C.205 serie 3

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C.205 serie 3
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.5 tTake-off weight
3.54 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10 360 mCeiling
Daimler-Benz DB-605AEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
845 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
500 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
800 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 640 / 5 902/6 350 / 8 077/1 680 / 2 136Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
270 % Sl icon.png280 % Sl icon.png70 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian fighter C.205 serie 3. For other versions, see C.205 serie 1 and C.205N2.


GarageImage C.205 serie 3.jpg

The C.205 serie 3 is a rank III Italian fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB), 4.0 (RB), and 3.7 (SB). This fighter was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" along with the initial Italian aviation tree.

The C.205 serie 3 is a refinement of the C.205 serie 1, which was a development of the C.202. The serie 3 addresses the main issue of the serie 1, which is its highly underwhelming firepower. The wings now each hold a 20 mm MG151/20 cannon which accompany what used to be the primary armament, 2 x 12.7 mm machine guns mounted above the engine cowling. The extra weight on the Daimler-Benz 605 engine marginally reduces flight performance.

General info

Flight Performance

The aircraft has a very good roll rate and generally good acceleration both in level flight and when diving. Overall handling is good and energy retention in level flight and in the vertical is very good. Control lock up starts with the rudder past 500 - 550 kph with the test of the control surfaces steadily locking up past 600 - 650 kph. Players should make sure to leave enough altitude to pull out of a steep dive. The control lockup prevents the wings from tearing due to excessive G-force. The engine maintains a lot of power even past 5,000 metres and takes a while to overheat.

For full real control pilots, the left wing is slightly longer than the right to counter the torque of the engine. This can cause the aircraft to roll to the side even when making a slight change in pitch.

Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
648 629 10 360 20.1 20.8 15.6 15.6 250
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
699 672 10 360 18.0 19.0 23.3 19 250


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
600 ~14 ~5
Optimal velocities
< 400 < 270 < 550 > 380
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,800 m 1,250 hp 1,407 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass - Windscreen
  • 8 mm Steel - Behind pilot
  • Decent build quality, can take some punishment.


Offensive armament

The C.205 serie 3 is armed with:

  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, Mounted above the engine cowling (400 rpg = 800 total)

Usage in battles

The ability of the aircraft to do a lot of things well gives the pilot many options when engaging opponents. Side climbing is advised as many of the C.205s adversaries, most notably Spitfires and Yak 3s, can outclimb it. Once at around 5,000 - 6,000 metres Boom and zoom tactics should be used against fighters below you. However the excellent armament means that you can stay at altitude and hunt down any pesky bombers which didn't decide to climb. While not a dedicated turn fighter, the C.205 can still compete in dogfights with good flap and throttle control.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Good for BnZ
  • Good performance above 4,000 m (13,000 ft)
  • Good armament (especially when using air targets belt)
  • Great ammunition pool
  • Can be used as interceptor against bombers
  • Relatively tough


  • Average climb rate means it can find itself below or at equal altitude to the enemy
  • Very sluggish at low speed


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See also

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Macchi Aeronautics (Macchi Aeronautica)
Fighters  C.200 serie 3 · C.200 serie 7 · C.202 · C.202EC · C.205 serie 1 · C.205 serie 3 · C.205N2

Italy fighters
Fiat  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater · CR.42 · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  G.50 serie 2 · G.50 AS serie 7 · G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 serie 1 · G.55S · G.56
Reggiane  Re.2000 G.A. · Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN · Re.2002 Early · Re.2005 serie 0
Macchi  C.200 serie 3 · C.200 serie 7 · C.202 · C.202EC · C.205 serie 1 · C.205 serie 3 · C.205N2
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C