Specifications – Fiat CR.42

Crew: 1

Length: 8.25 m (27 ft 1 in)
Wingspan:
  Top wing: 9.70 m (31 ft 10 in)
  Bottom wing: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Height: 3.585 m (10 ft)
Wing area: 22.4 m² (241.0 ft²)
Empty weight: 1,782 kg (3,929 lb)
Loaded weight: 2,295 kg (5,060 lb)

Powerplant: 1 × Fiat A.74 RC38 radial air-cooled
fourteen cylinders radial engine
627 kW (840 hp at 2,400 r.p.m./12,500 ft)

Performance

Maximum speed: 441 km/h (238 kn, 274 mph) at 20,000 ft
Cruise speed: 399 km/h (215 kn, 248 mph)
Range: 780 km (420 nmi, 485 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,210 m (33,500 ft)
Rate of climb: 11.8 m/s (2,340 ft/min)
Wing loading: 102 kg/m² (21 lb/ft²)
Power/mass: 270 W/kg (0.17 hp/lb)

Armament

Guns: First series : Breda SAFAT 7.7 mm (0.303 in)
Later 2 × 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Breda SAFAT machine guns, 400 rpg
2 × 12.7 mm (.5 in) machine-guns in underwing fairing on some

Bombs: 200 kg (440 lb) on 2 × wing hardpoints

Fiat CR-42 Falco

Fiat CR-42 Falco

Image courtesy Wings Palette