CR.32

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This page is about the Italian biplane CR.32. For other versions, see CR.32 bis and CR.32 quater.
CR.32
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GarageImage CR.32.jpg
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CR.32
AB RB SB
1.0 1.0 1.0
Class:
Research:Free
Purchase:Free
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Description

The CR.32 is a rank I reserve Italian biplane with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 100 m372 km/h
Turn time14 s
Max altitude9 000 m
EngineFiat A30
TypeInline
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight2 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,100 m)
Max altitude
(metres)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(metres/second)
Take-off run
(metres)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
Stock 363 349 9000 14.2 15.1 7.3 7.3 150
Upgraded 381 372 13.9 14.0 13.1 9.6

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
590 590 N/A N/A N/A ~15 ~7
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 200 < 300 < 300 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,600 m 591 hp N/A

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural590 km/h
Gear590 km/h
  • No armour plates or bulletproof glass
  • Self-sealing fuel tank: between engine and pilot

Modifications and economy

Repair cost
ABfree
RBfree
SBfree
Total cost of modifications2 190 Rp icon.png
90 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost80 Ge icon.png
Crew trainingfree
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces10 Ge icon.png
Research Aces80 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 20 / 120 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
Radiator
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
30 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
Compressor
Research:
750 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Engine
Mods armor frame.png
Airframe
Mods armor cover.png
Cover
Mods ammo.png
safat12_belt_pack
Research:
450 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
30 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
safat12_new_gun
Research:
540 Rp icon.png
Cost:
20 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Offensive armament

Weapon 12 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun
Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The CR.32 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

The two machine guns are clustered in the nose of the aircraft, just in front of the pilot. Each is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all guns will fire with each other until empty.

Usage in battles

As a biplane, you can easily out turn most opponents. However, the most deadly thing about the CR.32 is its twin 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns. Equipped with air targets belt. It can easily set other planes on fire. The only downside is the lack of protection for the pilot and speed. The recommended tactic is to always have an altitude advantage over your enemies. Do not turn too much and fire your machine gun is bursts as you have limited ammo.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • 12.7 mm MGs are great for knocking out pilots and penetrating enemy armour plates
  • Nose-mounted MGs mean little convergence work is needed
  • Excellent dive speed
  • Surprisingly good turning against bigger fighters
  • Fixed gear makes it easy to land
  • Great all-round vision provided by the open cockpit especially towards the rear, giving the pilot enough situational awareness in Simulator
  • In Simulator it almost never spins, allowing some really tight manoeuvres to be performed without danger
  • Grey camouflage is effective on certain maps such as Frozen Pass and Advance to the Rhine

Cons:

  • Turns worse than some biplanes (eg. I-15) it faces
  • Has a relatively small ammo pool, firing in short bursts is very recommended
  • Very poor roll rate
  • No protection for the pilot
  • Uses a telescopic gunsight which is extremely hard to use in Simulator
  • Upper wing greatly obstructs the upward-forward view, a disadvantage in a Simulator dogfight
  • Fixed gear increases drag

History

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Fiat Aviation (Fiat Aviazione)
Attacker  F.C.20 Bis
Fighters  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
Jet fighters  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 YS
  ▄F-86K*
  F-104S*
Bombers  B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1
Export  J11
  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4 · G.91 R/4
Captured  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7
  *Licensed
See also  North American Aviation · Lockheed Martin

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
Twin-engine  Ro.57 Quadriarma
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C