Re.2001 serie 1

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Re.2001 serie 1
General characteristics
1 personCrew
3.2 tTake-off weight
1.08 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
11 000 mCeiling
Alfa Romeo R.A.1000 RC.41Engine
waterCooling system
Speed of destruction
740 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 1
700 roundsAmmunition
701 shots/minFire rate
2 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine gunWeapon 2
1 200 roundsAmmunition
900 shots/minFire rate
11 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
38 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png1 700 / 2 150/3 170 / 4 010/1 000 / 1 265Repair
11 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
38 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
250 Ge icon.pngAces
124 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
190 % Sl icon.png220 % Sl icon.png60 % Sl icon.png
This page is about the Italian fighter Re.2001 serie 1. For other versions, see Re.2001 (Family).


GarageImage Re.2001 serie 1.jpg

The Re.2001 serie 1 is a rank II Italian fighter with a battle rating of 2.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update 1.85 "Supersonic". The Re.2001 serie 1 is a lot like the C.202, other than having different, slower-to-lower/retract landing gear, a different engine that overheats a bit more quickly, and worse armour. The Re.2001 is also a tad more manoeuvrable, with a turn time (upgraded) of 18 seconds, versus the C.202's upgraded turn time of 21.4 seconds. Additionally, the Re.2001 has a worse climb rate and is slower. Thanks to all of this, the Re.2001 should be played similarly to the C.202. Just be careful, as you have worse armour.

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 Max Speed
(km/h at 5,450 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
Stock 525 509 11 000 18.8 19.4 12.6 12.6 155
Upgraded 567 545 17.2 18.0 20.2 15.9


Combat flaps Take-off flaps Landing flaps Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wings (km/h) Gear (km/h) Flaps (km/h) Max Static G
Combat Take-off Landing + -
740 320 480 480 250 ~12 ~9
Optimal velocities (km/h)
Ailerons Rudder Elevators Radiator
< 350 < 350 < 420 > 312

Survivability and armour

  • 8 mm Steel - Pilot's seat
  • 8 mm Steel - Armoured plate behind the pilot
  • 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


Offensive armament

The Re.2001 serie 1 is armed with:

  • 2 x 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, nose-mounted (350 rpg = 700 total)
  • 2 x 7.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns, wing-mounted (600 rpg = 1,200 total)

Usage in battles

The Re.2001 should be played as a Boom & Zoom fighter, as your armament is a bit lacking against armoured planes, but when incendiary rounds are loaded, this plane can be very effective against unarmoured planes. Avoid head-ons, as you lack any armour in the front whatsoever, leaving your pilot, engine and other vital components vulnerable.

Manual Engine Control

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


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage repair Radiator Offensive 7 mm
II Compressor Airframe Offensive 12 mm
III Wings repair Engine New 7 mm MGs
IV Engine injection Cover New 12 mm MGs

Pros and cons


  • Adept turning ability - capable of competing with Spitfires
  • Cockpit views are exceptional and has a rear-view mirror
  • Decent rate of climb


  • Engine overheats rather quickly
  • Low firepower compared to its peers
  • Lacks an armoured windscreen so pilot is more vulnerable to being knocked out


The successor to the Re.2000 was the Re.2001, which was in a class with the excellent Macchi M.C. 202, but its operational career was limited, with priority on the scarce DB 601 aircraft engines going to the other fighter. A total of 237 were built, including the original interceptor, and fighter-bomber (CB) and night fighter (CN) variants. First flight was July, 1940. It had the same wing as the Re.2000, but a new inline engine. This again led to objections by the Italian government about the wing fuel tanks. Redesign meant the first planes weren't delivered until June, 1941. It served in operational squadrons from December, 1941 until the Italian surrender.


Entering the Italian Royal Air Force contest to design a new fighter with a radial engine and large-calibre armament was a new experience for Reggiane. This Italian engineering company had previously only worked on large bombers. However, engineers Roberto Longhi and Antonio Alessio were confident that they could bring something new to the table. The construction of the monoplane fighter they designed for the contest was made from aluminium alloy and inspired by the American Seversky P-35 project. The Re.2000, as its creators called it, underwent extensive testing at the end of the summer in 1939. The fighter demonstrated superb flight and speed qualities compared to the other contest entries. When pitted against the Bf 109 E, the landmark German fighter of its time, the Re.2000 proved more manoeuvrable. Surprisingly, the metal monoplane even outflew the agile Fiat CR.42 biplane in testing! However, the Re.2000 ultimately lost the contest for serial production for the Italian air force – testing revealed leakage problems in the fuel tanks. Foreign customers expressed keen interest in the aircraft – the British ordered 300 units for the RAF (of course, the order was cancelled when Italy joined the war), and Finland, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, and Portugal were also interested. Sweden purchased 60 units of the model and Hungary purchased 70 units and a production license (the Hungarian versions were given the designation "Héja"). The design of the first Re.2000 fighter series was the basis for future developments at Reggiane, being more successful than its ill-fated predecessor.


The Shooting Range #186 - Pages of History section at 04:10 discusses the Re.2001.

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

Reggiane Mechanical Factory (Officine Meccaniche Reggiane SpA)
Fighters  Re.2000 serie 1 · Re.2000 G.A.
  Re.2001 serie 1 · Re.2001 gruppo 22 · Re.2001 CB · Re.2001 CN
  Re.2002 Early
  Re.2005 serie 0
Export  J20

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