Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I

The Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I was an Italian all metal, low-wing monoplane.

The type was used by the Regia Aeronautica and the Swedish Air Force during the first part of the Second World War.

Variants

Italian Versions

Re.2000

Initial prototype, one built.

Re.2000 Series I

Production model, 157 built.

Series I had modified windshield and slight equipment changes.

Re.2000 Series II

Ship-borne version, 10 built. Series II had a 1,025 hp Piaggio P.XIbis engine and arrester gear.

Re.2000 (GA) Series III

Long-range fighter, 12 built. Series III had redesigned cockpit, increased fuel capacity and option of a 170 l auxiliary fuel tank or a dispenser of 22 2 kg bomblets.

RE 2000 “Catapultabile”

Re 2000 aircraft modified for catapult launch from Regia Marina ships.

On the day of the armistice, 8 September 1943, 6 Re 2000 “Catapultabile ” were in service, with two on the battleship Roma and one each on the Vittorio Veneto and Italia (formerly the Littorio).

Hungarian Versions

Héja I

Hungarian designation for Series I.

Héja II

Hungarian designation for modified license-produced Series I.

Héja IIs had a 986 hp WMK 14 engine and two Hungarian 12.7 mm Gebauer machine guns.

204 built.

Specifications

Crew

1

Length

7.99 m (26 ft 3 in)

Wingspan

11 m (36 ft 1 in)

Height

3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)

Wing area

20.4 m2 (220 sq ft)

Airfoil

N-38

Empty weight

2,090 kg (4,608 lb)

Gross weight

2,839 kg (6,259 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Piaggio P.XI R.C.40 14-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine 1,000 CV (986 hp; 735 kW) at 4,000 m (13,123 ft)

Propellers

3-bladed Piaggio-D’Ascanio, 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in) diameter constant-speed propeller

Performance

Maximum speed

530 km/h (330 mph, 290 kn) at 5,300 m (17,388 ft)

Cruise speed

440 km/h (270 mph, 240 kn)

Range

545 km (339 mi, 294 nmi)

Service ceiling

11,200 m (36,700 ft)

Time to altitude

4,000 m (13,123 ft) in 4 minutes

Armament

Guns

2× 12.7 mm Breda-SAFAT machine guns.

 

 

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