G.55 serie 1

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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
FighterClass
1 personCrew
3.1 tEmpty weight
3.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
10 000 mCeiling
sec20.3/20.3/19.0Turn Time
km/hStalling speed
Daimler-Benz DB-605AEngine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
840 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Offensive armament
3 х 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
650 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
2 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
Economy
40 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
150 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png8 920 / 11 346/15 250 / 19 398/5 940 / 7 555Repair
43 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
150 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
700 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.54 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft G.55 serie 1. For other uses, see G.55 (Disambiguation)

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

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ?  ?,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.?  ?

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X X X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)

Armaments

Offensive armament

The G.55 serie 1 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (250 rpg = 250 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannon (200 rpg = 400 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gun (300 rpg = 600 total)

The two of the cannons are each mounted in the 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

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The G.55 serie 1 can carry an external payload consisting of:

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


Usage in the 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 maneuvering. It performs best up to medium altitudes around 5000m (16404 Feet), after which it is generally outperformed by its competition. Its light construction and its wing profile, however, mean that when the Centauro goes in 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
Automatic pitch
Controllable Not controllable Combined Controllable Not controllable

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I
II
III
IV

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good climb rate.
  • Exceptional low and mid altitude performance.
  • Relatively robust airframe.
  • Good turn and roll rate.

Cons:

  • Lack of armor means the pilot is more prone to being knocked out in a head on pass.
  • Roll and yaw is limited at high speeds.
  • Metal beams on canopy window obstructs first person view.

History

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Italy fighters
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  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