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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian fighter {{Battle-rating|1}}. It has been in the game since update 1.85 [[Update 1.85|supersonic]]
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The '''{{Specs|name}}''' is a Rank {{Specs|rank}} Italian fighter {{Battle-rating|1}}. This aircraft has been in the game since update 1.85 [[Update 1.85 "Supersonic"|Update 1.85 "Supersonic"]]
 
== General info ==
 
== General info ==
 
=== Flight Performance ===
 
=== Flight Performance ===
<!--''Describe how the aircraft behaves in the air. Maximum speed, manoeuverability, speed and allowable loads - these are the most important characteristics of the vehicle.''-->The Re.2001 CN provides an overall smooth flying experience, with a competitive turn rate, solid all-altitude performance, good elevator authority, respectable climb rate and powerful armament. However, the Falco II is plagued by several critical weaknesses. Its speed is quite lacking when compared to contemporary fighters like the BF 109's, Spitfires, and most American fighters you will encounter. It also has a relatively weak airframe and large, easy to hit fuel tanks.  
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The Re.2001 CN provides an overall smooth flying experience, with a competitive turn rate, solid all-altitude performance, good elevator authority, moderate climb rate and powerful armament. However, the Falco II is plagued by several critical weaknesses. Its speed is quite lacking when compared to contemporary fighters like the BF 109's, Spitfires, and most American fighters you will encounter. It also has a relatively weak airframe and large, easy to hit fuel tanks.  
  
In short, the Falco is a plane that requires an able and smart pilot in order to make the most out of it, but if used correctly, it can be a fearful machine.
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In short, the Falco is a plane which requires an able and smart pilot in order to make the most out of it, but used correctly, it can be a fearful machine.
 
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* 8 mm steel seat
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* 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
* 8 mm steel behind the pilot
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* 8 mm Steel - Armored plate behind the pilot
* 50 mm bulletproof glass in front of the pilot
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* 50 mm Bulletproof glass - Armored windscreen
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (pilot, engine, controls)
 
* Critical components located at the front of aircraft (pilot, engine, controls)
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
 
* More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage
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== Armaments ==
 
== Armaments ==
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{{main|Breda-SAFAT da 12.7 mm (12.7 mm)|MG 151/20 (20 mm)}}
  
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
 
The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
 
2 x 20 mm [[MG 151]] cannons, wing mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
 
 
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' is armed with:
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* 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
 
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* 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
 
 
 
2 x 20 mm [[MG 151]] cannons, wing mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)
 
  
 
=== Suspended armament ===
 
=== Suspended armament ===
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{{main|GP 250 (250 kg)}}
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The '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''' can be outfitted with the following ordinance:
  
 
*Without load
 
*Without load
*1 x 250 kg GP250 bomb
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* 1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb (250 kg total)
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== Usage in the battles ==
 
== Usage in the battles ==
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===Manual Engine Control===
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* Low BR for its potential
 
* Low BR for its potential
 
* Good energy retention
 
* Good energy retention
* R.A.1000 is essentially a more powerful and reliable DB 601
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* R.A.1000 is basically a more powerful and reliable DB 601
 
* Small target
 
* Small target
 
* Decent roll rate at intermediate speeds
 
* Decent roll rate at intermediate speeds
* Solid high speed maneuverability
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* Solid high-speed manoeuvrability
  
 
'''Cons:'''  
 
'''Cons:'''  
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== History ==
 
== History ==
The Reggiane Re.2001 was designed to be a replacement for the failed Re.2000, and did away with the weak Piaggio P.IX radial, and used a new, more powerful R.A.1000RC.41-1a inline (which was a fiat built, more powerful and reliable DB 601A). Other than the engine and shape of the nose, there was no real notable changes between the Falco I and Falco II. The Falco II retained a fairly similar fuselage and even kept the entire tail unit. While considered to be equal to the Macchi MC.202, the MC.202 had first call on the R.A.1000 and the Re.2001 was delayed by several design changes the Italian army insisted on, giving the MC.202 almost a full year head-start on its rival, leading to more Macchi fighters being produced than Reggiane fighters.
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The Reggiane Re.2001 was designed to be a replacement for the failed Re.2000, and did away with the weak Piaggio P.IX radial, and used a new, more powerful R.A.1000RC.41-1a Inline (which was a fiat built, more powerful and reliable DB 601A). Other than the engine and shape of the nose, there were no real notable changes between the Falco I and Falco II. The Falco II retained a fairly similar fuselage and even kept the entire tail unit. While considered to be equal to the Macchi MC.202, the MC.202 had first called on the R.A.1000, and the Re.2001 was delayed by several design changes the Italian army insisted on, giving the MC.202 almost a full year head-start on its rival, leading to more Macchi fighters being produced than Reggiane fighters.
  
Despite its late introduction, it received mostly positive reception from the Italian pilots, as it was proven to be a thorn in the side of Spitfire and Hurricane pilots. Jack Rae, the best New Zealand Spitfire pilot exclaimed that the Re.2001 he encountered was a surprisingly dangerous opponent, saying that he almost "spun off" twice while trying to pursue him and found it hard to get a worthwhile shot on the Italian plane.
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Despite its late introduction, it received a mostly positive reception from the Italian pilots, as it was proven to be a thorn in the side of Spitfire and Hurricane pilots. Jack Rae, the best New Zealand Spitfire pilot, exclaimed that the Re.2001 he encountered was a surprisingly dangerous opponent, saying that he almost "spun off" twice while trying to pursue him and found it hard to get an excellent shot on the Italian plane.
  
The CN variant was a Night Fighter and Fighter Bomber able to mount an optional payload of 640 kg's and fitted with two Mauser MG 151/20's in gondolas under the wings, and were primarily used in the defence of Italian cities.
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The CN variant was a Night Fighter and Fighter Bomber able to mount an optional payload of 640 kg's and fitted with two Mauser MG 151/20's in gondolas under the wings and was primarily used in defence of Italian cities.
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==

Revision as of 03:54, 1 February 2019

RANK 5 SWEDEN
SAAB J-29D PACK
Re.2001 CN
re_2001_cn.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
2.7/2.7/2.7BR
Class
1 personCrew
3.2 tTake-off weight
3.54 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
Alfa Romeo R.A.1000 RC.41Engine
InlineType
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
740 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 20 mm MG 151 cannonWeapon 1
120 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
700 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
1 x 250 kg GP 250 bombSetup 1
Economy
9 200 Rp icon.pngResearch
22 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png2 100 / 2 671/2 230 / 2 836/1 060 / 1 348Repair
6 300 Sl icon.pngCrew training
22 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
180 Ge icon.pngAces
118 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
150 % Sl icon.png140 % Sl icon.png50 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft Re.2001 CN. For other uses, see Re.2001 (Disambiguation)

Description


The Re.2001 CN is a Rank II Italian fighter with a battle rating of 2.7 (AB/RB/SB). This aircraft has been in the game since update 1.85 Update 1.85 "Supersonic"

General info

Flight Performance

The Re.2001 CN provides an overall smooth flying experience, with a competitive turn rate, solid all-altitude performance, good elevator authority, moderate climb rate and powerful armament. However, the Falco II is plagued by several critical weaknesses. Its speed is quite lacking when compared to contemporary fighters like the BF 109's, Spitfires, and most American fighters you will encounter. It also has a relatively weak airframe and large, easy to hit fuel tanks.

In short, the Falco is a plane which requires an able and smart pilot in order to make the most out of it, but used correctly, it can be a fearful machine.

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,450 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ?  ? 11 000  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.? 165
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 5,450 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
 ? 11 000 17.8  ??.? 22.9  ??.? 165

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
740 320  ??? ~?? ~?
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

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

Armaments

Offensive armament

The Re.2001 CN is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
  • 2 x 20 mm MG 151/20 cannons, wing mounted (60 rpg = 120 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: GP 250 (250 kg)

The Re.2001 CN can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • Without load
  • 1 x 250 kg GP 250 bomb (250 kg total)

Usage in the battles

The Re.2001 is a very manoeuvrable plane with decent performance at all altitudes. The great MG 151's, respectable climb rate, and good high altitude performance allow it to be an effective interceptor, but due to its ability to mount a single 250 kg bomb, it can be a fighter bomber that can drop its payload and then join the furball as a regular fighter.

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm belts
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs MCGP250
III Wings Repair Engine Offensive 20 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 20 mm cannons

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Solid all-altitude performance
  • Twin MG 151's with access to the dreaded minengeshoβ round
  • Responsive elevator
  • 50 mm bulletproof glass
  • Good turn rate
  • Respectable climb rate
  • Can mount a 250 kg bomb
  • Low BR for its potential
  • Good energy retention
  • R.A.1000 is basically a more powerful and reliable DB 601
  • Small target
  • Decent roll rate at intermediate speeds
  • Solid high-speed manoeuvrability

Cons:

  • Weak Breda-SAFAT's
  • Low cannon ammo count
  • Mediocre speed compared to contemporary fighters
  • Large, easy to hit fuel tanks
  • Engine is vulnerable to damage
  • Weak airframe

History

The Reggiane Re.2001 was designed to be a replacement for the failed Re.2000, and did away with the weak Piaggio P.IX radial, and used a new, more powerful R.A.1000RC.41-1a Inline (which was a fiat built, more powerful and reliable DB 601A). Other than the engine and shape of the nose, there were no real notable changes between the Falco I and Falco II. The Falco II retained a fairly similar fuselage and even kept the entire tail unit. While considered to be equal to the Macchi MC.202, the MC.202 had first called on the R.A.1000, and the Re.2001 was delayed by several design changes the Italian army insisted on, giving the MC.202 almost a full year head-start on its rival, leading to more Macchi fighters being produced than Reggiane fighters.

Despite its late introduction, it received a mostly positive reception from the Italian pilots, as it was proven to be a thorn in the side of Spitfire and Hurricane pilots. Jack Rae, the best New Zealand Spitfire pilot, exclaimed that the Re.2001 he encountered was a surprisingly dangerous opponent, saying that he almost "spun off" twice while trying to pursue him and found it hard to get an excellent shot on the Italian plane.

The CN variant was a Night Fighter and Fighter Bomber able to mount an optional payload of 640 kg's and fitted with two Mauser MG 151/20's in gondolas under the wings and was primarily used in defence of Italian cities.

Media

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.

Sources

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  • topic on the official game forum;
  • page on aircraft encyclopedia;
  • other literature.


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 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
Britain  ▄Spitfire Mk Vb/trop
Romania  IAR-81C