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{{Aircraft_infobox|name = Fiat Cr.42 'Falco'|image = CR42-006a.jpg|caption = Two Cr.42's in formation|totalbuilt = 1,1819|length = 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)|wingspan = * Top wing: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
 
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|name = Fiat Cr.42 'Falco'
* Bottom wing: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in))|height = 3.585 m (10 ft)|wingarea = 22.40 m² (236.806 ft²)|emptyweight = 1,782 kg (3,929 lb)|fullweight = 2,295 kg (5,060 lb)|engine = 1 × Fiat A.74 R1C38 radial air-cooled, fourteen cylinders radial engine, 627 kW (840 hp at 2,400 r.p.m./12,500 ft)|speed = 441 km/h (238 kn, 274 mph) at 20,000 ft|range = 780 km (420 nmi, 485 mi)|ceiling = 10,210 m (33,500 ft)|armament = * Guns: First series : Breda SAFAT 7.7 mm (0.303 in)
 
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|image = CR42-006a.jpg
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|caption = Two Cr.42's in formation
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|totalbuilt = 1,1819
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|length = 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
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|wingspan = * Top wing: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
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* Bottom wing: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in))
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|height = 3.585 m (10 ft)
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|wingarea = 22.40 m² (236.806 ft²)
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|emptyweight = 1,782 kg (3,929 lb)
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|fullweight = 2,295 kg (5,060 lb)
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|engine = 1 × Fiat A.74 R1C38 air-cooled, fourteen cylinder radial engine, 627 kW (840 hp at 2,400 r.p.m./12,500 ft)
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|speed = 441 km/h (238 kn, 274 mph) at 20,000 ft
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|range = 780 km (420 nmi, 485 mi)
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|ceiling = 10,210 m (33,500 ft)
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|armament = * Guns: First series : Breda SAFAT 7.7 mm (0.303 in)
 
Later 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns, 400 rpg.
 
Later 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns, 400 rpg.
 
2 × 12.7 mm (.5 in) machine-guns in underwing fairing on some.
 
2 × 12.7 mm (.5 in) machine-guns in underwing fairing on some.
* Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) on 2 × wing hardpoints|crew = 1|role = Fighter|year = 1939|affiliation = Italy}}[[Category:Aircraft List]]
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* Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) on 2 × wing hardpoints|crew = 1
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|role = Fighter
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|year = 1939
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|affiliation = Italy
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}}
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The Fiat CR.42 Falco was a single-seat sesquiplane -meaning that the lower wings had a shorter span than the upper wings- fighter which served primarily in Italy's Regia Aeronautica before and during World War II. The aircraft was produced by the Turin Fiat plant and also entered service, in smaller numbers, with the air forces of Belgium, Sweden and Hungary. With more than 1,800 built, it was the most widely produced Italian aircraft to take part in World War II. The Fiat CR.42 was the last of the Fiat biplane fighters to enter front line service as a fighter, and represented the epitome of the type.
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[[Category:Aircraft List]]
 
[[Category:Fiat]]
 
[[Category:Fiat]]
 
[[Category:Italian Aircraft]]
 
[[Category:Italian Aircraft]]

Latest revision as of 14:41, 25 January 2018


The Fiat CR.42 Falco was a single-seat sesquiplane -meaning that the lower wings had a shorter span than the upper wings- fighter which served primarily in Italy's Regia Aeronautica before and during World War II. The aircraft was produced by the Turin Fiat plant and also entered service, in smaller numbers, with the air forces of Belgium, Sweden and Hungary. With more than 1,800 built, it was the most widely produced Italian aircraft to take part in World War II. The Fiat CR.42 was the last of the Fiat biplane fighters to enter front line service as a fighter, and represented the epitome of the type.

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