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Fictional Airplane Development: CANSA FC.13

I always liked Italies early WW2 fighter designs which were aerodynamically advanced but plagued by weak and unreliable engines. A while ago I stumbled over… and thought it'd be cool to draw a hypothetical single seat fighter version with some aerodynamical refinements. Tried to practice soft shading too.

[EDIT: reworked parts of it]
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Medjugore's avatar
A soviet yak with italian airframe? Looks good!
Maki-3's avatar
I don't know much about planes, but i love anything from this era really. Great work!
EyeballEarth's avatar
Thanks, nice to see you like it!
Stevie-The-Fixer's avatar
Would have been a winner - but I reckon they would have to provide a full canopy.
EyeballEarth's avatar
Depends on when it'd be built I guess, many earlier italian planeshad open ones. That gives me an an idea, maybe I'll get around to draw a series 5 version of this plane, like the MC 205 or Fiat G55, with closed canopy and those Tifone engines.
dommylive's avatar
Gorgeous work :)
Neiot's avatar
Nice! It looks like an amazing aircraft. :nod:
Skoshi8's avatar
600 hp was pretty low for the dawn of WWII, most early 30s fighters had the same or more. A shame considering Italy's advanced auto engines.
EyeballEarth's avatar
Yeah, their aerodynamics were really good but they only started to shine when they got those license produced german engines.
akaScottland's avatar
Amazing as usual lol.
Black-Rose-92's avatar
This looks really nice. I love the design and the fact that it's based on an actualy model makes it even cooler!
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comradeloganov's avatar
Lovely rework of a little-known aircraft. Very nice.
EyeballEarth's avatar
Yeah, those oddball designs alwayys stand in the shadows of the likes of Spitfire, 109 or P-51. Thanks!
comradeloganov's avatar
I agree completely! You might like some of my "what if" profiles that seek to redress that very imbalance.
EyeballEarth's avatar
Your stuff is cool, great job!
comradeloganov's avatar
Thanks! I hope you don't mind, but I linked to your image on a couple of "what if" modeling forums where I post all my profiles. I know they'll like it there. It's very much up their alley.……
EyeballEarth's avatar
Sure, no prob, thanks!
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