Re.2000 Falco I file photo [5115]

Re.2000 Falco I

CountryItaly
ManufacturerReggiane
Primary RoleFighter
Maiden Flight24 May 1939

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Re.2000 Falco I fighters were the first aluminum aircraft by the company Reggiane, a division of Caproni. Although mock dogfights proved its performance, the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Air Force) only employed five Re.2000 aircraft due to the unreliable engine; these fighters were initially based in Sicily and fought in North Africa, Malta, and Pantelleria. The Re.2000 fighters did better in the Hungarian and Swedish air forces; in fact, 80% of total production went to those two countries. In Sweden, the Re.2000 was known as the J 20, and was used to intercept hostile bombers on both Axis and Allied sides crossing over the air space of the neutral country. In Hungary, these fighters were known by the name of Héja and served during the war against Russia.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Nov 2006

SPECIFICATIONS

Series I
MachineryOne Piaggio P.XI RC 40 engine rated at 986hp
Armament2x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT (Italian) or Gebauer (Hungarian) machine guns
Crew1
Span11.00 m
Length7.99 m
Height3.20 m
Wing Area20.40 m²
Weight, Empty2,090 kg
Weight, Loaded2,850 kg
Speed, Maximum530 km/h
Service Ceiling10,500 m
Range, Normal870 km

Photographs

Close-up view of the front half of the fuselage of a Re.2000 Falco I fighter of the Italian 74th Squadron at rest at an airfield, date unknownLaunching a Re.2000 Falco I fighter from Vittorio VenetoLaunching a Re.2000 Falco I fighter from Vittorio VenetoLaunching a Re.2000 Falco I fighter from Vittorio Veneto
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Close-up view of the front half of the fuselage of a Re.2000 Falco I fighter of the Italian 74th Squadron at rest at an airfield, date unknown
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