G.50 serie 2

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This page is about the Italian fighter G.50 serie 2. For the German version, see G.50 serie 2 (Germany). For other versions, see G.50 (Family).
G.50 serie 2
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The G.50 Freccia serie 2 is a rank I Italian fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica", though a variant existed in the German tech tree prior to the update.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 5 000 m470 km/h
Turn time15 s
Max altitude8 200 m
EngineFiat A74
Cooling systemAir
Take-off weight3 t

In general, it's a slightly lesser version of the M.C 200, and as such, it very much flies the same, albeit a little bit slower but having slightly better manoeuvrability (1-second differences in turn time).

With its decent rate of climb, its generally best to ensure you have proper altitude to play around with first. Generally for low rank planes like the G.50 3,000 - 4,000 m is generally enough, from there the way of flying should be dictated by the situation and opponents. Its good acceleration in dives and respectable dive speed means it can be used as a pure Boom & Zoomer, especially when you realise its energy retention is better then that of many other planes at its battle rating. However, it is also a decent turn-fighter, barring the poor acceleration, so it can be used as such as well. Be warned on 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.

Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 451 435 8200 15.8 16.5 11.9 11.9 283
Upgraded 492 470 14.4 15.0 19.0 15.0


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
870 300 600 340 260 ~14 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 360 < 270 < 500 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,800 m 815 hp 958 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural870 km/h
Gear300 km/h
  • No armour
  • Self-sealing fuel tanks (2 under the gun barrels, 1 behind ammo and 1 in each wingroot)

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB320 → 401 Sl icon.png
RB880 → 1 105 Sl icon.png
SB750 → 942 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications4 450 Rp icon.png
2 680 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost300 Ge icon.png
Crew training600 Sl icon.png
Experts2 100 Sl icon.png
Aces40 Ge icon.png
Research Aces110 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 40 / 70 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
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Fuselage repair
300 Rp icon.png
180 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods radiator.png
300 Rp icon.png
180 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
500 Rp icon.png
300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
370 Rp icon.png
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods new engine.png
370 Rp icon.png
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
720 Rp icon.png
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
500 Rp icon.png
300 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods armor cover.png
720 Rp icon.png
440 Sl icon.png
110 Ge icon.png
Mods ammo.png
300 Rp icon.png
180 Sl icon.png
50 Ge icon.png
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Mods weapon.png
370 Rp icon.png
220 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png


Offensive armament

Ammunition600 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The G.50 serie 2 is armed with:

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

Usage in battles

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 12.7 mm guns mounted in the upper cowling, which means it has the distinctive low rate of fire (roughly 400 rounds per minute). However it does have its merits as well, it's fairly agile, it has no trouble dog fighting Hurricanes it will commonly face, and if things become too hectic, the G.50 can quickly escape by going into a dive, and exploiting 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 keep 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 Swordfish, Po-2 and the like.

Manual Engine Control

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

Pros and cons


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


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


The G.50 was the first all-metal Italian monoplane fighter, and the first with retractable landing gear. A contemporary of the CR.42 biplane, it was a transitional plane that was not well-liked by pilots used to more maneuverable biplanes. Sturdy and easy to handle, it was slow and poorly armed even by early war standards. Designed by Fiat's Giuseppi Gabrielli, it lost the 1936 competition for a new interceptor to the Macchi M.C. 200, but was chosen anyway. Combat flight tests in Spain in 1939 followed, and the first planes entered combat service in late 1939. Finland bought 35 G.50s, using them in their air force until 1944.

At the start of World War Two there were 118 G.50s in Italian service in two fighter Gruppi. They fought in the invasion of France, and then in the Battle of Britain alongside C.R. 42s, performing poorly against British fighters. It continued in service in Greece, the Mediterranean and Africa, but by 1940 was largely used as a ground attacker. A total of 782 were built.


See also

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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
Jet fighters  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 YS
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
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
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C