The fiat g55 centauro was a redesigned version of the g50 freccia differences included a db 605 a 1 engine an improved fineness ratio of the fuselage and a redesigned wing built in 2 sections bolted together at the centerline for greater efficiency. The fiat g55 centauro centaur was an improved version of the g50 powered by a licence built db 605 engine and armed with two machine guns and three 20mm cannon thus solving most of the problems with the earlier aircraft. The fiat g55 centauro italian centaur was a single engine single seat world war ii fighter aircraft used by the regia aeronautica and the anr aeronautica nazionale repubblicana in 1943 1945 it was designed and built in turin by fiat. Undoubtedly the fiat g55 centauro centaur served as italys best fighter design of world war 2 the type made use of a license produced version of the excellent german daimler benz db 605a series inline engine and featured an enclosed cockpit the latter a rarity among italian fighter aircraft of the war
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