Re.2000 serie 1

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Re.2000 serie 1
re_2000_int.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/2.0/2.0BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.1 tEmpty weight
2.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
sec20.2/20.2/19.2Turn Time
174 km/hStalling speed
Piaggio P.XI. R.C. 40Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
740 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 400 / 1 757/1 250 / 1 568/390 / 489Repair
1 800 Sl icon.pngCrew training
6 300 Sl icon.pngExperts
80 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.06 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Italian fighter Re.2000 serie 1. For other uses, see Re.2000 G.A..

Description

GarageImage Re.2000 serie 1.jpg


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".

General info

Flight Performance

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.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,300 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
505 496 10,000 17.0 17.3 12.8 12.8 220
Upgraded
Max Speed IAS
(km/h at 5,300 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
470 450 10,000 15.5 16.0 22.0 22.0 220

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
740 350 560 ~?? ~?

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.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

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

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable Controllable Single speed

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:

  • 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)

Cons:

  • 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)

History

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 1938. 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.[1]

Media

Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

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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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • encyclopedia page on the aircraft;
  • other literature.


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

  1. Thompson, Jonathan W., Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Aero Publishers, Los Angeles (1963), 304 pages.