C.200 serie 7 (Germany)
|This page is about the fighter C.200 serie 7 (Germany). For the Italian version, see C.200 serie 7. For other uses, see C.200 (Family).|
The ▀C.200 Saetta serie 7 is a rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB) and 2.0 (RB/SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27 in the German aviation tree. In Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica", the C.200 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tree were moved to the new Italian tree, although it still exists in the German tree for those who unlocked it prior to Update 1.69.
|Characteristics|| Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Take-off run|
|Combat flaps||Take-off flaps||Landing flaps||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flaps
|Max Static G|
|< 400||< 270||< 550||> 300|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|3,800 m||815 hp||956 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour
- Self-sealing fuel tanks (1 underneath the machine guns, 1 underneath pilot and 1 behind pilot)
The C.200 serie 7 (Germany) is armed with:
- 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (370 rpg = 740 total)
Usage in battles
The Macchi 200 is a standard fighter of the German tree. It is moderately armed for its tier, consisting of two 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns firing through the propeller arcs. The M.C 200 is a fairly typical pre-war Italian design, moderate speed combined with good rates of turning, and high-speed tolerance while maintaining good controls at all speeds. Furthermore, the MC 200 is a capable climber, easily matching a lot of planes that it will regularly meet in its BR range. It is fairly tough, capable of taking hits and returning to the airfield for repairs. However, it does have its issues as well, most notably the poor engine power which results in poor acceleration and, much like all Italian designs, it suffers from poor armament as well, although given the lower BR then the Folgore, this is less of an issue. Furthermore, as of 1.55, its payload is not modelled, so it does not carry bombs, meaning it is a poor ground attacker. Being only able to harm soft Ground targets.
In general, it is recommended to climb as much as you can before engaging, a good 3000-4000 meters is important, as it can be used to get some extra speed once needed. In combat, it can engage in a wide array of moves. The decent energy retention and high speeds it can attain, about 800 km/h before it begins to redline, means it can be used for Boom and Zoom, or to get away. Furthermore, it's a good turn-fighter, it outturns a lot of planes it faces, the exception being biplanes and Japanese aircraft. However take care, the engine is not the most powerful, and accelerating is problematic, so it is important to watch the speed carefully in combat. This becomes especially important as the engine is also quite prone to overheating when WEP is engaged, though it cools fairly quickly on 100%.
For the armament, the same applies to all other Italian aircraft; generally you want to use "Omni-Purpose Belts", they have that kinetic energy that you deserve to kill enemy planes and the " I- Incendiary" shell that works better than the IAI in terms of setting enemy on fire due to the fact that IAI isn't well modelled in-game. Shell velocity is low, hence they suffer above 300 meters, so only fire at or below that range for best effects. Furthermore, much like the other Italian fighters, the armament is woefully inadequate to deal with bombers, hence it is best to avoid them entirely, or focus on taking out the engines. The only exceptions are the very early biplane bombers, such as the Swordfish, Po-2 and the likes.
Manual Engine Control
Not auto controlled
| Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
|Separate|| Not controllable
|I||Fuselage repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm|
|III||Wings repair||Engine||New 12 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Very nimble
- Turns on-par/better than other mono-planes
- Great visibility from the cockpit
- Subpar weapons
- Low top speed
A single-engine fighter with retractable landing gear.
The M.C.200, soon nicknamed the Saetta ("Lightning"), was created in 1937 as an interceptor, designed to "protect our national territory in case of need". The plane was used until about 1943 as an escort plane and a ground attack fighter. It was particularly active in the North African theater, where the Saetta was highly prized in the desert conditions for its rugged construction and manueverability.
In combat, the Saetta’s most dangerous opponent was the Hurricane. The M.C.200 was inferior to the Hurricane in terms of maximum speed, but it had superior maneuverability, turning radius and rate of climb. The Saetta had a radial 14-cylinder A.74 RC38 engine (870 hp). Its armament consisted of two 12.7-mm SAFAT machine guns. Later, the fighter was fitted to carry eight 15-kg bombs.
Modifications of the M.C.200 had no major changes in equipment. The M.C.200 series 3 could carry additional fuel tanks. From start to finish of its production, the aircraft’s payload capacity was increased from 429 to 522 kg.
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