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Offline Pepe Rezende

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Fiat CR.43
« on: February 08, 2008, 04:08:41 pm »
Does anyone have any detail about it?

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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 05:24:21 am »
but a development of fiat cr.42 Falco ?
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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 12:17:01 pm »
Improbable. Could be an evolution of the R.23, but I'm speculating. Rosatelli's later designs are mysterious.

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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 11:05:24 am »
Any images of R.23?

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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 04:18:51 am »
Yes, this evening, if someone doesn't beat me...  :D

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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 05:19:52 am »
I allways imagine CR.43 as a monoplane version of the CR.42. The fuselage was a very clean design for its time, cleaner than the G.50 and MC.200 fuselages.

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Re: Fiat CR.43
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 05:27:31 am »
Yes, but w/o the second wing the wing load would go through the roof, and Italian pilots were very keen of low wingloads (the Italian air-to-air combat style of early war was strictly acrobatic). That's the reason why Italy insisted with biplanes so late.