Macchi C.205




Macchi C205

Macchi C.205

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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, called 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 aircraft 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 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 was deployed too late and in too small numbers to make a difference in the war effort.

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

RC Macchi C205
RC Macchi C.205

Pictured above is the RC Macchi C.205 from VQ Model built by Robert Stinson.  It has a wingspan of 62 in. and a length of 46.5 in. Construction materials used are mostly balsa and lite plywood. VQ Model recommends powering their airplane with .40 to .46 two cycle, .70 four cycle engines, or the electric equivalent. Ready to fly weight is around 6 lbs.

The Hobby King RC Macchi C.205 is an ARF with a fiberglass fuselage and built up balsa and ply wings.  Wingspan is 75 in. and length is 66 in.  It needs your 20cc to 30cc engine or the equivalent electric power.  Weight, ready to fly, is about 15 lbs.

 




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