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The G.50 "Freccia" (Italian: Arrow) was a single-engined fighter that was used by Italy during World War II.

The G.50 was equipped with a Fiat A.74 RC 38 radial engine that was capable of propelling it at speeds of up to 472 kilometers per hour. Being designed around the same time as its contemporary, the Fiat CR.42 biplane, the G.50 faced some early difficulties in being accepted by its pilots. Although the all-metal monoplane design was more advanced, the aircraft was hardly as maneuverable as its biplane predecessors. However, it still performed well and the added speed more than made up for it.[1] The service ceiling of the G.50 was maxed out at about 10,700 meters while its operational range was limited to 580 kilometers.

The total weight of the Freccia was 1,975 kilograms with a total length of 7.8 meters.[2] The armament was mildly effective, with two 12.7mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns mounted in the engine cowling. As the war went on, the G.50 would become ever more pressured into the fighter-bomber role instead and as such, was fitted to carry up to 125 kilograms worth of bombs.


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