The Macchi M.C.206 was a further development of the M.C.205N, with the same long fuselage and licence-built DB605 engine as that aircraft, but with a wider wing span. The M.C.205N had been developed to take full advantage of the DB605 engine, and if it had entered production would have replaced the interim M.C.205V Veltro, but only two prototypes were ever built. The M.C.206 used the same new fuselage and engine, but with wider wings. Work began on a single prototype, but it was never completed.
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Rickard, J (1 November 2010), Macchi M.C.206 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_macchi_mc206.html