G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany)
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The ▀G.50 Freccia AS serie 7 is a rank I gift German fighter with a battle rating of 1.7 (AB/RB) and 2.0 (SB). 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 G.50 as well as the other Italian planes in the German tech 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. The Fiat G.50 is the oldest of the Series 0 planes, its fellow stablemates are the M.C 200 and Re 2000, both build around the same 860 HP redial engine and having the same armament.
| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 m)
| Max altitude
| Turn time
| Rate of climb
| Max Speed
(km/h at 5,000 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|
|< 390||< 400||< 420||> 230|
|Optimal altitude||100% Engine power||WEP Engine power|
|3,800 m||840 hp||983 hp|
Survivability and armour
- No armour plating
- No armour glazing
- Critical components located in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
- More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
The G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany) is armed with:
- 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
The G.50 AS serie 7 (Germany) can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
- Without load
- 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs
Usage in the battles
In general, it is a slightly worse version of the M.C 200, and as such, it very much flies the same, albeit a little bit slower. With its decent rate of climb, its generally best to ensure you have proper altitude to play around with first. Generally for low tier planes like the G.50 3000-4000 meters is generally enough, from there, the way of flying should be dedicated by the situation and opponents. Its good acceleration in dives and respectable dive speeds means it can be used as a Pure Boom and Zoomer, especially when you realize its energy retention is better than that of many other planes at its BR. However, it is a decent turn-fighter, barring the poor acceleration so it can be used as such as well. Be warned on regular biplanes and Japanese monoplanes. Both of which are considerably better, bar high speeds, where the stiffness of controls on the G.50 are less than on either biplanes or Japanese planes.
The Fiat G.50 Freccia is a typical Italian pre-war design, its fairly sturdy, has modest speed and poor armament consisting of 2 Breda SAFAT 12.7mm guns mounted in the upper cowling, which means it has the distinctive low rate of fire (roughly 400 rounds per minutes). However it does have its merits as well, it's fairly agile, it has no trouble dogfighting Hurricanes it will commonly face, and if things become too hectic, the G.50 can quickly escape by going into a dive, and exploit its surprisingly good dive acceleration to gain separation. Furthermore, it pays to be aware of its modest acceleration and overheating, as such, it's generally advised to maintain an eye on your speed and use WEP sparingly.
For the armament, 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. Shell velocity is low, hence they suffer above 300 meters, so only fire 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.
Manual Engine Control
|Controllable||Controllable||Not controllable||Controllable||Combined||Not controllable||Controllable|
|I||Fuselage Repair||Radiator||Offensive 12 mm|
|III||Wings Repair||Engine||New 12 mm MGs|
Pros and cons
- Good Visibility from the cockpit
- Decent rate of climb
- Good acceleration in a dive
- High maximum dive speed
- Decent high-speed handling
- Good dogfighter
- Modest armament
- Poor acceleration in level flight
- Overheating is an issue
- Guns deal very little damage at long range
- Modest speed
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"The G.50 Freccia (“Arrow”) was the first Italian all-metal monoplane fighter, which, although clearly inferior to allied fighters of the time, was the best Italian fighter aircraft.
Development of the fighter began in 1936, at the request of the Italian Air Force, and ended with the creation of an easy-to-manage and extremely maneuverable interceptor. The ""Arrow"" used such modern technology as a constant-speed all-metal propeller and variable pitch, as well as retractable landing gear. The “Arrow,” however, could not take advantage of the monoplane design because its engine was too weak (at 840 horsepower). The aircraft’s limited armament was also a weakness - it had two synchronous large-caliber machine guns with 150 rounds of ammunition.
The first series of 45 G.50s, production of which began in late 1937, had a closed cockpit, and while it provided relatively good visibility, the pilots were not very enthusiastic about it, so the second series of planes (200 aircraft) were built with an open cockpit. All in all, 833 G.50s were build (including all variants).
Besides Italy, the plane served in Finland, Croatia, and Spain as well."
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