ED COATES COLLECTION
No. 2755. Macchi C.205V Veltro (Greyhound)
Photograph from Macchi
Fighter/fighter-bomber with 2x 0.5 in (12.7mm) machine-guns in upper cowling and 2x 0.303 in (7.7 mm) in the wing and a 705 lb (320 kg) bombload. Series III aircraft had 0.707 in (20 mm) canons in the wings, replacing the machine-guns. A total of 262 were built.
Engine: 1,475 hp Fiat R.A.1050 RC58 Tifone (Typhoon) (licence-built
Remarks by Ed Coates: "Generally considered to be the best Italian fighter aircraft of WW II. It had a top speed equal to that of the P-51."
Created June 26, 2003