G.55 sottoserie 0

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G.55 sottoserie 0
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.0 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
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
840 km/hStructural
260 km/hGear
Offensive armament
20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
250 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
4 х 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
1 200 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
2 х 50 kg GP 50 bombSetup 1
2 х 100 kg GP 100 bombSetup 2
36 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
140 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png5 000 / 6 360/5 600 / 7 123/1 770 / 2 251Repair
39 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
140 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
590 Ge icon.pngAces
x 1.48 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the Italian fighter G.55 sottoserie 0. For other versions, see G.55 serie 1 and G.55S.


GarageImage G.55 sottoserie 0.jpg

The G.55 sottoserie 0 is a rank III Italian fighter with a battle rating of 4.3 (AB/SB) and 4.0 (RB). It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" alongside the initial Italian aviation tree.

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.

Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
616 599 10 000 20.9 21.6 13.3 13.3 300
Max Speed
(km/h at 6,500 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
664 638 10 000 19.1 20.0 20.5 16.5 300


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flaps
Max Static G
+ -
840 260 460 ~12 ~6
Optimal velocities
< 400 < 420 < 450 > 715
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
5,700 m 1,260 hp 1,398 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
  • 50 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (pilot, engine, controls)
  • Fuel tanks located in wings
  • Fuel tank in the fuselage behind the pilot


Offensive armament

The G.55 sottoserie 0 is armed with:

  • 1 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, nose-mounted (250 rpg)
  • 4 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 1,200 total)

Suspended armament

The G.55 sottoserie 0 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

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Manual Engine Control

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


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

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Powerful, fast and sturdy, the G.55 was considered an unbeatable interceptor at high altitude. The second of the "Serie 5" or third-generation Italian wartime fighters with the DB 605 engine, 30 were in service at the time of the 1943 Armistice, and Fascist forces continued to use the 150 still in their possession until the end of the war.

Six hundred were supposed to have been built by Fiat, along with 250 Macchi M.C. 205s and 750 Reggiane Re. 2005s, but the armistice ended those plans. The Fiat design was faster than the Macchi at high altitude, and it was more powerfully armed as well. It was considered sturdier, but slower and less maneuverable compared to the Reggiane design. The 353rd Squadron took it operational in June, 1943.

After the war, production resumed, with Argentina and Syria buying the model. It continued in Italian service for several years.


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See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links

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Italy fighters
Fiat  CR.32 · CR.32 bis · CR.32 quater · CR.42 Falco · Marcolin's C.R.42 CN
  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 · Re.2005 serie 0
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