    4,349 Shippy456

    Everyone else:
    ”let’s put the cockpit near the middle of the plane for ease of use, protection, and a nice center of mass.”
    Italians:
    LONGER NOSE = FASTER PLANE

    27 days ago
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    @Trainzo @UltraLight thanks brothers

    27 days ago
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    21.3k UltraLight

    Beautiful plane. You've outdone yourself

    +2 27 days ago
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    32.6k Trainzo

    Wooohhh , just perfect . Great Italian plane . Very GREAT build .

    +1 27 days ago