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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]].
 
The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian fighter {{Battle-rating}}. It was introduced in [[Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica"]].
  
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight performance ===
 
=== Flight performance ===
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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.''
'''Adequate'''. This is the word that comes to mind when referring to the flight characteristics of the G.55. While not particularly good at anything, it isn't particularly bad at anything either, which makes it a solid jack-of-all-trades type plane. Overall, it is a smooth flyer that has decent acceleration, speed and climb rate while sporting a powerful triad of MG 151's which load the feared ''minengeschoß'' round that can tear through planes like a hot knife through butter.    It excels the most in medium altitude (3-5 km) as a powerful energy-based dogfighter which can take advantage of its great engine power to defeat most allied fighters it comes across.
 
  
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center" width="70%"
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
! rowspan="2" | Characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="8" | Characteristics
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|-
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! colspan="8" | ''Stock''
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|-
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,500 m)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,500 m)
! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(metres)
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
 
! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(metres/second)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(metres)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
 +
! RB
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! AB
 +
! RB
 +
! AB
 +
! RB
 
|-
 
|-
! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB !! AB !! RB
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| 622 || 605 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.9 || 21.6 || 13.6 || 13.6 || 300
 
|-
 
|-
! Stock
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! colspan="8" | ''Upgraded''
| 623 || 607 || rowspan="2" | {{Specs|ceiling}} || 20.9 || 21.6 || 13.5 || 13.5 || rowspan="2" | 300
 
 
|-
 
|-
! Upgraded
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! colspan="2" | Max Speed<br>(km/h at 6,500 m)
| 670 || 646 || 19.1 || 20.0 || 20.7 || 16.7
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! rowspan="2" | Max altitude<br>(meters)
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! colspan="2" | Turn time<br>(seconds)
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! colspan="2" | Rate of climb<br>(meters/second)
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! rowspan="2" | Take-off run<br>(meters)
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|-
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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! AB
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! RB
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|-
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| 671 || 646 || {{Specs|ceiling}} || 19.1 || 20.0 || 20.5 || 16.7 || 300
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==== Details ====
 
==== Details ====
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
! colspan="5" | Features
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat flaps !! Take-off flaps !! Landing flaps !! Air brakes !! Arrestor gear
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! Combat flaps
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! Take-off flaps
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! Landing flaps
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! Air brakes
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! Arrestor gear
 
|-
 
|-
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
 
| ✓ || ✓ || ✓ || X || X    <!-- ✓ -->
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|}
 
|}
  
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" | Limits
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! colspan="5" | Limits
 
|-
 
|-
! rowspan="2" | Wings (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Wing-break speed<br>(km/h)
! rowspan="2" | Gear (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Gear limit<br>(km/h)
! colspan="3" | Flaps (km/h)
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! rowspan="2" | Combat flaps<br>(km/h)
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
! colspan="2" | Max Static G
 
|-
 
|-
! Combat !! Take-off !! Landing !! + !! -
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! +
 +
! -
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Specs|destruction|body}} || {{Specs|destruction|gear}} || 460 || 460 || 260 || ~11 || ~5
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| {{Specs|destruction|constructions}} || {{Specs|destruction|chassis}} || 460 || ~11 || ~5
 
|-
 
|-
 
|}
 
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities (km/h)
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! colspan="4" | Optimal velocities
 
|-
 
|-
! Ailerons !! Rudder !! Elevators !! Radiator
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! Ailerons<br>(km/h)
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! Rudder<br>(km/h)
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! Elevators<br>(km/h)
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! Radiator<br>(km/h)
 
|-
 
|-
 
| < 400 || < 420 || < 450 || > 715
 
| < 400 || < 420 || < 450 || > 715
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* 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
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* 50 mm bulletproof glass in the windshield
* 50 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
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* 8 mm steel seat plating
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (pilot, engine, controls)
 
* Fuel tanks located in wings
 
* Fuel tank in the fuselage behind the pilot
 
  
 
== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
=== Offensive armament ===
 
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{{main|MG 151 (20 mm)|Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)}}
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{{main|MG 151/20 (20 mm)|Breda-SAFAT (12.7 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
  
* 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, nose-mounted (250 rpg)
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* 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, -mounted (250 rpg)
* 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
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* 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
 
* 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
 
* 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)
  
The two cannons are mounted in each wing. A single 20 mm cannon is mounted in the nose of the aircraft, firing through the propeller hub. The two machine guns are nose-mounted, positioned between the pilot and the engine of the aircraft. If fired continuously, the wing-mounted cannons will run out of ammunition before the nose-mounted cannon.
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The two cannons are mounted in each wing. A single 20 mm cannon is mounted in the nose of the aircraft, firing through the propeller hub. The two machine guns are nose mounted, positioned between the pilot and the engine of the aircraft. If fired continuously, the wing mounted cannons will run out of ammunition before the nose-mounted cannon.
 
 
Do not use the Breda HMG's as a source of damage, as they have very poor ballistics beyond 300 meters. The pilot should use them as scouting weapons in order to line-up shots for the MG 151's to save ammunition, which isn't necessarily needed as the 151's have a large pool of ammunition, but it does help when trying to play more conservatively.
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==
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The G.55's main strong points come down to its engine power, its light construction and its wing profile, which grant it a high sustained rate of climb, a tight turning circle and the power output to endure sustained horizontal manoeuvring. It performs best up to medium altitudes around 5,000 m (16,404 feet), after which it is generally outperformed by its competition. unfortunately, its light construction and its wing profile mean that when the ''Centauro'' goes into the vertical, it bleeds speed very easily. Its top speed in a dive is unimpressive and it can barely catch up in a zoom climb with its competitors. The armament is very effective as well, however, the MG 151 is not very accurate at range, which should be taken into account when engaging in head-on passes.
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The G.55's main strong points come down to its engine power, its light construction and its wing profile, which grant it a high sustained rate of climb, a tight turning circle and the power output to endure sustained horizontal manoeuvring. It performs best up to medium altitudes around 5,000 m (16,404 feet), after which it is generally outperformed by its competition. Its light construction and its wing profile, however, mean that when the Centauro goes into the vertical, it bleeds speed very easily. Its top speed in a dive is unimpressive and it can barely catch up in a zoom climb with its competitors. The armament is very effective as well, however, the MG 151 is not very accurate at range, which should be taken into account when engaging in head-on passes.
 
 
You should primarily enforce an energy fighting flying style to take advantage of the aircraft's descent energy retention and solid manoeuvrability, and also to try to cover the ''Centauro's'' weakness of mediocre speed. Try to stay above your enemy, but take care to recognize the threat your attacker poses by observing the plane they are flying.
 
 
 
'''''Specific enemies worth noting'''''
 
 
 
* [[Spitfire F Mk IX]] and [[Spitfire F Mk XIVe|Spitfire F Mk XIVe.]] These two Spitfire's are some of the most common enemies you will face, and accordingly, some of the most dangerous. The Mk IX has decent speed, amazing climb rate and a turn rate that'll embarrass zeroes, and the XIVe has excellent speed and acceleration, great energy retention and solid performance at high altitude. You should never engage a Spitfire in a turn-fight, so focus on Boom-&-Zoom to use your powerful armament to shred through their weak airframes.
 
* [[P-51D-30]]. The P-51D-30 is another enemy you should take note of. It is arguably one of the best 4.7/5.0 aircraft thanks to its excellent speed, great climb rate, relatively powerful armament and solid high-speed manoeuvrability due to its Laminar flow wings. The Packard V-1650 is basically a Merlin engine tuned for high altitude, and it can propel the D-30 to speeds the G.55 can only dream of. However, the D-30 has extremely poor manoeuvrability at low speeds due to the same Laminar flow wings that allow it to turn well at high speeds, so if you cannot engage one with an energy advantage you can turn-fight it.
 
* [[Yak-3P]]. The feared red Russian menace is an extremely dangerous opponent that can engage you on a more than even footing. It turns extremely well and has a solid climb rate while also sporting a relatively powerful set of 3 B-20 cannons, but its performance suffers above 3,000 m where its already mediocre speed becomes crippling. As long as you take care to not turn fight one and engage it above 4,000 m, it is not a threat.
 
* Late [[Bf 109 (Family)|Bf 109]]'s. While you cannot face one in realistic battles, arcade battles pose this threat. The G-2 and G-6 outclass you in every way, shape and form. Under no circumstances are you to engage these opponents, and if one forces a fight on you, seek assistance from teammates.
 
  
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
 
=== Manual Engine Control ===
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! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
! rowspan="2" | Turbocharger
 
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|-
! Oil !! Water !! Type
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! Oil
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! Water
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! Type
 
|-
 
|-
| Not controllable || Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Controllable<br>Auto control available || Separate || Not controllable<br>1 gear || Not controllable
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| Not controllable || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Not auto controlled || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Auto control available || rowspan="2" | Controllable<br>Auto control available || rowspan="2" | Separate || rowspan="2" | Not controllable<br>1 gear || rowspan="2" | Not controllable
 
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|-
 
|}
 
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=== Modules ===
 
=== Modules ===
 
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{| class="wikitable"
! Tier
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! colspan="1" | Tier
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
 
! colspan="2" | Flight performance
! Survivability
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! colspan="1" | Survivability
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
! colspan="2" | Weaponry
 
|-
 
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* Relatively robust airframe
 
* Relatively robust airframe
 
* Good turn and roll rate
 
* Good turn and roll rate
* Effective armament with a large ammunition pool
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* Effective armament with enough ammo
* Multi-role fighter which can carry bombs
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* Can carry bombs
  
 
'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
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* Engine overheats quickly on WEP
 
* Engine overheats quickly on WEP
 
* Roll and yaw are limited at high speeds
 
* Roll and yaw are limited at high speeds
* Metal beams on canopy window obstruct the first-person view
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* Metal beams on canopy window obstruct first person view
* Very expensive repair cost for its rank
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* Very high repair cost for a 4.7 fighter
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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The Fiat G.55 serie 1 (G.55/1) was the first production aircraft series of the Fiat G.55 family. The aircraft's origins can be traced to a variant of the Fiat G.50, to be powered by a new Fiat RA.1050 inline engine (a license-built variant of the DB-605). The first G.55 prototype flew on 30 April 1942, immediately exhibiting its great flight performance and handling characteristics. Though initially equipped with a 20 mm MG151/20 cannon and four Breda SAFAT machine guns, the design was revised to include two additional cannons replacing two of the wing-mounted machine guns. This armament scheme became the standard for G.55/1 aircraft, though some had field-modified wing machine guns instead of the cannons.
 
 
 
The aircraft was test flown against its rivals, the C.205 and Re.2005. Of the three, the G.55 exhibited the second best characteristics. As a result, it and the C.205 were both ordered into mass production, with 1,800 G.55 aircraft ordered. The first 34 pre-production aircraft were completed identical to the prototype, and later modified to serie 1 standard, with underwing racks for a single 50 kg or 100 kg bomb. The aircraft's strong high-altitude performance and adequate armament made it well-suited for the bomber interception role it was meant to fulfil, as the Italians intended it to be used against American heavy bombers such as the B-17 and B-24.
 
 
 
The first G.55/1 aircraft began deliveries in summer of 1943, and soon began flying sorties against American bombers. However, the aircraft's complicated construction process meant that only 35 aircraft had been delivered before the Italian Armistice in September of that year. However, several G.55/1s went on to serve with the Northern Italian air force, still loyal to the Nazis. These aircraft served until late 1944, when they were replaced by later variants of the Bf 109.
 
 
 
In early 1942, the German and Italian air forces exchanged officers for visits to their respective aircraft production lines, to investigate ways to standardize axis aircraft production. In particular, the Germans were interested in the G.55 and its counterparts - so interested that it attracted the attention of Hermann Göring. After various flight tests, the German Air Ministry decided that the G.55 was an excellent fighter and started setting up a production line in Germany as well. As a result, various G.55 variants were produced in Germany. However, due to the relatively short production run before the Armistice, only 35 G.55/1 aircraft were built.
 
  
 
== Media ==
 
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== See also ==
 
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* [[G.55 (Family)]]: vehicles of the same family
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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* ''other literature.'' -->
  
* [[wt:en/news/4812-vehicle-profile-fiat-g-55-serie-1-en|[Vehicle Profile] Fiat G.55 serie 1]]
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{{AirManufacturer Fiat}}
 
 
{{Italy fighters}}
 
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G.55 Centauro serie 1
g_55_serie1.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.7/4.7/4.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.90 tTake-off weight
4.92 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10000 mCeiling
Daimler-Benz DB-605AEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
840 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
650 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
600 roundsAmmunition
700 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
2 x 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
Economy
40000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png23000 / 29279/21040 / 26783/8180 / 10413Repair
43000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
154 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
450 % Sl icon.png410 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian fighter G.55 serie 1. For other versions, see G.55 (Family).

Description

GarageImage G55serie1.jpg


The G.55 Centauro serie 1 is a rank III Italian fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica".

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 6,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
622 605 10000 20.9 21.6 13.6 13.6 300
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
671 646 10000 19.1 20.0 20.5 16.7 300

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
+ -
460 ~11 ~5
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 400 < 420 < 450 > 715
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,700 m 1,260 hp 1,399 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 50 mm bulletproof glass in the windshield
  • 8 mm steel seat plating

Armaments

Offensive armament

The G.55 serie 1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, -mounted (250 rpg)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing-mounted (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

The two cannons are mounted in each wing. A single 20 mm cannon is mounted in the nose of the aircraft, firing through the propeller hub. The two machine guns are nose mounted, positioned between the pilot and the engine of the aircraft. If fired continuously, the wing mounted cannons will run out of ammunition before the nose-mounted cannon.

Suspended armament

The G.55 serie 1 can be outfitted with the following ordnance:

  • Without load
  • 2 x 50 kg GP 50 bombs (100 kg total)
  • 2 x 100 kg GP 100 bombs (200 kg total)

Usage in battles

The G.55's main strong points come down to its engine power, its light construction and its wing profile, which grant it a high sustained rate of climb, a tight turning circle and the power output to endure sustained horizontal manoeuvring. It performs best up to medium altitudes around 5,000 m (16,404 feet), after which it is generally outperformed by its competition. Its light construction and its wing profile, however, mean that when the Centauro goes into the vertical, it bleeds speed very easily. Its top speed in a dive is unimpressive and it can barely catch up in a zoom climb with its competitors. The armament is very effective as well, however, the MG 151 is not very accurate at range, which should be taken into account when engaging in head-on passes.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Not controllable Controllable
Not auto controlled
Controllable
Auto control available
Controllable
Auto control available
Separate Not controllable
1 gear
Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm MCGP50
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs
III Wings repair Engine Offensive 20 mm MCSAP100
IV Engine injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good climb rate
  • Exceptional low and mid-altitude performance
  • Relatively robust airframe
  • Good turn and roll rate
  • Effective armament with enough ammo
  • Can carry bombs

Cons:

  • Lack of armour means the pilot is more prone to being knocked out in a head-on pass
  • Engine overheats quickly on WEP
  • Roll and yaw are limited at high speeds
  • Metal beams on canopy window obstruct first person view
  • Very high repair cost for a 4.7 fighter

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the aircraft in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/ History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

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See also

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;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


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
  Foreign:
Germany  ▄Bf 109 G-2 · ▄Bf 109 G-14/AS · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C