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Italian Macchi C.205 ''Veltro'' Fighter Plane

  • World War II
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

With over 260 Production Models, The 1942 Italian Macchi C.205 ''Veltro'' (Greyhound) Fighter served in The Italian Air Force during World War II. The C.205 was based on both The American P-51 ''Mustang'' and German Me-109 Fighters. It was considered one of The Countries most effective Fighters of The War. In fact, several were also incorporated into The German Luftwaffe (Italy's Allied Axis Power). After The War, those surviving C-205s were sold to Egypt as early Fighters in that Nations Air Forces. The last Model was used until 1950. The ''Veltro'' was 30-feet long with a wingspan of 35-feet. Piloted by (1), The C.205 was powered by a single Tifone V-12, air Cooled Engine – capable of producing 1,500-HP. Rated airspeed was 400-mph and it had an operational ceiling of 23,000-feet. Armament remained constant, with (2) 12.7mm Wing Machine Guns and (2) 20mm Cannon. The C.205 could also support 350-lbs. of Ordnance.