C. 205N2

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This page is about the Italian fighter C. 205N2. For other versions, see C.205 (Family).
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C. 205N2
AB RB SB
5.0 4.7 4.7
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Description

The C. 205N2 is a rank IV Italian fighter with a battle rating of 5.0 (AB) and 4.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

The C.205N, also known as the "Orione" ("Orion"), was a development of the C.205V "Veltro" to bring more firepower and higher altitude into the aircraft's performance.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 6 700 m659 km/h
Turn time20 s
Max altitude10 360 m
EngineDaimler-Benz DB-605A
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight4 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 6,700 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 635 618 10360 21.2 21.9 13.6 13.6 250
Upgraded 685 659 18.9 20.0 20.6 16.7

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
845 300 535 450 260 ~16 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 240 < 180 < 330 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,800 m 1,232 hp 1,387 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural845 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • 8 mm Steel plating behind pilot
  • 50 mm bullet-proof glass

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB2 800 → 3 564 Sl icon.png
RB9 950 → 12 666 Sl icon.png
SB3 950 → 5 028 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications40 500 Rp icon.png
78 300 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost1 400 Ge icon.png
Crew training48 000 Sl icon.png
Experts170 000 Sl icon.png
Aces820 Ge icon.png
Research Aces440 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
70 / 240 / 380 % Sl icon.png
160 / 160 / 160 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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Radiator
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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Engine
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
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Airframe
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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Cover
Research:
4 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
Research:
2 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 200 Sl icon.png
170 Ge icon.png
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safat12_new_gun
Research:
3 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
5 800 Sl icon.png
190 Ge icon.png
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mg15120_belt_pack
Research:
3 400 Rp icon.png
Cost:
6 600 Sl icon.png
220 Ge icon.png
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mg15120_new_gun
Research:
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Cost:
8 500 Sl icon.png
280 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Ammunition750 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Ammunition800 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min

The C. 205N2 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, nose-mounted (250 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (250 rpg = 500 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)

The two of the cannons are each mounted in wing. A single 20 mm cannon is mounted in the nose of the aircraft, firing through the propeller hub. The two machine guns are nose mounted, positioned between the pilot and the engine of the aircraft. If fired continuously, the wing mounted cannons will run out of ammunition before the nose-mounted cannon.

Usage in battles

RB/SB Battles

The C.205N2 belongs to the select few planes who are good for Boom and Zoom as well as turnfighting, it is an extremely balanced multi-role aircraft. It should be played neither at low altitude nor at high altitude, but in-between at medium altitude. It has no problem dealing with all other fighters at its BR (4.7), due to its ability to retain energy well. It can hold its own against Bf109s, Fw190s and P-51s. It can fight well against Spitfires (with some skill on the pilot's part).

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High roll rate
  • Good firepower
  • Good Acceleration, top speed and climb rate
  • Short turn radius
  • Good energy retention in BnZ
  • High structural strength 
  • Lots of ammunition
  • Aircraft cooling is very efficient even in hot maps

Cons

  • Roll rate deteriorates and control surfaces stiffen beyond 600 km/h (373 mph)
  • Loses its manoeuvrability at low speed

History

The C.205N2 was a further development of the C.205V Veltro, Macchi engineers tried to perfect the C.205V design and they developed the "Orione" variant with 2 different prototypes: the new variants got increased firepower and high-altitude performance. To achieve this, the engineers made the fuselage longer and increased the wingspan of the aircraft and in the second prototype they have adapted the fuselage for a 20 mm cannon within the engine shaft.

C.205N2 (MM.500) on the airfield

The first prototype C.205N1 (MM.499) flew on 1 November 1942 by Guido Carestiato to be later sent to Guidonia Experimental Centre for official evaluation in a fighter competition. After it, the Macchi engineers built the second variant: the C.205N2 (MM.500) was flown 19 May 1943 by Lonate Pozzolo, later also flying to Guidonia for military acceptance testing.

The first prototype C.205N1 was not accepted because the armament was not compliance with official specifications by the Tender Committee, the Macchi C.205N1 armament was armed with one 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon mounted in the fuselage and firing through the hollow hub of the propeller, and four 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns. Meanwhile, the C.205N2 has a pair of wing-mounted 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons instead of the original 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns and a 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon within the engine block.

However, as the war in the Mediterranean was drawing to a close and resources dwindling, the project failed to influence the outcome of the war as it never left prototype stage.

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See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

External links


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
Captured  ▀C. 200 serie 3 · ▀C. 200 serie 7 · ▀C. 202

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 gruppo 22 · 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
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C