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Posted by: azreal
01.04.2012 18:00 GMT

Hello and welcome back to another update of Forgotten Hope 2.

This week we are bringing even more updates to the Italian forces in the form of two fighter planes; the Macchi C.200 and the Macchi C.202.

The Macchi C.200 (MC.200) was a single-engine Italian fighter-plane built by Aeronautica Macchi in 1939, and was used by the Italian Air Force throughout the entirety of the war.

Since Italy entered the war in 1940, the MC.200 flew more missions than any other Italian aircraft. While it had an all-metal frame, an air-cooled engine, and excellent maneuverability, the MC.200 also lacked power and a sufficient armament. However, that did not stop it from becoming an excellent fighter-bomber. Over 1,000 Macchi C.200s saw action in Greece, North Africa, Yugoslavia, the Mediterranean, and Russia. The Macchi C.200 was made by Herc and exported by Kev4000.

Our next aircraft is one that should already be familiar to fans of FH2. For several years now, the Macchi C.202 has sat idle as an objective on the map, 'Operation Hyacinth'. However, in the upcoming patch, players will be able to experience the full glory of this plane as a fully flyable aircraft!

The Macchi C.202 Folgore was very similar to the MC.200 in that both were produced by Aeronautica Macchi and flown by the Italian Air Force. The MC.202 was a development of the C.200 and thus had a more powerful engine and a more streamlined airframe. The Folgore would see action on all fronts that Italy was involved in, and the C.202 would develop into a deadly fighter plane. However, just like its older brother, the MC.202 had its share of drawbacks. It lacked any serious firepower, and the two machine guns it was armed with would frequently jam. In addition, both the radios and the oxygen system were highly unreliable. Despite all this though, many consider the Folgore to be the best and most undervalued aircraft Italy fielded during the war. The Macchi C.202 Folgore was originally created by Mange and Barracuda, updated Herc, and exported Kev4000.

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