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Fiat CR.43

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Improbable. Could be an evolution of the R.23, but I'm speculating. Rosatelli's later designs are mysterious.
 

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Yes, this evening, if someone doesn't beat me... :D
 

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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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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.
 
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