Author Topic: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.  (Read 1213 times)

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2017, 06:38:22 AM »
Some more inspiration from Clave:



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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2018, 05:23:31 PM »
I dislike Centauro's canopy. So, what do you prefer?


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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2018, 06:36:51 PM »
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:




Ten cannons   :o


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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2018, 11:30:45 AM »


In this order: Folgore, Veltro, Orione, and Centauro. Last one is a creation by Gabrielli, the others by Castoldi

Do you know why italian fighter were so similar, particularly cockpit area look the same? Did Castoldi and Gabrielli share papers?

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2018, 01:37:50 PM »
At a guess, I would say strong customer input and, quite possibly, insistence.  IIRC, the equivalent Caproni Reggiane designs had similar cockpits and aft of the canopy fairings, too; despite the Re.2001 prototype flying with a clear-view aft canopy.

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2018, 02:37:32 AM »
Post war Spanish:



Carrier based:

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2018, 11:18:43 AM »
^^^^
Just great!!! :smiley: :-* :-*

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Re: Fiat G.55/56/59 et al.
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2018, 03:05:30 PM »
A Merlin-powered, navalized G.55S strikes me as a rather attractive proposition if the Italian navy had some carriers post WW II.