This post is born from an idea of different players (especially modeler) about the Italian aircraft. The aim of this post is to understand why there are not Italian aircraft.
In the last few Years people such as J311yFish suggest the introduction of Italian Fighting planes on the EU forum and on the NA forum describing them and creating a possible tech tree. The following figure represents a tech tree hypothesis developed in the 2014 by J311yFish.
What should be noted is that Italian AirForce (IAF) “Regia Aereonautica” was one of the Airforce of the Axis (with Germany and Japan) during the second world war. It was created in 1923 by the King Vittorio Emanuele. During the second world conflict the Italian Air Force fighter especially in Etiopia and Spain.
According to several Historical authors IAF was one of the most competitive of the world in that period. Thanks to good factory and skilled engineers the IAF had planes that offered superlative maneuverability and extremely good diving characteristics.
For example the Macchi 205 “Veltro” in combat operations proved to be able to compete with the enemy aircraft destroying several enemy bombers and fighter planes facing smoothly as the North American P-51D Mustang, Curtiss P-40 and the Spitfire V. For these reasons the Luftwaffe decided to use a number of these aircraft for equip its own Gruppe. The C.205 was able to match the best Allied opponents in speed and maneuverability, it was introduced late in the conflict. Capt. Erik Brown Chief Naval Test Pilot and C.O. Captured Enemy Aircraft Flight, remembered how they were impressed when they tested the Veltro. “One of the finest aircraft I ever flew was the Macchi MC. 205. Oh, beautiful. And here you had the perfect combination of Italian styling and German engineering. I believe it was powered by a Daimler Benz DB 605. It was really a delight to fly, and up to anything on the Allied programme. But again, it came just before the Italians capitulated so it was never used extensively. And we did tests on it and were most impressed. The cockpit was smallish but not as bad as the Bf 109.”
According many historical sources, Italian planes was strong and extensively used during WWII by the axis force.
So people, do you think that you should use this if mom wargaming will introduce it in game?
Edited by lorddark987, 03 October 2016 - 12:00 PM.