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General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.2 tEmpty weight
3.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 360 mCeiling
sec20.3/20.3/19.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Daimler-Benz DB-603AEngine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
840 km/hStructural
360 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
2 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
63 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
240 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png17 600 / 22 088/24 850 / 31 186/6 360 / 7 981Repair
68 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
240 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 100 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.72 Rp icon.pngReward for battle


GarageImage G.56.jpg

The G.56 is a rank IV Italian fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
654 635 10 360 20.9 21.5 18.2 18.2 250
Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ? 677 10 360  ??.? 20.0  ?.? 21.7 250


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
780 360 460 ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< 400 < 420 < 450 > 314
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
6,000 m 1,580 hp 1,738 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel plate behind pilot
  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass


Offensive armament

Main article: MG 151/20 (20 mm)

The G.56 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon   (300 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons (250 rpg = 500 total)

Two of the cannons are mounted one each in the wings with the remaining cannon being nose mounted through the propeller spinner. Each wing mounted cannon is armed with the same amount of ammunition, which means that all wing mounted guns will fire with each other until empty. The nose cannon contains 50 more rounds of ammo than the wing mounted cannons and will continue to fire after the wing mounted cannons have run out of ammunition.

Suspended armament

The G.56 can externally has the following payload options:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (total = 100 kg)
  • 2 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (total = 200 kg)

Usage in battles

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Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator MCGP50
II Compressor Airframe
III Wing Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm MCSAP100
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons


  • Great acceleration
  • Relatively effective weaponry; three 20 mm cannons
  • Large ammo reserve (800 rounds total)
  • Above average climb rate
  • Decent maneuverability
  • Competitive flight performance at most altitudes


  • Poor vertical energy retention
  • Control surfaces function poorly at high speeds
  • Stays in take-off settings while using Automatic Engine Controls, overheating the plane quickly
  • Open radiator affects plane's top speed more than typical fighters


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See also

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External links

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Italy fighters
Fiat  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater · CR.42 Falco · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  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