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{{Specs-Card|code=mc200_serie3}}
 
{{Specs-Card|code=mc200_serie3}}
 
{{About
 
{{About
| about = German fighter '''{{Specs|name}}'''
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| about = fighter '''{{PAGENAME}}'''
| usage = other uses
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| other
| link = C.200 (Family)
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| usage-1 = the Italian version
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| link-1 = C.200 serie 3
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| usage-2 = other uses
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| link-2 = C.200 (Family)
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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[[File:GarageImage_C.200_serie_3.jpg|420px|thumb|left]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} German fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27 in the German aviation tree. In [[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]], the C.200 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tree were moved to the new Italian tree, although it still exists in the German tree for those who unlocked it prior to Update 1.69.
  
[[File:GarageImage_C.200_serie_3.jpg|420px|thumb|left|The '''{{PAGENAME}}''' in the garage]]
 
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} gift German fighters {{Battle-rating}}. This fighter has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.29 in the German aviation tree. In [[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]], the C.200 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tree were moved to the new Italian tree , although it still exists in the German tree for those who unlocked it prior to Update 1.69.
 
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, maneuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->
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''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Speed, manoeuvrability, acceleration and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run<br>(meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|482||467|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||16.4||17.6||13.1||14.8||280
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| 483 || 467 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 16.2 || 17.6 || 15 || 15 || 280
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,500 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 4,500 m)
! rowspan="2" |Max altitude (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
! colspan="2" | Turn time (seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
 
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" |Take-off run (meters)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
 
|-
 
|-
 
! AB
 
! AB
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! RB
 
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
|531||504|| {{Specs|ceiling}} ||15.2||16.0||25.0||18.0||280
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| 532 || 504 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 15.2 || 16.0 || 22 || 18 || 280
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
====Details====
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==== Details ====
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flap
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! Combat flaps
! Take-off flap
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! Take-off flaps
! Landing flap
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! Landing flaps
 
! Air brakes
 
! Air brakes
 
! Arrestor gear
 
! Arrestor gear
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
 
! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Combat flap<br> (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
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! -
 
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|разрушение|конструкции}} || {{Specs|разрушение|шасси}} ||600|| ~25 || ~10
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 600 || ~15 || ~7
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
| < 390 || < 400 || < 420 || > 230
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| < 400 || < 270 || < 550 || > 300
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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! WEP Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| 3,800 m || 840 hp || 983 hp  
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| 3,800 m || 815 hp || 956 hp
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<!--! colspan="3" | Setting 2
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
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| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|-
 
! colspan="3" | Setting 3
 
|-
 
! Optimal altitude
 
! 100% Engine power
 
! WEP Engine power
 
 
|-
 
|-
| ?,??? m || ?,??? hp || ?,??? hp
 
|- -->
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
 
=== Survivability and armour ===
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''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.''
 
 
* No armour plating
 
* No armour glazing
 
* Critical components located in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near fuselage
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
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<!-- ''Describe the offensive armament of the aircraft, if any. Describe how effective the cannons and machine guns are in a battle, and also what belts or drums are better to use. If there is no offensive weaponry, delete this subsection.'' -->
 
{{main|Breda-SAFAT da 12.7 mm (12.7 mm)}}
 
{{main|Breda-SAFAT da 12.7 mm (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT da 12.7 mm machine guns, nose-mounted (370 rpg = 740 total)
  
* 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 RPG = 600 total
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== Usage in battles ==
== Usage in the battles ==
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The M.C 200 is a fairly typical pre-war Italian design, moderate speed combined with good rates of turning, and high-speed tolerance while maintaining good controls at all speeds. Furthermore, the MC 200 is a capable climber, easily matching a lot of planes that it will regularly meet in its BR range. Further, it's fairly tough, capable of taking hits and returning to the airfield for repairs. However, it does have its issues as well, most notably the poor engine power which results in poor acceleration and, much like all Italian designs, it suffers from poor armament as well, although given the lower BR than the Folgore, this is less of an issue. Furthermore, as of 1.55, its payload is not modelled, so it doesn't carry bombs, meaning it's a poor ground attacker, being only able to harm soft Ground targets.
  
The M.C 200 is a fairly typical pre-war Italian design, Moderate speed combined with good rates of turning, and high-speed tolerance while maintaining good controls at all speeds. Furthermore, the MC 200 is a capable climber, easily matching a lot of planes that it will regularly meet in its BR range. Further its fairly though, capable of taking hits and return to the airfield for repairs. However, it does have its issues as well, most notably the poor engine power which results in poor acceleration and, much like all Italian designs, it suffers from poor armament as well, although given the lower BR then the Folgore, this is less of an issue. Furthermore, as of 1.55, its payload is not modelled, so it doesn't carry bombs, meaning its a poor ground attacker. Being only able to harm soft Ground targets.
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For the guns, the same applies to all other Italian aircraft. Generally, you want to use Tracers, Anti-air or Stealth since they are the belts that deal the most damage. They suffer above 300 meters, so fire only 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 Mk I|Swordfish]], [[Po-2]] and the likes.
  
For the guns, the same applies to all other Italian aircraft, generally, you want to use Tracers, Anti-air or Stealth since they are the belts that deal the most damage. They suffer above 300 meters, so fire only 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 likes.
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In general, it's recommended to climb as much as you can before engaging, a good 4000 meters is important, for it can be used to get some extra speed when you need it. In combat, it can engage in a wide array of moves. The decent energy retention and high speeds it can attain, about 800 km/h before it begins to redline, means it can be used for Boom and Zoom, or to get away. Furthermore, it's a good turn-fighter, it outturns a lot of planes it faces, exceptions being biplanes and, if you are in arcade, Japanese aircraft. However, take care as the engine isn't the most powerful, and accelerating is problematic, so it's important to watch your speed carefully in combat. This becomes especially important since the engine is also quite prone to overheating when WEP is engaged, and cools down slowly.
  
In general, its recommended to climb as much as you can before engaging, a good 4000 meters is important, for it can be used to get some extra speed when you need it. For Combat, it can engage in a wide array of moves, the decent energy retention and high speeds it can attain, about 800 kph before it begins to redline, means it can be used for Boom and Zoom, or to get away. Furthermore, it's a good turn-fighter, it outturns a lot of planes it faces, exceptions being biplanes and, if you are in arcade, Japanese aircraft. However take care, the engine isn't the most powerful, and accelerating is problematic, so it's important to watch your speed carefully in combat. This becomes especially important since the engine is also quite prone to overheat when WEP is engaged, and it cools down slowly.
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=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
 
===Manual Engine Control===
 
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
! colspan="7" | MEC elements
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" |Mixer
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! rowspan="2" | Mixer
! rowspan="2" |Pitch
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! rowspan="2" | Pitch
! colspan="3" |Radiator
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! colspan="3" | Radiator
! rowspan="2" |Supercharger
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! rowspan="2" | Supercharger
! rowspan="2" |Turbocharger
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
|-
 
|-
 
! Oil
 
! Oil
 
! Water
 
! Water
! Type  
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! Type
 
|-
 
|-
| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable || rowspan="2" |Combined|| rowspan="2" | Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable
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| Controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>1 gear || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
===Modules===
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=== Modules ===
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
 
! colspan="1" | Survivability
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
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! colspan="1" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
|-
 
| I
 
| I
| Fuselage Repair
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| Fuselage repair
 
| Radiator
 
| Radiator
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|Offensive 12 mm
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| Offensive 12 mm
 
|-
 
|-
 
| II
 
| II
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| Compressor
 
| Compressor
 
| Airframe
 
| Airframe
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|-
 
|-
 
| III
 
| III
| Wings Repair
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| Wings repair
 
| Engine
 
| Engine
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|New 12 mm MGs
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| New 12 mm MGs
 
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|-
 
| IV
 
| IV
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| Engine Injection
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| Engine injection
 
| Cover
 
| Cover
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|-
 
|-
 
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|}
  
 
=== Pros and cons ===
 
=== Pros and cons ===
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'''Pros:'''
 
'''Pros:'''
 
 
* Good rate of turn
 
* Good rate of turn
 
* Good rate of climb
 
* Good rate of climb
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
 
 
* Acceleration leaves something to be desired
 
* Acceleration leaves something to be desired
 
* The machine guns are not exceptional with a low rate of fire and ineffective beyond 300 meters
 
* The machine guns are not exceptional with a low rate of fire and ineffective beyond 300 meters
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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The M.C.200 is a Pre-war Italian monoplane manufactured by the Macchi aircraft company, its Name derives from its chief designer, Castoldi, designer of the famous M.C.72 racing plane.
 
The M.C.200 is a Pre-war Italian monoplane manufactured by the Macchi aircraft company, its Name derives from its chief designer, Castoldi, designer of the famous M.C.72 racing plane.
  
The M.C 200 was a design put forward for the Regia Aeronautica's Series 0 tender set in 1934, a specification for a modern monowing interceptor. of the Italian aeronautical industry, three firms submitted a prototype, the G.50 by Fiat, the Re 2000 by Reggiane and the M.C 200 by Macchi. Of the Three designs, the M.C 200 won the tender, being the fastest and the best aircraft, although it did have issues that needed fixing before it could enter service, most notably its issues with autorotation and sudden, violent stalls. For this reason, the Fiat G.50, while inferior to the M.C 200, was chosen for production as well, as it would be able to enter service on short notice, the G.50 went on and served in the Spanish civil war, and for a time, alongside the M.C.200.
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The M.C 200 was a design put forward for the Regia Aeronautica's Series 0 tender set in 1934, a specification for a modern monowing interceptor. Of the Italian aeronautical industry, three firms submitted a prototype, the G.50 by Fiat, the Re 2000 by Reggiane and the M.C 200 by Macchi. Of the three designs, the M.C 200 won the tender, being the fastest and the best aircraft, although it did have issues that needed fixing before it could enter service, most notably its issues with autorotation and sudden, violent stalls. For this reason, the Fiat G.50, while inferior to the M.C 200, was chosen for production as well, as it would be able to enter service on short notice, the G.50 went on and served in the Spanish civil war, and for a time, alongside the M.C.200.
  
 
=== In-game description ===
 
=== In-game description ===
"A single-engine fighter with retractable landing gear.  
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A single-engine fighter with retractable landing gear.
  
The M.C.200, soon nicknamed the Saetta (“Lightning”), was created in 1937 as an interceptor, designed to ""protect our national territory in case of need"". The plane was used until about 1943 as an escort plane and a ground attack fighter. It was particularly active in the North African theater, where the Saetta was highly prized in the desert conditions for its rugged construction and manueverability.
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The M.C.200, soon nicknamed the Saetta ("Lightning"), was created in 1937 as an interceptor, designed to "protect our national territory in case of need". The plane was used until about 1943 as an escort plane and a ground attack fighter. It was particularly active in the North African theater, where the Saetta was highly prized in the desert conditions for its rugged construction and manueverability.
  
 
In combat, the Saetta’s most dangerous opponent was the Hurricane. The M.C.200 was inferior to the Hurricane in terms of maximum speed, but it had superior maneuverability, turning radius and rate of climb. The Saetta had a radial 14-cylinder A.74 RC38 engine (870 hp). Its armament consisted of two 12.7-mm SAFAT machine guns. Later, the fighter was fitted to carry eight 15-kg bombs.
 
In combat, the Saetta’s most dangerous opponent was the Hurricane. The M.C.200 was inferior to the Hurricane in terms of maximum speed, but it had superior maneuverability, turning radius and rate of climb. The Saetta had a radial 14-cylinder A.74 RC38 engine (870 hp). Its armament consisted of two 12.7-mm SAFAT machine guns. Later, the fighter was fitted to carry eight 15-kg bombs.
  
Modifications of the M.C.200 had no major changes in equipment. The M.C.200 series 3 could carry additional fuel tanks. From start to finish of its production, the aircraft’s payload capacity was increased from 429 to 522 kg."
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Modifications of the M.C.200 had no major changes in equipment. The M.C.200 series 3 could carry additional fuel tanks. From start to finish of its production, the aircraft’s payload capacity was increased from 429 to 522 kg.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
''An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.''
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''Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.''
 
 
== Read also ==
 
''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example,''
 
  
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== See also ==
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''Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''reference to the series of the aircraft;''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
 
* ''links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.''
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== Sources ==
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== External links ==
 
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* ''topic on the official game forum;''
 
* ''topic on the official game forum;''
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* ''encyclopedia page on the aircraft;''
 
* ''other literature.''
 
* ''other literature.''
  
 
{{Germany fighters}}
 
{{Germany fighters}}

Latest revision as of 11:04, 22 May 2019

▀C.200 Saetta serie 3
mc200_serie3.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.0/1.7/1.7BR
FighterClass
1 personCrew
2.1 tEmpty weight
2.4 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
8 900 mCeiling
sec17.4/17.4/16.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Fiat A74Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
845 km/hStructural
300 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 х 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
740 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Economy
5 900 Rp icon.pngResearch
6 300 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 200 / 1 506/930 / 1 167/340 / 426Repair
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 fighter C.200 serie 3 (Germany). For the Italian version, see C.200 serie 3. For other uses, see C.200 (Family).

Description

GarageImage C.200 serie 3.jpg


The ▀C.200 Saetta serie 3 is a rank I German fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). It has been in the game since the start of the Open Beta Test prior to Update 1.27 in the German aviation tree. In Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica", the C.200 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tree were moved to the new Italian tree, although it still exists in the German tree for those who unlocked it prior to Update 1.69.

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.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
483 467 8 900 16.2 17.6 15 15 280
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 4,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
532 504 8 900 15.2 16.0 22 18 280

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
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845 300 600 ~15 ~7
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 400 < 270 < 550 > 300
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
3,800 m 815 hp 956 hp

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

The C.200 serie 3 (Germany) is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT da 12.7 mm machine guns, nose-mounted (370 rpg = 740 total)

Usage in battles

The M.C 200 is a fairly typical pre-war Italian design, moderate speed combined with good rates of turning, and high-speed tolerance while maintaining good controls at all speeds. Furthermore, the MC 200 is a capable climber, easily matching a lot of planes that it will regularly meet in its BR range. Further, it's fairly tough, capable of taking hits and returning to the airfield for repairs. However, it does have its issues as well, most notably the poor engine power which results in poor acceleration and, much like all Italian designs, it suffers from poor armament as well, although given the lower BR than the Folgore, this is less of an issue. Furthermore, as of 1.55, its payload is not modelled, so it doesn't carry bombs, meaning it's a poor ground attacker, being only able to harm soft Ground targets.

For the guns, the same applies to all other Italian aircraft. Generally, you want to use Tracers, Anti-air or Stealth since they are the belts that deal the most damage. They suffer above 300 meters, so fire only 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 likes.

In general, it's recommended to climb as much as you can before engaging, a good 4000 meters is important, for it can be used to get some extra speed when you need it. In combat, it can engage in a wide array of moves. The decent energy retention and high speeds it can attain, about 800 km/h before it begins to redline, means it can be used for Boom and Zoom, or to get away. Furthermore, it's a good turn-fighter, it outturns a lot of planes it faces, exceptions being biplanes and, if you are in arcade, Japanese aircraft. However, take care as the engine isn't the most powerful, and accelerating is problematic, so it's important to watch your speed carefully in combat. This becomes especially important since the engine is also quite prone to overheating when WEP is engaged, and cools down slowly.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Not 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 rate of turn
  • Good rate of climb
  • Decent energy retention
  • Sturdy platform
  • It has very good cockpit view, lack of canopy means superb view to the sides and above, while the slim headrest ensures a good view to the rear as well
  • Good controls at most speeds
  • Can dive well

Cons:

  • Acceleration leaves something to be desired
  • The machine guns are not exceptional with a low rate of fire and ineffective beyond 300 meters
  • Engine is prone to overheating
  • Its speed in level flight is nothing exceptional
  • Open cockpit, no pilot protection

History

The M.C.200 is a Pre-war Italian monoplane manufactured by the Macchi aircraft company, its Name derives from its chief designer, Castoldi, designer of the famous M.C.72 racing plane.

The M.C 200 was a design put forward for the Regia Aeronautica's Series 0 tender set in 1934, a specification for a modern monowing interceptor. Of the Italian aeronautical industry, three firms submitted a prototype, the G.50 by Fiat, the Re 2000 by Reggiane and the M.C 200 by Macchi. Of the three designs, the M.C 200 won the tender, being the fastest and the best aircraft, although it did have issues that needed fixing before it could enter service, most notably its issues with autorotation and sudden, violent stalls. For this reason, the Fiat G.50, while inferior to the M.C 200, was chosen for production as well, as it would be able to enter service on short notice, the G.50 went on and served in the Spanish civil war, and for a time, alongside the M.C.200.

In-game description

A single-engine fighter with retractable landing gear.

The M.C.200, soon nicknamed the Saetta ("Lightning"), was created in 1937 as an interceptor, designed to "protect our national territory in case of need". The plane was used until about 1943 as an escort plane and a ground attack fighter. It was particularly active in the North African theater, where the Saetta was highly prized in the desert conditions for its rugged construction and manueverability.

In combat, the Saetta’s most dangerous opponent was the Hurricane. The M.C.200 was inferior to the Hurricane in terms of maximum speed, but it had superior maneuverability, turning radius and rate of climb. The Saetta had a radial 14-cylinder A.74 RC38 engine (870 hp). Its armament consisted of two 12.7-mm SAFAT machine guns. Later, the fighter was fitted to carry eight 15-kg bombs.

Modifications of the M.C.200 had no major changes in equipment. The M.C.200 series 3 could carry additional fuel tanks. From start to finish of its production, the aircraft’s payload capacity was increased from 429 to 522 kg.

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