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Macchi 200 Saetta

Macchi 200 Saetta

The MC.200 entered service with Italian squadrons in 1939 and was armed with 2 12.7mm Breda machine guns in the cowling firing through the propeller. Some later versions added 2 wing-mounted 7.7mm machine guns.

Macchi MC.202 Folgore

Macchi MC.202 Folgore

The MC.202 clearly proved superior to the P-40 and Hurricane and met its match with the Spitfire and Mustang. By late 1942, MC.202s outnumbered other fighters in the Regia Aeronautica.

Macchi MC.205 Veltro

Macchi MC.205 Veltro

The final Macchi fighter was the ultimate development of this line, the MC.205 Veltro (greyhound). It first flew in April 1942 using the MC.202 airframe with a more powerful Daimler-Benz DB605 engine and also used the 1,475hp Fiat inline engine.

Regia Aeronautica Statistics

Statistics of the Regia Aeronautica in World War Two.