G.50 serie 2

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G.50 Freccia serie 2
fiat_g50_seria2_italy.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/1.7/1.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
1.9 tEmpty weight
2.5 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 200 mCeiling
sec16.4/16.4/15.0Turn 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
Economy
4 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
2 100 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png980 / 1 229/850 / 1 066/250 / 313Repair
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 Italian fighter G.50 serie 2. For the German version, see G.50 serie 2 (Germany). For other versions, see G.50 (Family).

Description

GarageImage G.50 serie 2.jpg


The G.50 Freccia serie 2 is a rank I Italian fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (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

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.

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
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 15.8 16.5 11.9 11.9 283
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 14.4 15.0 19 15 283

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 ~14 ~6
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 958 hp

Survivability and armour

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Armaments

Offensive armament

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
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
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 dog fighter

Cons:

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

History

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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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Italy fighters
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  G.50 Freccia serie 2 · G.50 Freccia AS serie 7 · G.55 sottoserie 0 · G.55 Centauro serie 1 · G.55S · G.56
Reggiane  Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2000 G.A. · Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN · Re.2002 Early
Macchi  C.200 Saetta serie 3 · C.200 Saetta serie 7 · C.202 Folgore · C.202EC · C.205 serie 1 · C.205 serie 3 · C.205N2
Other countries  IAR-81C · ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS