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Macchi C.205 Veltro


Macchi C.205 Veltro
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Specifications

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fighter
one
Fiat Tifone
1,475 h.p.
2 x 12.7 mm
2 x 20 mm
2 x 350 lbs. ea.
5,700 lbs.
7,510 lbs.
29 ft.
34 ft. 9 in.
325 mph
400 mph
3,250 fpm
37,700 feet
600 miles
4/12/42
1943






Regarded as one of Italy's best World War II fighter planes, the Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound) was an upgraded model rather than an entirely new aircraft. The most visible difference between models was a new, larger tail section. The Veltro continued to use the Italian built version of the Daimler Benz 605 engine, but it was upgraded to produce an additional 300 h.p. Minor changes were also made to the aircraft to improve streamlining and lessen drag.

The Macchi C.205 Veltro proved itself equal or superior to most Allied fighters of the time. It dominated early World War II fighter aircraft and could hold its own against most of the newest models.

Unfortunately for the Italians, the Macchi C.205 Veltro was deployed too late and in too small numbers to make a difference in the war effort.

A total of 262 Macchi C.205 Veltro aircraft of all types were manufactured.



Macchi C.205 Veltro
Macchi C.205 Veltro - Stinson

Pictured above is the Macchi C.205 Veltro built by Robert Stinson. Robert converted a VQ Warbirds from engine to electric power. Robert uses a Dualsky 4250 CA-5 motor for power.

The Macchi C.205 Veltro from VQ Warbirds has a wingspan of 62" and a length of 46.5". Construction materials used are mostly balsa and lite plywood. VQ Warbirds recommends powering their airplane with .40 to .46 two cycle or .70 four cycle engines. It weighs around 6 lbs.

Pat Precinct emailed us: "I have been flying the VQ Warbirds Macchi C.205 Veltro for a while and really like it. It is fun and easy to fly with no bad habits. Flight is straight and true. The ARF is very stable, even in cross winds. When landing, the airplane will glide a long way with the motor off. You can slow the airplane down to land without it dropping a wing." Thank you Pat, for telling us about your Macchi C.205 Veltro from VQ.



Macchi C.205 Veltro
Macchi C.205 Veltro - VQ Warbirds


Macchi C.205 Veltro
Macchi C.205 Veltro - in flight.


Macchi C.205 Veltro - gear down.



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