Re.2000 serie 1

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Re.2000 serie 1
General characteristics
1 personCrew
2.56 tTake-off weight
0.78 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
10000 mCeiling
Piaggio P.XI. R.C. 40Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
740 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
600 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
7900 Rp icon.pngResearch
10000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1000 / 1255/1600 / 2008/690 / 865Repair
3000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
10000 Sl icon.pngExperts
130 Ge icon.pngAces
112 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
200 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian fighter Re.2000 serie 1. For other uses, see Re.2000 (Family).


GarageImage Re.2000 serie 1.jpg

The Re.2000 serie 1 is a Rank II Italian fighter with a battle rating of 2.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.77 "Advancing Storm".

This Italian plane is best used as an energy fighter and can be a very good start to learn how to use Italian planes.

In dives, it can reach a high speed very quickly, but like every Italian plane in this rank, the aileron will be stiff after reaching 500 kph (310.7 mph) IAS.

The Re.2000 provides the best performance between 400 and 500 kph (248.5 to 310.7 mph) IAS, but in a swallow level flight the max speed the plane can achieve is between 300 and 400 kph IAS.

To be in the above-mentioned speed range, climb up to 3,000 meters, and then dive onto the enemy. If the enemy is more than 2 km below, cut your throttle to 0% and only increase once at the same altitude as the enemy and started to losing speed. Diving or climbing straight at a 90-degree angle will cause the engine to shut down due to fuel cut-off.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at 5,300 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
505 496 10,000 17.0 17.3 12.8 12.8 220
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,300 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 10,000  ??.?  ??.?  ?.?  ?.? 220


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
 ???  ???  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
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 in front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

The Re.2000 serie 1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (300 rpg = 600 total)

Usage in the battles

Once in a game, climb up to 3,000 m and start gaining speed. If the enemy is at the same altitude, try to make a head-on, and if both planes survived, start climbing. When the enemy becomes slower, turn towards the enemy and dive down. If an enemy is below, dive down and attack, and if you overshoot the enemy, conduct a yo-yo manoeuvre to get back on their tail.

Specific enemies worth noting

  • P-26: Especially the version that carries the M2 Brownings. Some precise shot to the wing can rip it off.
  • Early Spitfires: Carrying eight machine guns in their wings, a single burst of their machine guns can slice the Re.2000 plane in half if they hit the mark.
  • Any reserve planes: Most of the reserve planes are very good turners. They can earn back speed after multiple turns very quickly, so in a dogfight, the Re.2000 might feel sluggish. Don't get baited into these turn fights and instead use the speed to fly away towards an advantageous position to attack.


If one is one your six, make some speed costly maneuvers, and turn onto his six. If you in a head-on against one, shoot a small burst, and escape with a barrel roll. Never try to follow one in a climb, and if one is diving on you, your maneuverability will might help you out.

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable 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

Pros and cons


  • Great acceleration in a dive (Easily reaches 700 kph or 435 mph)
  • Amazing turn rate at 400 and 500 kph (248.5 to 310.7 mph)
  • Decent climb rate.
  • Great at energy fighting


  • Bad roll rate at any speed 500 kph (310.7 mph).
  • Underwhelming performance of the 2 x Breda-SAFAT machine guns.
  • Aircraft is extremely sensitive to battle damage (any damage will usually result in the aircraft catching fire).
  • Can only use WEP for a few seconds before the engine overheats and destroys itself.
  • Small ammunition count for the machine guns (only 600 rounds total).
  • Open cockpit


The first project of the Reggiane design office was the Re2000 which was designed by Italian engineers Alessio and Longhi. The first test flight was flown by Mario de Bernardi in 1938. With a superior engine in comparison to the FIAT powered MC.200, it was thought to be at least as manoeuvrable as the Bf 109 E in comparative trials, though the positioning of the fuel tank in an unarmored wing centre section was found to be a fatal drawback and thus it was not accepted into Italian service, however, the Re.2000 was sold to both Sweden and Hungary to complement their air forces. During 1940, the Italian Navy ordered a modified version for carrier use with a Piaggio P.XI bis engine and structural strengthening for catapult launching and carrier landings.


An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

Read 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.


<!-Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.-->
  • Thompson, Jonathan W., Italian Civil and Military Aircraft 1930-1945, Aero Publishers, Los Angeles (1963), 304 pages.

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 · ▄Bf 110 G-4
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C