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@PicoMarzio #1 Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:41 PM

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Italian Single Seat Biplane Fighter Fiat C.R.42
http://www.finn.it/r...ambadiferro.jpg
http://www.baroneros...iat-cr-42-2.jpg

Role:Fighter
Manufacturer:Fiat
Designer:Celestino Rosatelli
First flight:23 May 1938
Introduction:1939
Retired:1948 Spanish Air Force [1]
Primary user:Regia Aeronautica
Operators:Belgium Belgian Air Force,Germany Luftwaffe,Hungary Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő (Hungarian Air Force),Italy Regia Aeronautica,Spain Spanish Air Force,Sweden Swedish Air Force.
Number built:1,817-1,819
Developed from:Fiat CR.32

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
Wingspan:
Top wing: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
Bottom wing: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.585 m (10 ft)
Wing area: 22.4 m² (241.0 ft²)
Empty weight: 1,782 kg (3,929 lb)
Loaded weight: 2,295 kg (5,060 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.74 RC38 radial air-cooled, fourteen cylinders radial engine, 627 kW (840 hp at 2,400 r.p.m./12,500 ft)

Performance
Maximum speed: 441 km/h (238 kn, 274 mph) at 20,000 ft
Cruise speed: 399 km/h (215 kn, 248 mph)
Range: 780 km (420 nmi, 485 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,210 m (33,500 ft)
Rate of climb: 11.8 m/s (2,340 ft/min)
Wing loading: 102 kg/m² (21 lb/ft²)
Power/mass: 270 W/kg (0.17 hp/lb)

Armament
Guns: First series : Breda SAFAT 7.7 mm (0.303 in)
Later 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns, 400 rpg.
2 × 12.7 mm (.5 in) machine-guns in underwing fairing on some.
Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) on 2 × wing hardpoints

http://www.malpensan...nti/cr42int.jpg

CR.42DB
One CR.42 was fitted with an early 895 kW (1,200 hp) DB 601A inline engine. A speed of 525 km/h (326 mph) was attained.

http://www.alfabb.co...b-ar-ra1000.jpg

Some founts are from Wikipedia.
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