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Icarus Releases Fiat Cr-42

Last updated Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:16:57 GMT
Originally posted on Sat, 01 Nov 2003 01:08:38 GMT

Now available from Icarus for FS2004, FS2002 and CFS2 is their version of the Fiat Cr-42. Included are two models, eight liveries, multiresolution, virtual cockpit and more. For more information and details, click on Read More.

Icarus Golden age releaeses Fiat Cr-42 pack. Two models, including the special Daimler Benz version, eight liveries (includes Swedish and Hungarian version). CFS2/FS2004/FS2002, multiresolution, virtual cockpit and working gauges, fully animated.

  • Shock absorber movement
  • Wheel rotation
  • Dynamic VC gauges
  • Moving rudder pedals

For the first time in the history of flight simulators, you can take a Fiat CR.42 for a spin.

Icarus CR-42

Flown during World War II, the plane is relatively unique to that aviation because it is a sesquiwing biplane, meaning the lower wing is significantly smaller than the upper wing.

You will notice when you are flying the plane in your simulator that the interference drag normally associated with biplane flying has been effectively minimized, making it a zippy plane that is a great deal of fun to fly. Although occupying a small niche of biplanes that were active during World War II, the plane was manufactured by Fiat, which makes it the most widely produced Italian aircraft in World War II, more so than any of Fiat’s monoplanes.

British intelligence services feared the Fiat CR.42 because of its incredible maneuverability. It was particularly suited for close quarters air combat, which made it primarily used as a front line fighter plane.

The Fiat CR.42s were used by the Regia Aeronautica, the Italian air force primarily leading up to the beginning of World War II. During this time, it was used as the main night fighter of the air force, so when you plan out your missions, consider doing some night flying over mainland Europe to see a bit of what the pilots had to deal with.

The fighter was also used during this time in Africa and Iraq. If you are looking for a more varied set of terrain to try out the plane in, consider flying in those areas for some desert and rocky terrain. The plane was used prominently by the Hungarian air force as well, and later on in the war it was brought to the Luftwaffe, the German air force. With its great maneuverability, unique design, and fascinating history, the Fiat CR.42 is a terrific plane to fly in your favorite flight simulator.

Now on sale at Icarus:

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Ian Stephens is a Flight Simulation enthusiast with a keen interest in aviation and technology. He has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.

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