Author Topic: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.  (Read 902 times)

Offline elmayerle

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Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« on: October 05, 2017, 09:02:55 AM »
Starting this new topic because there doesn't appear to be one to address these excellent Italian aircraft.

For a starter idea, I've been toying with the whif of the G.55S prototype being captured by the Germans, repainted in Lufwaffe markings, and attacking with a Bxx246 gliding torpedo.  The G.55S kit is readily available in 1/72 as is the Revell kit of the Fw190F-8 with the Bv246.

Second thought I expressed in Recent Acquisitions, a G.55B built during the war and fitted with the radar from a Fw190A-8/R11 as a nightfighter in either RSI or Luftwaffe markings.

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 09:18:54 AM »
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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 09:23:40 AM »

For a starter idea, I've been toying with the whif of the G.55S prototype being captured by the Germans, repainted in Lufwaffe markings, and attacking with a Bxx246 gliding torpedo.  The G.55S kit is readily available in 1/72 as is the Revell kit of the Fw190F-8 with the Bv246.



Like this Evan

http://www.aircraftaces.com/images/fiat-g55.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Fiat_G.55_Torpedo.jpg

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 10:18:55 AM »
Like this Evan

http://www.aircraftaces.com/images/fiat-g55.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e7/Fiat_G.55_Torpedo.jpg

Yeah, but with a Bv246 and in Luftwaffe markings, not RSI.  I'm very, very tempted to acquire the necessary kits and see how it all fits together.

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 01:56:57 AM »
A couple I did ages ago:



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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2017, 01:57:48 AM »
An extreme high altitude variant with stretched wings and turbocharger (under fuselage):

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2017, 01:58:15 AM »
Twinned G55:


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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2017, 01:59:35 AM »
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You were saying...

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2017, 02:53:19 AM »
 ;D

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2017, 07:44:14 AM »
Twinned G55:



Also known as a G.58 as Trophe and others have documented.

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2017, 07:46:48 AM »
A couple I did ages ago:



Essentially a G.59/3 but retaining the original DB605 (or license-built version) engine instead of switching to the Merlin.
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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2017, 07:48:46 AM »
Oooooh!
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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 02:21:06 AM »
Also known as a G.58 as Trophe and others have documented.


Kind of, though mine was purely fictional and had two crew and different wing/gun arrangements than the real G.58 concept shown below:

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2017, 02:24:25 AM »

Essentially a G.59/3 but retaining the original DB605 (or license-built version) engine instead of switching to the Merlin.

Yep.

My favourite is actually the one shown below that with the contra-prop and stretched fuselage.
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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2017, 02:27:22 AM »
I thought that I had done a floatplane version of the G.55S (shown below) but do you think I can find it...

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