The Macchi C.200 (MC.200) “Saetta” (Arrow in English), was an Italian fighter plane used during the Second World War. Developed and produced by Aeronautica Macchi, the plane first flew on December 24 of 1937. This plane would see action over Greece, North Africa, Yugoslavia, France, and the Soviet Union; the MC.200 flew more sorties than any other Italian aircraft.

Fighter plane: Macchi C.200 (MC.200) “Saetta”
Main Armament: 2× 12.7 mm (.5 in) Breda-SAFAT machine guns,
some planes modified for
8× 15 kg (33 lb) or 2× 50, 100, or 150 kg bombs under the wings
Weight: 1,964 kg
Speed:  504 km/h (313 mph) at 4,500 m (14,765 ft)
Crew:  1
First Flight: 1937

Works Cited

  1. “Macchi C.200.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 21 July 2016. Web. 05 Aug. 2016. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchi_C.200>
  2. “Macchi C.200 Saetta – Arrow.” Asisbiz. N.p., 29 Sept. 2012. Web. 05 Aug. 2016. <http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/MC-200/Macchi-MC200-Saetta.html>