Re.2000 serie 1
|This page is about the Italian fighter Re.2000 serie 1. For other uses, see Re.2000 G.A..|
The Re.2000 serie 1 is a Rank I Italian fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".
This Italian plane is best used as an energy fighter and can be a very good start to learn how to use Italian planes.
The plane climbs and dives very well, it can reach a high speed quickly, but like every Italian plane in this rank, controls will be stiff above 500 kph (310 mph) IAS.
The best performance is between 400 to 500 kph (248 to 310 mph) IAS, but in a swallow level flight the max speed is 450 IAS.
To be in the above-mentioned speed range, climb up to 3,000 meters, and then dive onto the enemy. If the enemy is more than 2 km below, cut your throttle to 0% and only increase once at the same altitude as the enemy and started to losing speed. Diving or climbing straight at a 90-degree angle will cause the engine to shut down due to fuel cut-off.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,300 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed IAS
(km/h at 5,300 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|
Survivability and armour
Examine the survivability of the aircraft. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, whether the fuel tanks are armoured, etc. Describe the armour, if there is any, and also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.
The Re.2000 serie 1 is armed with:
- 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
Usage in battles
Once in game, climb up to 3,000 m and start gaining speed. If the enemy is at the same altitude, dodge any attempt at a head on, and try to out turn / out climb them.
If an enemy is below, dive down and attack. If you overshoot them, conduct a yo-yo manoeuvre to get back on their tail.
Some enemies to be concerned about are:
- Spitfires: The early versions carrying eight machine guns in their wings
- P-26: Especially the version that carries the M2 Brownings.
- Any Biplane: Most of these are very good turners. They can earn back speed after multiple turns very quickly, so in a dogfight, the Re.2000 might feel sluggish. Don't get baited into these turn fights and instead use the speed / climb to fly away towards an advantageous position to attack.
When going against the Re.2000 serie 1, one will find head-ons effective against a Re.2000 since it only has two 12.7s machine guns. If you're in a head-on against one, shoot a small burst, and escape with a barrel roll. If one is one your six, either run away at high speed or make some speed costly maneuvers, and turn onto his six. Never try to follow one in a climb, and if one is diving on you, you can dodge it easily due to its control stiffening and average roll rate.
Manual Engine Control
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 12 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Great climb rate (20+ m/s)
- Great at energy fighting
- Good acceleration (Capable of 700 kph / 435 mph in a dive)
- Good turn rate, amazing at 400 to 500 kph (248 to 310 mph)
- Full manual engine control + propeller feathering
- No armor (better performance than G.A. model)
- Average speed (450 IAS)
- Average roll rate at any speed
- Underwhelming performance of the 2 x 12.7 Breda-SAFAT machine guns
- Low ammunition count for machine guns (only 600 rounds total)
- Overheats easily, even with 100% radiators, can only WEP for a few seconds before the engine overheats and destroys itself
- Sensitive to battle damage (damage will usually result in the aircraft catching fire)
- No armor (more vulnerable than G.A model)
The first project of the Reggiane design office was the Re.2000 which was designed by Italian engineers Alessio and Longhi. The first test flight was flown by Mario de Bernardi in 1939. With a superior engine in comparison to the FIAT powered MC.200, it was thought to be at least as manoeuvrable as the Bf 109 E in comparative trials, though the positioning of the fuel tank in an unarmored wing centre section was found to be a fatal drawback and thus it was not accepted into Italian service, however, the Re.2000 was sold to both Sweden and Hungary to complement their air forces. During 1940, the Italian Navy ordered a modified version for carrier use with a Piaggio P.XI bis engine and structural strengthening for catapult launching and carrier landings.
Hungary bought 70 Re.2000s and built another 192. Sweden bought 60, where they stayed in service until 1946. Britain had actually put in an order for 300, as well, before the onset of war prevented it. Those few of the 188 that were built by the Reggiane company that were not sold to other countries were used by an Italian squadron on Sicily in 1941/42, or converted for catapult use.
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|Reggiane Mechanical Factory (Officine Meccaniche Reggiane SpA)|
|Fighters||Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2000 G.A. · Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN · Re.2002 Early · Re.2005 serie 0|
|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 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|
- Thompson, Jonathan W., Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Aero Publishers, Los Angeles (1963), 304 pages.