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".
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
| Max Speed
(km/h at 7,000 m)
|Max altitude (meters)||Turn time (seconds)|| Rate of climb
|Take-off run (meters)|
|Combat flap||Take-off flap||Landing flap||Air brakes||Arrestor gear|
| Wing-break speed
| Gear limit
| Combat flap
|Max Static G|
|< 400||< 420||< 450||> 314|
|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
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.
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
Describe the tactics of playing in an aircraft, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but instead, give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).
Manual Engine Control
|Not controllable|| Controllable
|Controllable||Not controllable||Combined||Controllable||Not controllable|
|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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=== Encyclopedia Info ===, also if applicable).
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- reference to the series of the aircraft;
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|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|