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  1. 1. Should the Breda Ba.201 be added to the game

    • Yes, the Italian need more plane
    • Yes. The Italian need more Premium plane
    • No

I would like to suggest the Italian Attacker, Breda Ba.202



Before the WW2 the Italian Aviation performed well in the Spanish civil war and the 2nd Italo-Abyssinian war. But in the first few mount of the WW2, the Itialian suffer heavy lose. the battle of malta show a the heavy lack of accurate bombing due to the lack of dive bomber. The Regia Areonautica struggle to find a new dive-bomber to hit accurately the tactical target in range from Italia.

In 1939, the Regia Areonautica called for a new contest for the dive bomber, requiring a single-engine aircraft with a maximum speed of 500 km/h (310 mph), or 450 km/h (280 mph) if twin-engined, capable of carrying 500 kg (1,100 lb) bombs, with an endurance of 1,200 km (750 mi) with a single engine, or 2,400 km (1,490 mi) with two engines.


3 airplane was proposed. the twin engine Piaggo P.122, the single engine Caproni Ca.335 and the Single engine Breda Ba.201


The Ba.201 Prototype flew the 3 jully 1939 and sent to  Guidonia for testing. The aircraft showed that it had enough agility, once freed of its bombload, to hold its own against other Italian fighter. However speed was disappointing, only 460 km/h (290 mph) – slower than the requested for 500 km/h (310 mph) – and slightly slower than older front-line fighters. The aircraft was barely capable of defending itself against enemy fighters, and then only after releasing its bomb. It had very good forward visibility, but rear visibility was poor.


a second prototype was built but the Ba.201 was cancelled soon after in favor of more performing Fight-bomber plane



The dive capabilities were found to be satisfactory, and the air brakes were highly effective, perhaps too effective – with the risk of slowing the aircraft down so much it became too easy a target. It was capable of carrying a single 500 kg (1,100 lb) bomb and was armed with two 12.7 mm (.5 in) Breda-SAFAT MG fixed in the wings. After such engines as the 895 kW (1,200 hp) Fiat A.38, the 716 kW (960 hp) Isotta-Fraschini IF L.121, and the powerful 839 kW (1,125 hp) Isotta-Fraschini Zeta, were evaluated, the Daimler-Benz DB 601 engine was chosen, because it was compact, and allowed free dives.

the BA.201 was a single-engined cantilever monoplane all made in metal. it had inverted gull wing as well know on the Ju87 and split flap that can divide them-self to be use as airbrake for the diving and had a retractable tailwheel undercarriage. the fuselage was long and slim and have a a low tailplane. the cockpit was as far foward as possible to offer a good view for the pilot.


General characteristics


  • Maximum speed: 460 km/h (248 knots, 286 mph) at 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
  • Range: 1,200 km (648 nmi, 745 mi)
  • Climb to 4,000 m (13,125 ft): 7 min 50 s







Edited by Thatz
Title was incorrectly labeled as "Ba.202"
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  • Thatz changed the title to Breda Ba.201
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