The Reggiane Re. Along with the Macchi C. The lines of the fuselage were aerodynamically efficient, and the design was intended to exploit the famous Daimler-Benz DB engine. The project which started in was carried out by a team led by Roberto Longhi with the designers Alessio, Maraschini, Toniolo and Pozzi. Preliminary work was completed before the end of the year despite being a new project and not the development of an existing design such as the Reggiane Re.
The DB engine was waiting to be delivered when the airframe was ready in February The prototype MM. This prototype had four Breda After a fierce competition, in which the C. The Re. The aircraft had a right-handed, three-bladed Piaggio P. The streamlined but tiny fuselage was almost totally dominated by the DB engine with little room for fuel storage.
The comparable Fiat G. The smaller Re. The aft fuselage was unusually small, even by Italian standards and contained the radio equipment, oxygen bottles and supported the Spasm / Building Transmissions - Sonderweg large fin.
The cockpit was covered by a canopy which tilted to the right for access and had an armoured 50 mm glass windscreen. The seat provided little protection against Given the heavy weight of a thick steel plate, every attempt was made to make the steel alloy used stronger and a headrest was attached to bulkhead six. The sophisticated wing design, often described as elliptical, was semi-elliptical, with wing thickness tapering from 15 percent at the root to 8 percent at the tip.
The structure of the three spars incorporated a "T" section. The triangular-shaped wing and tail control surfaces were mostly fabric-covered, included all-metal two-part split flaps and statically balanced ailerons. The wide-track undercarriage retracted outwards into the wings and the tailwheel was fully retractable.
The first pilot to use the Re. The unit was based at Napoli-Capodichino airfield for the defense of the city. Minguzzi received the prototype of the Re. He and the most able pilots in the Gruppo flew this prototype until 23 March and they all had a very favourable and enthusiastic impression of it. He then took it to Napoli-Capodichino where it was incorporated into a Squadriglia.
Minguzzi scrambled for the first time in the Sagittario on 24 March, when Naples was attacked and on 2 April he claimed a four-engined B Liberator bomber over the Isle of Ischia. Italian ace Vittorio Minguzzi was impressed by this aircraft following its tests and combat debut on 2 April He wrote.
This statement provides a realistic comparison between the two aircraft: in terms of theoretical speed, the Macchi C. During April, a Squadriglia received three more Re. The first confirmed air victories came on 28 April, when four Re. The 22o Gruppo claimed one B by Minguzzi and four probables one was later confirmed by ground observer and credited to Donati.
Ten more were claimed as shared damaged by the whole Gruppo. More aircraft arrived at a Squadriglia and in the following weeks, this unit displayed a lot more potency than C. Later records showed that only a Catalina and a C. At least one Reggiane, MM. Moresi, was shot down. On 2 Julya was sent to Sicily to face the imminent invasion and were involved in combat with Spitfiresclaiming from 11 to 14 July five shot down two were confirmed kills; a reconnaissance Spitfire and another downed in a strafing attack over Comiso.
Only two aircraft returned to Sicily. Ten more fighters joined a but when one was damaged in a steep dive on 21 Augustsome concern was raised. On 25 August, MM. The production Fiat R. The MM. The official maximum speed was One of the few examples of combat reports, dated 11 Julyseems to contradict Minguzzi's statement, when together with other Italian fighters, Eugenio Salvi's Re.
Salvi tried all the tricks he knew: dives, tight turns and climbs but the Spitfire remained steadily attached to his tail following every move and then opened fire. Salvi's Re. Fuel levels and pilots skill probably were the deciding factor in this incident. On 25 August de Prato carried out test dives at Guidonia. He then flew the aircraft back to Reggio Emilia where three more dives were made on 27, 29 and 31 August. De Prato wrote, "Our pilots were used to small rudder control surfaces, such those of Macchis and Messerschmitts; with such aircraft full excursion rudder movements were not a problem".
With the armistice on 8 Septembersome of the few surviving Re. About thirteen Re. As late as 31 Julyfive Re. German tests at the Rechlin test center concluded that the aircraft "curved well, rolled like the Bf G-4 with rudder forces a little less".
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Fast, and with excellent manoeuvrability, the Re. Neither the Macchi nor the Bf G measured up to the capabilities of the Re. I think it was easily the best aircraft Italy produced. It is a pity that no Re. Little is known of this aircraft, which vanished after the war. While German and some Japanese aircraft were extensively tested, the few captured Italian aircraft another extant example is a captured Macchi C. Sweden was interested in the Re. Total production included two prototypes used as preproduction aircraft which later saw combat service, 48 series production, three prototypes sent to the Luftwaffe for evaluation and one evaluation aircraft at the factory.
In A Sentimental Mood - Various - Switzerjazz request by the German Ministry of Aviation led to one Re. It was evaluated first in Guidonia and later at the Rechlin airfield. A prototype of the follow-on Re. Only the G. A twin-fuselage Three Little Messerschmitts - The United States Army Air Forces Band* - Three Little Messerschmitts and a motorjet variant, the R.
On the R. This aircraft project was not considered as a serious Three Little Messerschmitts - The United States Army Air Forces Band* - Three Little Messerschmitts to the Re.
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