G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany)

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▀G.50 Freccia AS serie 7
fiat_g50_seria7as.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/1.7/1.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.1 tEmpty weight
2.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 200 mCeiling
sec16.2/16.2/15.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Fiat A74Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
870 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png740 / 928/530 / 665/230 / 288Repair
600 Sl icon.pngCrew training
2 100 Sl icon.pngExperts
40 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.00 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the fighter G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany). For the Italian version, see G.50 AS serie 7. For other uses, see G.50 (Family).

Description

GarageImage G.50 AS serie 7.jpg


The ▀G.50 Freccia AS serie 7 is a rank I gift German fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (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 G.50, as well as the other Italian planes in the German tech 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.

The Fiat G.50 is the oldest of the Series 0 planes, its fellow stablemates are the M.C 200 and Re 2000, both built around the same 860 HP radial engine and having the same armament.

General info

Flight performance

Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
451 435 8 200 15.9 16.6 7.4 7.4 318
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
492 470 8 200 14.1 15.0 14.1 10.3 318

Details

Features
Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flaps
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
870 300 600 ~13 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 360 < 270 < 500 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,800 m 815 hp 957 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany) is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: GP 50 (50 kg)

The G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (100 kg total)

Usage in battles

In general, it is a slightly worse version of the M.C 200, and as such, it very much flies the same, albeit a little bit slower. With its decent rate of climb, it's generally best to ensure you have proper altitude to play around with first. Generally for low tier planes like the G.50, 3000 - 4000 meters is generally enough, from there, the way of flying should be dedicated by the situation and opponents. Its good acceleration in dives and respectable dive speeds means it can be used as a pure Boom and Zoomer, especially when you realise its energy retention is better than that of many other planes at its BR. However, it is a decent turn-fighter, barring the poor acceleration so it can be used as such as well. Be careful against regular biplanes and Japanese monoplanes, both of which are considerably better, bar high speeds, where the stiffness of controls on the G.50 are less than on either biplanes or Japanese planes.

The Fiat G.50 Freccia is a typical Italian pre-war design, it's fairly sturdy, has modest speed and poor armament consisting of 2 Breda SAFAT 12.7mm guns mounted in the upper cowling, which means it has the distinctive low rate of fire (roughly 400 rounds per minutes). However it does have its merits as well, it's fairly agile, it has no trouble dogfighting Hurricanes it will commonly face, and if things become too hectic, the G.50 can quickly escape by going into a dive, and exploit its surprisingly good dive acceleration to gain separation. Furthermore, it pays to be aware of its modest acceleration and overheating, as such, it's generally advised to maintain an eye on your speed and use WEP sparingly.

For the armament, the same applies to all other Italian aircraft; generally, you want to use Tracers, Air targets or Stealth since they are the belts that deal the most damage. 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

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm
II Compressor Airframe MCGP50
III Wings repair Engine New 12 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good visibility from the cockpit
  • Decent rate of climb
  • Good acceleration in a dive
  • High maximum dive speed
  • Decent high-speed handling
  • Good dogfighter

Cons:

  • Modest armament
  • Poor acceleration in level flight
  • Overheating is an issue
  • Guns deal very little damage at long range
  • Modest speed

History

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In-game description

The G.50 Freccia (“Arrow”) was the first Italian all-metal monoplane fighter, which, although clearly inferior to allied fighters of the time, was the best Italian fighter aircraft.

Development of the fighter began in 1936, at the request of the Italian Air Force, and ended with the creation of an easy-to-manage and extremely manoeuvrable interceptor. The "Arrow" used such modern technology as a constant-speed all-metal propeller and variable pitch, as well as retractable landing gear. The “Arrow,” however, could not take advantage of the monoplane design because its engine was too weak (at 840 horsepower). The aircraft’s limited armament was also a weakness - it had two synchronous large-calibre machine guns with 150 rounds of ammunition.

The first series of 45 G.50s, production of which began in late 1937, had a closed cockpit, and while it provided relatively good visibility, the pilots were not very enthusiastic about it, so the second series of planes (200 aircraft) was built with an open cockpit. All in all, 833 G.50s were build (including all variants).

Besides Italy, the plane served in Finland, Croatia, and Spain as well.

Media

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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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