CR.32 quater

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CR.32 quater
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This page is about the Italian fighter CR.32 quater. For other versions, see CR.32 and CR.32 bis.


GarageImage CR.32 quater.jpg

The CR.32 quater is a rank I Italian fighter with a battle rating of 1.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

The C.R.32 quater fights are usually at low to medium altitude, the recommended fight altitude is around 1,000 - 3,000 meters. Flying above ground level gives you the advantage of diving on your enemies, and you can also dive to avoid incoming fighters.

For a reserve plane, it is one of the best. It does lack armour for the pilot, meaning new players should focus on increasing the pilot's vitality. Its 2 x 12.7 mm (.50 cal) guns are one of the most powerful armaments in reserve planes, just behind the Ba.65 (K.14) L.

It has plenty of ammo, 350 rpg, which is enough to kill at least 2 planes. Its armament is also enough to kill a pilot in a single hit, which is similar to the P-26 Peashooter. It does, however, trade some manoeuvrability for superb diving capability. It can not turn fight Ki-10's, I-15's and is comparable to a Fury Mk II. It can fight pretty much anything it faces, but sometimes needs the help of a teammate.

General info

Flight performance

Max speed
at 3 100 m350 km/h
Turn time14 s
Max altitude9 000 m
EngineFiat A30 Bis
Cooling systemWater
Take-off weight2 t
Characteristics Max Speed
(km/h at 3,100 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 333 320 9000 14.4 15.3 5.2 5.2 150
Upgraded 354 350 13.8 14.0 16.7 9.6


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
590 590 N/A N/A N/A ~14 ~6
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 200 < 300 < 300 > 190
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,600 m 591 hp 787 hp

Survivability and armour

Crew1 person
Speed of destruction
Structural590 km/h
Gear590 km/h

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Modifications and economy

Repair cost
Total cost of modifications3 290 Rp icon.png
140 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost80 Ge icon.png
Crew trainingfree
Experts1 000 Sl icon.png
Aces10 Ge icon.png
Research Aces80 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
10 / 10 / 130 % Sl icon.png
100 / 100 / 100 % Rp icon.png
Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
Mods aerodinamic fuse.png
Fuselage repair
Mods radiator.png
450 Rp icon.png
20 Sl icon.png
30 Ge icon.png
Mods compressor.png
750 Rp icon.png
30 Sl icon.png
60 Ge icon.png
Mods aerodinamic wing.png
Wings repair
Mods new engine.png
Mods metanol.png
Engine injection
1 100 Rp icon.png
50 Sl icon.png
80 Ge icon.png
Mods armor frame.png
Mods armor cover.png
Mods ammo.png
450 Rp icon.png
20 Sl icon.png
30 Ge icon.png
Mod arrow 1.png
Mods weapon.png
540 Rp icon.png
20 Sl icon.png
40 Ge icon.png


Offensive armament

Ammunition700 rounds
Fire rate700 shots/min
Main article: Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)

The CR.32 quater is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)

Usage in battles

You do not have much choice, you have 2 machine guns and that's it. You can destroy some artillery, AA positions and armoured vehicles. You should prioritize other fighters to ground targets, as destroying player targets will give you much more RP.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not controllable
Not auto controlled
Not auto controlled
Combined Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable


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
  • When grinding the CR.32 quater focus on getting the performance modifications. The "Offensive 12.7mm" should be researched immediately, and air target ammo equipped afterwards to focus on improving the plane's performance.

Pros and cons


  • 12.7 mm MG's are great for killing pilots and penetrating enemy armour plates
  • Excellent dive speed
  • Surprisingly good turning against bigger fighters


  • Turns worse than some biplanes it faces
  • Has a relatively small ammo pool, firing in short bursts is very recommended
  • No protection for the pilot


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See also

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Fiat Aviation (Fiat Aviazione)
Attacker  F.C.20 Bis
Fighters  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
Jet fighters  G.91 pre-serie · G.91 R/1 · G.91 YS
Bombers  B.R.20DR · B.R.20M M1
Export  J11
  ▀G.91 R/3 · ▀G.91 R/4 · G.91 R/4
Captured  ▀CR.42 · ▀Marcolin's C.R.42 CN · ▀G.50 serie 2 · ▀G.50 AS serie 7
See also  North American Aviation · Lockheed Martin

Italy fighters
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 gruppo 22 · 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
Romania  IAR-81C