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Crossturn

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Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« on: October 23, 2019, 01:09:29 AM »

Italy's planned aircraft carrier Aquila is included in BAT, but are there any Italian aircraft that are actually capable of carrier operations? Historically they seem to have planned on exclusively using the Re.2001 OR Serie II as a fighter-bomber (it supposedly could even carry a 600kg torpedo), but the available version of the Re.2001 does not have a tail hook.

Are there any other Italian aircraft included in BAT that could be used on the Aquila? What have people used in the past?
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2019, 05:53:17 AM »

The Aquila model used in game is the same model as the British HMS  Illustrious just with a slightly different paint job, as for Italian carrier aircraft i honestly have no idea, i suspect the smaller Italian fighters could have been modified but im not sure they ever developed aircraft for it. it seems they tested the German carrier aircraft for it but once again never got beyond the testing stage
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 06:07:24 AM »

Individual "what if" aircraft mods are already in SAS  ;)

https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27534.0.html
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27530.0.html
https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,27634.0.html


Composing those mods into B.A.T. or not is another discussion.
B.A.T. --- WAW has had many many aircrafts and ....
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 07:33:17 AM »

In addition to the Aquila, converted from the liner Roma, the Regia Marina also had plans to convert another liner, Augustus, to be renamed Sparviero. Similar in scale to Aquila.
Aquila was to have and air complement of 38 Reggiane Re 2001, Falco II Fighter Bombers. Some of the aircraft were built complete with arrestor hooks and catapult couplings. No wing fold mechanism was provided.

Tactically the main role of the carrier would be to provide defensive CAP, with land based support from bombers.
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 08:33:12 AM »

Perhaps I should rephrase my question... are there any Italian aircraft currently in BAT that are equipped with tail hooks? :)

As I said, I know that historically they intended to use the Re.2001 on the Aquila (at least initially) but the one in BAT does not have a tail hook. The AI does seem able to land the Re.2001 on the Aquila without one, however... not sure if I could pull it off myself.

western0221, those are some intriguing alternate carrier versions, though!
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019, 10:24:36 AM »

are there any Italian aircraft currently in BAT that are equipped with tail hooks? :)

None as of v3.7.X.
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Re: Aircraft suitable for the Aquila
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019, 10:48:28 AM »

Re.2001 naval version mod was published by Ectoflyer here --- https://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,28238.0.html

... even a bit doubting its compatibility to 4.12.2m game and B.A.T.
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