Fiat G.56. Write Review . La nascita del G.56 è direttamente connessa alla realizzazione, decisa dallo Stato Maggiore della Regia Aeronautica da un bando del 1942, di una nuova serie di caccia denominata "serie 5". As a concrete expression of the German interest in the G.55, the Luftwaffe acquired three complete G.55/0 airframes (MM 91064-65-66) for evaluations and experiments providing three DB 603 engines and original machinery for the setup of other production line of the Italian copy of DB 605. [6] Italian fighter pilots liked their Centauro but by the time the war ended, fewer than 300 had been built. A Fiat G.56 egy IV-es rangú olasz vadászrepülőgép amelynek harci minősítése BR 5.3 - 5.7 a különböző csata módokban. [3] By comparison, the Germans produced 35,000 Bf 109s.[7]. [5], During its short operational service, mostly under the Repubblica Sociale Italiana insignia, after the 8 September 1943 armistice, this powerful, robust and fast aircraft proved itself to be an excellent interceptor at high altitude. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The DB 603 engines were used to build the G.56 prototypes. Particularly, the G.55 was bigger and heavier and was considered a very good candidate for the new, significantly larger and more powerful DB 603 engine, which was considered too large to fit in the Bf 109's airframe. WINGS PALETTE - Fiat G.55/G.56/G.59 Centauro - Argentina. There may be some problems with news display in specific browser versions. Two prototypes were built, flight tests starting in March 1944. It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" and represents the penultimate modification of the G.55 Centauro. The airframe was only slightly revised and the fuselage machine guns were dropped to save weight and allow for more internal space. Complete resin kit with decals, photo-etched parts, white metal parts, canopy. Indirizzo Via Iseo, 6/A 25030 Erbusco (BS) Italy. Dimensions: 8.2 x 6.23 x 2.49 cm. It only appears in Strikers 1945 Plus. The G.55 was again tested at Rechlin at the presence of Milch. [17] Join us now! However, the process didn't stop, and already in 1941, designers shifted their att… Production, however, was not allowed by the German authorities. On 25 April 1944, Fiat factories were heavily bombed: 15 G.55s were destroyed,[11] as well as some trimotor Fiat G.12 transports, BR.20 bombers, and CR.42LW biplane fighters ordered by the Luftwaffe. The Fiat factory, in Turin under German control, continued production for about six months. 21 Blue / MM.91147 (Capitano Giovanni Bonet) | July 1944 (Result: 8) | FS33434 FS34052 FS36440 The G.55/S shared the same gun layout as the G.55/I, with the three MG 151/20s and the two Breda-SAFAT machine guns. Later, after the G.57 project was dropped, and given the ANR's continuing need for an aircraft that could replace the SM.79, the ANR engineers undertook the task of converting the Centauro for the torpedo attack role. Fiat G.55 Centauro - fighter, photo, technical data, development history. In May, the G.55 followed the unit to Capoterra, near Cagliari having its baptism of fire on 5 June 1943, against Allied aircraft attacking Sardinia. Strikers 1945 Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. It was available in two versions, the G.55A, a single-seat fighter/advanced trainer, and the G.55B, a two-seat advanced trainer, whose prototypes flew on 5 September 1946 and 12 February 1946 respectively. Customers who bought this product also purchased... F-86F Sabre over Spain part I. Macchi C. 202 Luftwaffe. A G.56 az 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica" frissítésben került a játékba. [14] Only 19 of the 34 commissioned aircraft were built, and six of them were converted to the Serie I standard at the factory. The prototype flew to Guidonia, where it was put into trials against the other fighters of the so-called Serie 5: Macchi C.205V Veltro and the formidable Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario, all of them built around the powerful, license-built Daimler-Benz DB 605 engine. The tailwheel strut was lengthened and equipped with a strengthened shock absorber to keep the tailfins of the torpedo from striking the ground, and a drag-reducing cowling was added in front of the tailwheel to minimize drag from the lengthened strut. The interest in the G.55 program was still high after the Armistice. In 1944, over Northern Italy, the Centauro clashed with British Supermarine Spitfire, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-38 Lightning, proving to be no easy adversary. Discover (and save!) [13] On 30 March, Commander Valentino Cus reached speeds of 690/700 km/h (430/440 mph). contact the designer. 500 new profiles every month. Stinson L-5 / OY-1 part II. It was initially commanded by Lt Col Antonio Vizzoto, and later by Lt Col Aldo Alessandrini. German interest, apart from the good test results, derived also from the development possibilities they were able to see in the G.55 and in the Re.2005. The Italians developed the Fiat G.56 originally under the demands of the Germans. [19] The commission was led by Oberst Petersen and was formed by Luftwaffe officers and pilots and by technical personnel, among them the Flugbaumeister Malz. More about the Fiat G.56 propellers. The G.55 was chosen for mass production, along with the C.205. Fiat G.56 is one of the playable aircraft in Strikers 1945 series. The two first pre-production series flew, respectively, on 10 April and in May 1943. In fact, the G.56 was purposely designed on the basis of the G.55 as one of its variants, rather than a new standalone design. This process brought to the first generation of Italian fighters equipped with the Italian-built copy of the Daimler-Benz DB 601 engine, the so-called Serie 1/2, whose most prominent representative was the Macchi C.202 Folgore. The G.55 Centauro serie 1 is a rank III Italian fighter with a battle rating of 4.7 (AB/RB/SB). In May, the G.55 followed the unit to Capoterra, near Cagliari having its baptism of fire on 5 June 1943, against Allied aircraft attacking Sardinia. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. By late 1942 the aging Sparviero was facing continually improving Allied fighters and anti aircraft defences, leading to the Italian general staff exploring the idea of using well-powered, single-engined heavy fighters to deliver torpedoes – a concept known later as the "torpedo fighter". This was a little less than expected, but it had a strong airframe and was the best aircraft regarding handling and stability at every altitude. Following the advice of Rüstungs und Kriegsproduktion Stab (RuK), the German Control Commission, production was dispersed in small cities of Monferrato and production of parts were assigned to CANSA of Novara and AVIA in Vercelli. A parody of. The installation of the new engine DB 603 led to G.56 version. ", Vergnano, Piero and Gregory Alegi. U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey, Aircraft Division Industry Report, Exhibit I – German Airplane Programs vs Actual Production. It had three Squadriglie (the 4th, Gigi Tre Osei, the 5th, Diavoli Rossi, and the 6th, Gamba di Ferro). In early June they were assigned to 353 Squadriglia (flight) CT based in Fol… In "Sottoserie O" airframes, there were also four 12.7 mm (.5 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns; two in the upper engine cowling, and two in the lower cowling, firing through the propeller arc, with 300 rpg. Tags 1:144 Fighter WWII Italy. Fiat G.56. The first unit in ANR to be equipped with G.55 was the Squadriglia Montefusco [it], in November 1943, operating from Piemonte until 29 March 1944, when it was absorbed by the 1st Gruppo and transferred in Veneto. ", This page was last edited on 13 December 2020, at 07:48. Handling was reportedly excellent as well and made for a superior dogfighting platform Art Scale Kit Distribution s.r.o. Fiat G.56: Improved Energy Fighter 14 July 2017 Event Attention! The Fiat G.56 in Strikers 1945 Plus Portable. Dec 12, 2014 - Fiat G.55 In practice, the G.55 proved a strong airframe able to withstand a good deal of punishment and get her airmen back home. Three designs were proposed, the Fiat G.55, the M.C. They had a different weapon layout, as stated above, with the two lower cowling machine guns moved into the wings. Fiat G.55 serie I Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana ANR (Italian Social Republic Air Force 1943-1945) 1 Gruppo, 3 Sqn. QTY. Details. Il Fiat G.56 era un aereo da caccia ad ala bassa a sbalzo realizzato dalla Fiat, progettato dall'ing. level 2. The definitive evaluation by the German commission was "excellent" for the G.55, "excellent" for the Re.2005 although very complicated to produce, and merely "average" for the C.205. Gabrielli and other FIAT personnel were invited to visit German factories and to discuss the evolution of the aircraft. This engine was the only major change from G.55/I specification, yet it … Of these, only one was flown to South Italy to join the Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force (a second G.55, MM.91150, was obtained by the Allies in summer 1944, when test pilot, Serafino Agostini, defected with an escaped British POW, an RAF officer, sitting on his knees. The two first pre-production series flew, respectively, on 10 April and in May 1943. In December 1942, a technical commission of the Regia Aeronautica was invited by the Luftwaffe to test some German aircraft in Rechlin. Irreplaceable reference for modelers and aviation fans. While some consideration was given to adapting the G.55, Fiat began designing the G.57, a separate design powered by the 930 kW (1,250 hp) Fiat A.83 R.C.24/52 radial engine that was more capable of carrying a torpedo. What's in the box: fiat-g56-144. The G.56 had the misfortune to emerge after the country it was built for had temporarily ceased to exist. … The aircraft was then taken on charge by the RAF and transferred to the Central Fighter Establishment of Tangmere, Great Britain, on 17 March 1945, with the identification number VF204 applied, was put in the depot at Ford; its final fate is unrecorded. The Germans also brought with them several aircraft including a Fw 190 A-5 and a Bf 109 G-4 for direct comparison tests in simulated dogfights. Also its powerful armament, along with the generous ammunition supply (the G.55 had 250 rounds of 20 mm ammunition in the centerline cannon as opposed to 120 rounds in the Re.2005) standardized in the production Serie I, was sufficient to bring down US heavy bombers. FIAT G.56 Model: 4805. [20] Official maximum speed was 685 km/h (426 mph) and the aircraft was armed with three 20 mm MG 151/20 cannon, one firing through the propeller hub, the other two installed in the wings. The Regia Aeronautica commissioned the production of 1,800 G.55s, later raising that number to 2,400. List of aircraft of Italy in World War II,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 3 × 20 mm MG 151/20s, one engine-mounted (250 rounds) and two wing-mounted (200 rpg), 2 × 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns in the upper engine cowling (300 rpg), Provision for 2 × 160 kg (353 lb) bombs on underwing racks (N.B. [21], The AMI acquired 19 G.55As and 10 G.55Bs, while the Argentine Air Force purchased 30 G.55As, and 15 G.55Bs. The first Centauro to see operational use was the third prototype. On 26 February 1937, the G.50 conducted its maiden flight.During early 1938, the Freccias served in the Regia Aeronautica (the Italian … While the war still raging on in early 1944, Fiat fitted a pair of G.55 prototypes with Daimler-Benz DB 603A series engines under the new designation of "G.56". The G.55s and the sole Argentine G.59 of Grupo 2 de Caza of the Argentine Air Force attempted to defect to the rebel forces, flying to the Punta Indio Naval Air Base. This version had higher performances and with heavier armament than the standard Fiat G.55s. [10][11]), From that date on, the Centauro served with the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR), the air force of the new fascist state created in North Italy by Mussolini, with the assistance of the Germans. By 1939, all the main Italian aircraft factories had begun designing a new series of fighter, with inline engines as opposed to the radial engines that powered the Italian fighters in early World War II. [12] Production slowed markedly, and was stopped by the German authorities in September 1944. Product Description. Fiat G.55 was one of the best Italian fighter. The suggestion of weapons in the wings, limited to one 20 mm gun for each wing, originated the final configuration of the Serie I, while the DB 603 engine was successfully installed in what became the G.56 prototype. The unit operated near Milan and Varese until April 1944, then it was transferred near Parma and Pavia, then again near the Lake Garda (Brescia and Verona). The visit was part of a joint plan for the standardization of the Axis aircraft production. No idea when gaijin is going to pull their finger out though. About 18 G.55s were acquired by ANR while 12–20, or even 42, according to some reports, were requisitioned by the Luftwaffe. Huge archive of air camouflage profiles. From 12:00 GMT in the 14th of July till 07:00 GMT on the 17th of July. By doing so, Fiat was able to build up on the good performance of the G.55 and make it even better. Add to Cart: Details. About 18 aircraft were expropriated by the ANR while 12–20 (possibly as many as 42, according to some official reports) were requisitioned by the Germans.[10]. It was designed and built in Turin by Fiat. The parts were then assembled in Turin where the aircraft were to be flown by test pilots Valentino Cus, Rolandi, Agostini and Catella. The 353a Squadriglia, commanded by Capitano Egeo Pittoni, flew many missions against the American bomber formations, but the flights were stopped when Rome was declared "Città aperta" (open city). [13] A total of 148 G.55s were delivered to the ANR and, when the factory was captured, 37 more examples were ready, while 73 were still on the production line, in various degrees of completion. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. This news was published on the old version of the website. Quick Links; Home; … "Centaur – The Final Fling. 43.000+ plastic … The Fiat G.56 was essentially a Fiat G.55 with a larger German Daimler-Benz DB 603 engine. Only one of them flew to southern Italy, accepting the invitation of Maresciallo d'Italia Pietro Badoglio to surrender to Allied forces. [22] In September 1951, units of the Argentine Navy and Army attempted a military coup against the government of Juan Perón. The Macchi C.202's performance decreased above 8,000 m (26,250 ft), the typical altitude of the bombers and its light armament of two 12.7 mm (.5 in) and two 7.7mm (.31 in) machine guns was hardly adequate to bring down heavy bombers. 3.23 … The G.56 is a rank IV Italian fighter with a battle rating of 6.0 (AB) and 5.7 (RB/SB). The ANR had two Gruppi Caccia terrestre (fighter squadrons), the first was initially equipped with the Macchi C.205, from November 1943 to May 1944, then, re-equipped with the G.55/I in June 1944 until it switched to the Bf 109G starting from November 1944. (Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana) in 1943–1945. [24] The conversion was successful, and the AMI decided to convert its G.55s to Merlin power, these re-entering service at the Lecce flying school in 1950 as the G.59-1A and G.59-1B (single- and two-seat versions).[25]. A production G.55 (military serial number MM. [24] A single G.59-2A was acquired by Argentina for evaluation, but no further orders followed from the South American republic. This process saw the first generation radial-engined fighters re-equipped with the Italian-built copy of the Daimler-Benz DB 601 engine, the so-called Serie 1/2, whose most prominent representative was the Macchi C.202 Folgore (which was simply a Macchi C.200 with an inline V-12 instead of a radial engine). The Fiat G.91 is an Italian jet fighter aircraft designed and built by Fiat Aviazione, which later merged into Aeritalia.The G.91 has its origins in the NATO-organised NBMR-1 competition in 1953, which sought a light fighter-bomber "Light Weight Strike Fighter" to be adopted as standard equipment across the air forces of the various NATO nations.After reviewing multiple submissions, the G.91 was picked as the … off and emergency rating. Beale, Nick, Ferdinando D'Amico and Gabriele Valentini. "Fiat G.55. Early production of G.55 required about 15,000 man-hours; while there were estimates to reduce the effort to about 9,000 man-hours, the well-practiced German factories were able to assemble a Bf 109 in only 5,000 man-hours. The ANR ordered a pre-series of 10 examples and a production series of 100 aircraft, but the conclusion of the war put an end to the project. Two of the Luftwaffe G.55's remained in Turin, at the Aeritalia plants, where they were used by German and Italian engineers to study the planned modifications and the possible optimizations to the production process. The Re.2005 was the fastest at high altitudes and best in dogfights, but suffered from a vibration which turned out to be a balance problem. Áttekintés 1942 decemberében az olasz repülőgépgyártók türelmesen várták a híreket amik végül… In June, the first Serie I were assigned to Gruppo Complementare of 51° Stormo in Foligno, near Perugia, but in July the 11 G.55 of Gruppo Complementare were transferred to 353a Squadriglia, that already had in charge the "pre-series" machines, to operate from Roma-Ciampino Sud airfield. 3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel. The 2nd Gruppo was formed at Bresso. Also, the Junkers formations can vary. Only 148 were delivered to the ANR units that, as the number of available G.55s dwindled, were progressively re-equipped with the Bf 109G, of various sub-versions, even though Italian pilots preferred the G.55, with cancellation of production being extremely unpopular.[13]. On 8 September 1943, the date of Armistice, the Regia Aeronautica had received 35 G.55s. your own Pins on Pinterest Despite the cumbersome external load, performance was good and the handling acceptable. … It was introduced in Update 1.69 "Regia Aeronautica". In Strikers 1945 PLUS, the Fiat's Support special involves three German Junkers Ju 287 Bombers. The 2nd Gruppo was the main unit equipped with the G.55, of which it had 70 examples from December 1943 – August 1944, before being progressively re-equipped with the Bf 109G. Kampfflieger models $ 13.00. On 30 March, Commander Valentino Cus reached speeds of 690/700 km/h (430/440 mph). Syria placed an order for 30 similar aircraft, which by this time, were completely from new production as the stocks of G.55 components had been exhausted. 1/144 Fiat G.56. The only negative assessment noted by G.55 pilots was the pronounced left-hand yawing at takeoff due to the powerful engine torque. There are no related products covering the "Fiat G.56" in 1:72 on D'Amico, Ferdinando and Gabriele Valentini. In the same time, some Luftwaffe officers visited Guidonia where they were particularly interested in the performance promised by the Serie 5 fighters. A single prototype was built, making its maiden flight in German occupied northern Italy during 1944. The aircraft, designated G.55/S, first flew in August 1944 and was successfully tested in January 1945,[13] piloted by Adriano Mantelli. The production version, named Serie I, had the standard armament of three 20 mm MG 151/20s and two 12.7 mm (.5 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns, plus two underwing hardpoints, allowing it to carry either two bombs (up to 160 kg/350 lb), or two drop tanks (100 L/26 US Gal). [21] Performance was excellent, the aircraft proving superior to both the Bf 109K and Bf 109G and Fw 190A, outmaneuvering [3] all types in testing. Aircraft powered by this new engine became the "Serie 5", and all had alphanumeric designations ending in the number "5" (Macchi C.205, Reggiane Re.2005, Fiat G.55). It still not exactly known how many "Centauros" were eventually requisitioned by the Luftwaffe or those acquired by ANR. Fiat G.56 The Fiat G.56 was basically a Fiat G.55 with a German Daimler-Benz DB 603 engine. By early 1943, increased Allied bombing raids over Italy had showed that there was no suitable high-altitude fighter to deal with them effectively. Of these, 26 were single-seaters (designated G.59-2A) and the remaining 4 two-seaters (G.59-2B). The first G.55 prototype flew on 30 April 1942,[8] piloted by commander Valentino Cus, immediately showing its good performance and flight characteristics. In general, all the Serie 5 fighters were very good at low altitudes, but the G.55 was also competitive with its German opponents in term of speed and climb rate at high altitudes, while still maintaining superior handling characteristics. Giuseppe Gabrielli e derivato dal precedente Fiat G.55 Centauro. … Visibility was noted as excellent thanks to the raised cockpit and spacious canopy while her engine made her a stellar performer when pitted against her Allied contemporaries. [24], Data from "Centauro – The Final Fling"[28], Aircraft of comparable role, configuration, and era, L. 535,000 (L. 1,284,000 for planned 2,400 aircraft). At the end of May, the 2° Gruppo gave its G.55s to 1° Gruppo and re-equipped with 46 ex I./JG 53 and II./JG 77 Bf 109G-6/R6[17], With the ANR, the G.55s gave a good account of themselves against Allied fighters like the Spitfire and Mustang.[18]. Newsfeed., This aircraft's special support where the player controls these support aircraft by moving the plane is sightly referenced to the 1989 scrolling shooter arcade game, The Fiat G.56's pilot is a pig. Official maximum speed was 685 km/h (426 mph) and the aircraft was armed with three 20 mm MG 151/20s, one firing through the propeller hub, the other … During the first week of September, 12 Centauros had been assigned to 372a Squadriglia of 153° Gruppo in Torino-Mirafiori. €49,00. However, the process didn't stop, and already in 1941, designers shifted their attention on the new, larger and more powerful Fiat RA.1050, a license-built copy of the Daimler-Benz DB 605. Pilots were delighted when they began to receive the new fighter in summer 1943.[15]. 20 G.59-4As and ten G.59-4Bs were produced by Italy. Such aircraft, based near the Italian coast, could potentially have an operational range of 300–400 km (190–250 mi), would be capable of carrying a 680 kg (1,500 lb) torpedo (a shorter and more compact version of a weapon carried by the SM.79) at relatively high speed, would also be better able to evade enemy fighters and/or combat them on equal terms. The trials showed that the Centauro was the 2nd best performer overall, and it won the tender set by the Regia Aeronautica. On 21 March 1943, the aircraft was assigned to 20° Gruppo (squadron), 51° Stormo (wing) CT, based at Roma-Ciampino, for operational evaluation. Egyptian and Syrian aircraft used machine guns in the wings instead of cannon). 1/72 Fiat G.56 Prototype with DB603 Engine - Contact. More than 30000 images. [16] Of the Serie 5 fighters, the Centauro showed the best high-altitude performance, due to its large wing surface area. As there was still a demand for the aircraft, it was decided to convert the type to use the more readily available Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, with the first conversion flying in early 1948. The G.55/S prototype survived the war and, after being converted back to the Serie I standard, it became the first G.55 to be delivered to the newly formed Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI). But at the date of the 8 September the G.55 had not been delivered yet. 91086) was modified to carry a 920 kg (2,030 lb), 5.46 m (17.91 ft) long torpedo. However, events in the war and the not yet optimized production process were the reasons for which the G.55 program was eventually abandoned by the Luftwaffe. Fiat g.56, caccia tedesco Seconda Guerra Mondiale. Switch to inches. In addition to excellent JR’s description an unusual frontal view of the Fiat G.56. This layout soon proved to be troublesome, both for rearming and for the servicing of the lower cowling mounted machine guns: for this reason, the two lower machine guns were removed, and replaced with a 20 mm MG 151/20 in each wing, in the later production series, the Serie 1 (for a total of three cannon and two 12.7mm machine guns, although this varied; some had machine guns in the wings instead of cannon). There are three known photographs of the Fiat G.56. Other visits were organized in Germany during March and May 1943 in Rechlin and Berlin. Green, William and Gordon Swanborough, eds. Sep 17, 2020 - Explore Robert Miner's board "Fiat G.55" on Pinterest. Unfortunately this version existed only in one prototype that was tested by Luftwaffe. The Fiat G.56 was a fighter aircraft that combined the fuselage of the successful G.55 Centauro with a 1,750hp Daimbler Benz DB 603A to produce the fastest Italian fighter aircraft of the Second World War. The Regia Aeronautica frequently used torpedo bombers to air-launch torpedoes, such as the trimotor SIAI-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero medium bomber. Kedves játékosok! You can indirectly control these Junkers by moving your plane; the Junkers will line up to your vertical position on the screen by moving horizontally. This topic is categorised under: Aircraft » Propeller » Fiat G.56 . The Centauro entered in service with the ANR; a decision was made to produce 500 G.55s, of which 300 were G.55/I and 200 G.55/II Serie II, armed with five 20 mm MG 151/20s and no machine guns (one in the centerline, two in the upper cowling, two in the wings). Fiat G.56 Historie: Fiat G.56 byl nejrychlejším italským stíhacím letounem druhé světové války. Italy’s aircraft industry was wholly located in the new Italian Social Republic, formerly the north of Italy, which was a German puppet state nominally ruled by Mussolini. První prototyp vzlétl 28. Nel contempo vennero avviati … [9] A pre-production series of 34 examples was ordered: these aircraft were mostly based on the prototype, with minor changes to improve its flying characteristics. The 275hp increase in power lifted the aircraft's top speed up to 426mph from the 391mph of the G.55. The G.55 prototype reached 620 km/h (390 mph), fully loaded, and without using WEP (war emergency power), at 7,000 m (22,970 ft). There still is no exact data about the G.55's captured by the Luftwaffe or acquired by Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana. In 1943, Italy needed a new fighter to keep itself in the game. [23], The production of these orders for G.55s for Italy and Argentina caused the available stocks of the Italian licence-built version of the DB 605 engine to run short. Stinson L-5 part I. F-86F Sabre over Spain part II. The C.205V was good at low and medium altitudes, fast and with good diving characteristics but its performance dropped considerably over 8,000 m (26,250 ft), particularly in handling. Mirage F.1ED Libyan AF. 205 and the Re.2005. This was corrected, but was still the most technically advanced, intricate, and therefore time-consuming of the three to produce, which made it unattractive at that stage of the war.