Re.2001 file photo [2462]

Re.2001 Falco II

CountryItaly
ManufacturerReggiane
Primary RoleFighter
Maiden Flight1 June 1941

Contributor:

ww2dbaseAlthough the Re.2000 Falco I fighters were delivered to Hungarian and Swedish air forces, the Italian air force Regia Aeronautica rejected them, citing an unreliable engine. As a result, the Re.2001 Falco II fighters were developed. The first of the series took flight in 1941. Later models took on more diverse roles such as night fighters and fighter-bombers. During the war, Re.2001 fighters were mainly used in the attack on Malta and the defense of northern and central Italy.

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Last Major Revision: Nov 2006

SPECIFICATIONS

Serie III
MachineryOne Alfa Romeo RA 1000 RC 41-la Monsone (license-built DB 601A-1) engine rated at 1,175 hp
Armament2x12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine-guns in upper cowling; 2x7.9mm Breda-SAFAT machine-guns in wings
Crew1
Span11.00 m
Length8.36 m
Height3.15 m
Wing Area20.40 m
Weight, Empty2,495 kg
Weight, Loaded3,280 kg
Speed, Maximum542 km/h
Service Ceiling11,000 m
Range, Normal1,100 km

Photographs

Re.2001 Falco II fighter in a hangar, date unknownRe.2001 Falco II fighter modified to be a dive bomber with a 250kg bomb, date unknown




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