The MC-200 shown above was abandoned at Banghazi K3 airfield during the Axis retreat following the battle of El Alamein. It is displayed in the markings of the 372nd Squadron of the Regia Aeronautica which it carried at the time of its capture.
The MC-200 was powered by a FIAT A.74 R.C.38 double row, fourteen cylinder, air cooled radial engine of 870 hp. This engine gave the plane a maximum speed of 313 mph, a ceiling of 29,200 ft, a range of 355 miles and an endurance of 1 hr 20 min. It was decidedly under-armed with only two 12.7mm Breda machine guns firing through the propeller. This made the aircraft a favoured target of Allied airmen over Malta. Many of them would not have survived if the Saetta had been armed with cannons.
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