Injection molded, w/ resin cockpit, engine, cowling. Photo-etch included by Eduard. Decals by Skymodels. Color painting instruction.
AerMacchi C.200 serie VII
The AerMacchi C.200 was first flown on Christmas Eve of
1937, carried out a "spectacular" flying test in front of the Air
Ministry Committee for the Fighter Competition at the Regia Aeronautica's test
field at Guidonia. Winning the fighter competition, the C.200 was ordered into
mass production. The second place finisher, the Fiat G.50, had already been
ordered into production due to Fiat's extremely strong connections to the
The C.200 served in every theater of the war for Italy.
Its pilots loved it for its fingertip handling and great maneuverability. The
universal problem of engine torque rotation was brilliantly handled by making
one wing shorter than the other! This resulted in a neutral stick eliminating
constant control corrections and enabling the pilot to fly the aircraft to its
potential. Take-offs by rookie pilots were safe.
The Macchi C.200 in the Mediterranean theater was more tan
able to hold its own against Hurricane I and IIs, P-40s and Spitfire Mk.I-Vs.
None of these fighters could outmaneuver the C.200 and only the Spitfire Mk.V
could outclimb it.
- Country: Italy
- Scale: 1:48
- Skill Level: 4
- Model Length: 5.25 in (133 mm)
- Model Width: 8.75" (222 mm)
- Parts: Limited run injection kit, with resin,
photo-etch and vacu-form clear canopy
- Decals: Cartograph
- Suitable for ages 14 and older